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ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery
Stone sculpture from Zimbabwe is often called Shona sculpture, named after the largest tribe engaged in this indigenous art movement. Zimbabwe, morphed from the Shona word dzimbadzamabwe which means “house of stone,” is the only country on the African continent that has large deposits of stone suitable for sculpting.
Zimbabwean sculptors, who carve entirely by hand, work outdoors - creating and frequently displaying their work in open air-studios. Al fresco shows of Shona sculptures have become very popular in the UK, many European countries, Australia and more recently the US.
ZimArt has brought this concept to Canada hosting a number of public and private outdoor exhibitions annually, including The Rice Lake Series, which was launched in 2000. This annual exhibition held at the Rice Lake Gallery, north of Rice Lake, mid-way between Peterborough and Port Hope in Ontario, attracts thousands of art lovers.
ZimArt also co-operates with other Canadian galleries interested in showcasing Shona sculpture. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Curator, Fran Fearnley, travels to Zimbabwe each year to select and purchase sculptures directly from the artists. She travels extensively around the country choosing a body of work that fully represents the breadth of style, form and stone that makes this art movement so dynamic and universal in its appeal.
ZimArt assists a number of grassroots initiatives in Zimbabwe supporting vulnerable children. Find out more.
Click here for ZimArt's 2013 exhibition schedule.
ZimArt is a member of the Arts Council of Northumberland.
ZimArt is a partner with Peterborough & Kawarthas Tourism and the Explore Rice Lake initiative. Visit their websites for information about accommodation, restaurants and other attractions in the region.
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