Bulawayo National Gallery of Zimbabwe

At the National Gallery in Bulawayo, 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.

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July 2014

ITS HERE MAKE TIME AND JOIN US ON 31 JULY 2014 @ 1730HRS.

SOCIAL GRAVITY three men show JULY 31 2014 National gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, 75 Joshua M.N. Nkomo Street/ L. Takawira Avenue Bulawayo www.nationalgallerybyo.com The National Gallery in Bulawayo is pleased to present “Social Gravity” an exhibition of over 25 … Read More »


May 2014

OPEN CALL: A HISTORY OF ART IN BULAWAYO

Visual artists in Bulawayo are invited to participate in the 28th VAAB Annual exhibition 2014.  V.A.A.B annual exhibition will question the trajectories of art development along the history of the city of Bulawayo which turns 120 years in June 2014. … Read More »


March 2014

Picture This a photography exhibition by young females “speaking hope into their individual situations”

  Opening Friday 14 March 2014 is an exhibition of photograph titled “Picture This” by young females working with the The Precious Life Foundation. The participatory photography project conducted with the Precious Life girls used art as a positive communication … Read More »

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November 20, 2014

boda boda Lounge Art Symposiums 21 -22 November 2014

  boda boda Lounge is a Video art exhibition that will be taking place in various spaces in the continent, this project consists of a video art projects/festival, which will take shape within a partnership between arts organisations on the … Read More »

October 28, 2014

“Thatha Watshi exhibition” Thursday 30 October 2014 at 1730hrs

Thatha is a developing series brand of exhibitions by the National Gallery in Bulawayo. The philosophy of these exhibitions is construed from a social focus and engages various stakeholders including visual artists and the general public to present and highlight … Read More »

August 22, 2014

Gudula a project of decorating rural homes

Concerned by the diminishing art form of uku Gudula (decorating homestead using clays) The Outreach programme in partnership with World Vision Insiza ADP in Filabusi launched the a competition awarding the best decorated “original Hut” in May 2014 at Godlwayo … Read More »