June 2017

Join us this Friday 23 June 2017 starting at 4 pm for the Bulawayo Conversations. Charles Bhebe one of the four artists representing the country in the ongoing 57th Venice Biennale 2017, will be in conversation with Assistant Curator Cliford Zulu. The conversation will center on how Charles worked around the Theme “Decolonising Boundaries ” and his feelings on returning from the official opening in Italy.

Bhebe is a Bulawayo based artist, whose paintings focus mainly on figurative images and their relation to the social scope.  His works has been featured in galleries across Zimbabwe, National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe, Private Galleries in Bulawayo and Harare, Private collection Livingstone House, Bard House Harare and exhibitions in Germany at the Teloy-Mühle, Meerbusch and Düsseldorf joint exhibitions. Bhebe participated on numerous group exhibitions in Meerbusch with the KunstAusMeerbusch artists initiate. He embarked on Large scale Mural projects in Germany representing Zimbabwe under the Global Mural project with Farbfieber Artists association in Düsseldorf where 10 large scale Murals were realised in collaboration with artists from Latin America and Europe. In 2002 Bhebe represented Zimbabwe on an international Buddy Bear project where each country painted its national fibreglass bear which was going to parade on major cities worldwide, the exhibition went on a world tour through major cities until 2008. He is currently working on an Art in Public spaces initiate with local artist to bring art into public hospitals in partnership with the local health institutions. read more about other participating artists here

Limited sitting, please bring along you favourable beverages and eats to share. for more details please contact the NGB Curator on 0970721 or c.zulu@nationalgallery.co.zw