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The first choice centre for the full story
of visual arts of Zimbabwe
for socio-economic development by 2030

The first choice centre for the full story
of visual arts of Zimbabwe
for socio-economic development by 2030

Vision

Vision

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To promote talent, develop creativity,
continuous dialogue and inspiration
towards a broader appreciation of the
dynamic visual arts of Zimbabwe.
Let’s tell the world your story.

To promote talent, develop creativity, continuous dialogue
and inspiration towards a broader appreciation of the
dynamic visual arts of Zimbabwe.

Let’s tell the world your story.

Mission

Mission

Vision

The first choice centre for the full story of visual arts of Zimbabwe for socio-economic development by 2030

Mission

To promote talent, develop creativity, continuous dialogue and inspiration towards a broader appreciation of the dynamic visual arts of Zimbabwe.

Housed in one of the country’s finest monuments, the National Gallery in Bulawayo is a unique facility, which holds invigorating and challenging exhibitions.

Douslin House where the Gallery is housed is more than 125 years. Its architectural splendour makes evident the gallery’s own goal of aesthetic appreciation and artistic aim.

As custodians of a growing Zimbabwean heritage, we are tasked with the creative and intellectual discipline to select, to nurture and commend outstanding works of visual art, to select and display pivotal works, to generate and improve upon existing talent, to train and develop artistic skills, to educate, to empower, to mediate, and mostly to celebrate.

Freed from some of the influences and concerns, which dominate other provinces in Zimbabwe, the unique thrust of the National Gallery in Bulawayo is its desire to dissolve barriers between art and its audience, to establish a consistent dialogue and intimacy. The personality of this gallery is embodied in its transparent windows in the Lower Gallery, which allow passers-by to view current exhibitions while going on about their daily business.

Unhu /Ubuntu

we affirm our humanity by recognizing the humanity of others and, on that basis, establish respectful human relations with them. We also believe in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity

Pan Africanism:

we believe that African people both on the continent and in the diaspora share not only a common history but a common destiny.

Excellence:

deliver highest quality of products and services in all our endeavours

Message from the Director

A key area of focus in 2021 is visual artist capacity enhancement. The NGB seeks to progressively improve the levels of knowledge, skills and networks of our resident and none-resident artists. In this regard, we will roll out a series of training workshops facilitated by local and international resource persons. Digital technology has emerged as one of the priority areas of training. We are desirous to see more artists exploiting digital technologies to create and promote their work. We are keen to see more Bulawayo artists taking up residencies in regional and international galleries and their work being showcased globally and further included in galleries’ permanent collections.

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