Nyadzombe Nyampenza

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Mugabe’s art: A celebration of African childhood

A larger part of the audience will most likely conclude that the sounding words bear no correspondence to the depicted scenario.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Oct. 10, 2022

Makaza’s new work revels in domestic bliss

Makaza hints at a similar transformation stating that in a space of three years a lot had happened.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Oct. 28, 2022

Nyakauru’s sculptures depict seen, unseen realities

By depicting both the seen and unseen worlds the multi award-winning artist courts new audiences without alienating the old.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Nov. 17, 2022

Zvepano exhibition offers female perspectives on social issues

That would be a wasted opportunity for growth through experiment and inspiration in a new environment.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Nov. 25, 2022

Nyandoro envisions a beautiful life for women

A SOLO exhibition Mupfumi Ndini at Artillery Gallery in Harare marks a bold entry and self-introductiston for young female artist
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Dec. 9, 2022

US artists illuminate sacred Nharira Hills

Many drivers speeding down the stretch of the highway between Norton and Harare hardly have time to view the marvel, except for locals.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Feb. 27, 2023

Teede gets candid in her latest exhibition

Cocoon one, two and three, revel in the different forms in shape and colour that cocoons are created, which may allude to wider social implications.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Mar. 2, 2023

Zim has great visual artistic talent

Third prizes were taken by Daniel Chimurure (painting) and Johnson Mugabe (mixed media).
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Mar. 15, 2023

Exhibition honours women

International Women’s Day is celebrated as a focal point in the women’s rights movement.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Mar. 21, 2023

Takadiwa’s exhibition grapples with remnants of colonialism

Curated by Fadzai Muchemwa, NGZ’s contemporary art curator, Takadiwa’s exhibition runs under the polemic title Vestiges of Colonialism.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Mar. 28, 2023

Zim’s visual artist makes waves in Europe

Curated by Jeanette Pacher, Mukwazhi’s current exhibition at the Secession, that runs until April 16, also marks the publication of her first monograph.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Apr. 6, 2023

Exhibition celebrates Tengenenge arts community

The artworks show different approaches in technique and subject matter, ranging from the naive to ultra-modernist aesthetics, proving that the movement is alive and continues to evolve.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Apr. 21, 2023

Confidence blossoms in Tauzeni’s exhibition

In Plato’s Cave, the people are constrained from discovering how the shadows were being cast by real objects passing in front of a fire that was behind them.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza May. 26, 2023

Mushakwe paints grim mural to warn about climate change

In commemoration of World Environment Day, Harare-based visual artist Merilyn Mushakwe recently painted a mural in Mbare that carries a strong message about climate change.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Jun. 21, 2023

Zimbolicious Anthology 7: A confluence of artistic mediums, emotions

Visual art is also used as an intermission between prose and poetry.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Jun. 28, 2023

Walls of Perception spotlights the impact of drug abuse

In Zimbabwe, the issue of drug and substance abuse has become a serious public health concern in recent years.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Jun. 30, 2023

Chapfika’s soft art tackles hard issues

The title of the exhibition TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read) is a great title even if it’s too clever and concise.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Jul. 20, 2023

Painting bonds young couple in love

The titles may help to bring a new perspective from each work, but overall, the reaction is ingrained and primordial.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Jul. 24, 2023

Personal trauma inspires touching exhibition

In the age of social media, many young black women present themselves and share exclusively positive aspects of their lives.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Aug. 8, 2023

Grey-zones speaks for the unseen

Shaw’s monochromatic works cast an ominous shadow on the exhibition, laying a gray pall like the aftermath of a battlefield.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Sep. 4, 2023

Showcase of Zim talent at FNB Art Joburg

FNB Art Joburg is an annual art fair that showcases the best from institutions, galleries and artists from Africa and the diaspora.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Sep. 22, 2023

Makumbe shares gift of seeing through art

One of his paintings could have just been a plain head and shoulders portrait attracting mild interest.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Oct. 5, 2023

Fine art photography guru mentors locals

To remain authentic, Chudy spoke against complacency, and advised artists to always check within themselves by asking if what they are doing was valid or not.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Oct. 25, 2023

Film mirrors power, beauty of African women

The competition is meant to bring out the unique worldview and experiences of Zimbabweans.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Nov. 7, 2023

Takura draws inspiration from material decay

The artist said his inspiration comes from the community and people who shared with him their personal stories of unresolved issues from the past and the present.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Nov. 8, 2023

Fashion speaks louder than words

Chest-baring clothes for men and female outfits exposing a thigh or cleavage are usually deemed too erotic in Zimbabwe’s mainstream culture.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Nov. 16, 2023

Mutema’s magical art provokes spiritual awakening

Mutenga lauded Mutema for showing true commitment as an artist with her latest body of artworks that demonstrates boldness, bravery, and an experimental attitude.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Nov. 21, 2023

Patrons give thumbs up to FFG exhibition

Standing before a watercolour and book pages on Fabriano by Teede, Dzimano said she fell in love with the colour.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Dec. 20, 2023

Lack of corporate sponsorship shackles visual arts

Exhibitions need sponsorship with funds that go into logistics, and marketing strategies that extend beyond the opening night.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Dec. 25, 2023

At ease with Badza, a man of many jackets

Away from the spotlight, Badza has been instrumental in the success of the artists at FFG.
By Nyadzombe Nyampenza Feb. 17, 2024