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Shona sculpture Ululating by Onias Mupumha
Zimbabwean artist Onias Mupumha portrait photo

Onias Mupumha

Sculptor

Onias’ style is graceful and organic with fluid uncomplicated lines, reflecting the beauty of natural design. Onias won the sculpture category in the visual arts section of Zimbabwe’s prestigious National Arts Merit Awards in 2008.

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Edward Chiwawa with a huge sculpture
Edward Chiwawa with his sculpture 'Protective Mother', photographed at the Shona Sculpture Gallery in 2013

Edward Chiwawa passes away

1st November 2022

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that senior artist Edward Chiwawa passed away last night. There are only a handful of sculptors left in Zimbabwe who are part of that first group to achieve international recognition, the so-called ‘first generation’ of Shona sculptors. That select group has lost one of its great names […]

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Sylvester Mubayi with one of his sculptures

Sylvester Mubayi at Venice Biennale 2017

19th March 2018

We are delighted that senior sculptor Sylvester Mubayi was chosen to represent Zimbabwe at the 2017 Venice Biennale. Sylvester was one of four artists whose work filled the Zimbabwe Pavilion. Logistical and financial support came from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe. Sylvester Mubayi is the most famous living artist from the so-called ‘first-generation’ of Zimbabwe’s ‘Shona sculpture’ […]

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Shona sculptor Rufaro Murenza portrait photo

National recognition for Guruve’s artists at NAMA yet again!

2nd December 2017

We are delighted that Rufaro Murenza was selected as a finalist in Zimbabwe’s prestigious National Arts Merit Awards. This is the fourth consecutive year that Rufaro has been shortlisted for the 3D visual arts category of NAMA. A huge well done, Rufaro, and our commiserations on the controversial decision on the night!

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Frank McEwen bequest to British Museum now online

2nd December 2017

Images of the sculptures bequested by Frank McEwen, OBE, to the British Museum are now online. The collection includes early works by some of the most significant artists in the Shona sculpture art movement, and we’re sure our collectors will find them fascinating. Frank McEwen, OBE was the influential first curator of the National Gallery […]

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SSG sculpture garden

The Shona Sculpture Gallery opens in Harare

15th August 2017

Guruve’s sister gallery, the Shona Sculpture Gallery, finally opened its gates to the public in March 2016 after three years of preparation. With a delightful sculpture garden and a Spanish-style verandah for smaller works, we are already getting great reviews on TripAdvisor. A much-needed positive development for the art movement and artists on the ground in Zimbabwe!

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