Week 42 of 2017

week 42The Vendors 1992 By West Rose, a part of the NGZ Permanent Collection
This week we celebrate: World food Day and The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Week 41 of 2017

week 41Artwork of the Week: Bwayla by Mulenga J Mulenga, part of the NGZ current African Voices Exhibition Dimensions 120cmx70cm
This week we celebrate International Day of the Girl Child

Week 28 of 2017

28Tsvimbo Mativi Mana (Inheritance) By Julius Mushambadope
 The artwork Tsvimbo Mativi Mana depicts a group of individuals within a family all rushing to grab tsvimbo yenhaka / a wooden stick in the foreground. The

Week 27 of 2017

27 Sambo Kingsley Dance Acrylic on Board 1994Dance By Kingsley Sambo

An upbeat and colourful composition, Dance, portrays a group of people in a jovial mood as they dance and celebrate together. Dance is one of many ways in which

Week 26 of 2017

26 Jack Richard Perpetual angel 120x120cm oil on canvas 1981Perpetual Angle By Jack Richard

This week we celebrate the International Asteroid Day. It is an annual global event that aims to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the

Week 23 of 2017

23 Manzi Josaih Nyau ForestAcrylic on Canvas Acquired 1992Nyau Forest by Josiah Manzi

Nyau which also means mask or initiation is a secret society of the Chewa people. The initiations are normally done in secret locations in the forest. Vibrant colors

Week 21 of 2017

21 Mangena Marvelous Mtshongoyo DancersOil on BoardAcquired 1991Mtshongoyo Dancers by Marvelous Mangena.

The artwork depicts a pulsating traditional dance group entertaining a captivated audience in a football field. Mtshongoyo Dancers marries the past with the present

Week 19 of 2017

19 Azevedo ArthurcrowInk38 X 325CM1992CROW BY ARTHUR AZEVEDO

The Pied Crow is a widely distributed African bird species. Its glossy black head and neck are interrupted by a large area of white feathering from the shoulders down to the lower breast while the tail, bill and wings are black.

Week 18 of 2017

18 Fernandes CharlesJazzified by Fernandes Charles

The artwork Jazzified is an abstract expression of the motion and feel of Jazz music which touches the mind, body and the soul. The rich tones overlapping each other in the composition depict the blending and balance of the complex rhythms of Jazz which distinguishes it from other musical genres.

Week 17 of 2017

17 Workers Henry Tayali Wood cutWorkers by Henry Tayali

The artwork workers portrays a group of men in overalls, carrying mattocks and pickaxes on their shoulders. The men's dress code, tools, posture and the tall buildings parallel to them suggest that they are walking towards a working site which could be a mining plant.

Week 16 of 2017

16 Nene George Liberation I Gouche on paper 1984Liberation 1 by George Nene

The artwork Liberation is subdivided into two main parts; the bottom part depicting the struggle against colonial rule and the upper part portraying freedom as people can

be seen with baskets full of freshly harvested crops and cattle behind them.

This week marks Zimbabwe's celebration of 37 years of Independence. This day, on one hand demonstrates the significance of freedom,

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