Invitation, Exhibition preview and workshop.

April 2018


We are so thrilled to invite you to the last 2 activities this April. Please join us for the opening of two exhibitions this Friday 27 April at 1730hrs. Insight/ Outsight is a solo exhibition by visiting artist-in-residence Olivia Botha. The exhibition is a final project out of a 3 months residency that saw her interact with local resident artists and exploring the City. Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, currently visiting Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Resides in Cape Town, South Africa. Olivia is an emerging artist and recent Fine Art graduate. Dean’s Merits List 2016 University of Cape Town, Michaelis, Gardens
EXHIBITIONS 2016 Whitewash Sasol New Signatures Competition, Pretoria Art Museum
2015 Bestiary: A Group Exhibition Killing Two Birds with one Stone. In collaboration with Carli Bassin. Untitled Studios, Cape Town
Group Exhibition: Collective Noun. Where are you from? Where would you like to go? Michaelis Gallery, Cape Town
2014 Group Exhibition: Where the Wild Things Are Breathe Hiddingh Campus, Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town

In celebrating Zimbabwe’s 38th independence day in 2018, the National Gallery in Bulawayo is pleased to present the 3rd edition of the Zimbabwe Independence Annual exhibition 2018 titled, The legacy.  Inspired by the November 2017 Operation Restore Legacy, the exhibition will present the work by George Masarira, Mduduzi Moyo, Mkwananzi, Allison Baker,  Mthabisi Dube, Damaiantee Patel, Allen Sibanda, Kudakwashe Musingarambwi Talent Kapadza, Phillip Butler and Carlton Gumede. Legacy is a platform encouraging the participation by visual artists throughout the country on national Issues and will also seek to captivate the nation to revive the spirit of Ubuntu/uhnu that saw Zimbabweans from all walks of life expressing their desire for freedom of expression. The exhibition is celebrating our cultural diversity and shared history, further enriching the nation’s Legacy rooted in our cultural heritage and tangible visual culture. The artists are making statements concerning their political observations, developments and inheritance issues. But above all to ask the question whose legacy.

In this context, The Legacy implies a tradition, inheritance, culture and influence or one’s visual perspective of Zimbabwe’s independence. The exhibition aims to be seen as a contemporary guide for the creative memory of our Independence celebrations this year and driving to preserve cultural archives of the country’s inventive activities in the post-independence Zimbabwe, over the passage of time.

As part of the Public Programs, on Monday 30 April meet the artist as Olivia will conduct a workshop from 2 pm on how to create conceptual masks/ artworks using found objects, participation is free however you MUST bring along the following materials to use String, Wire or any tying material think about the structure of your mask while you are collecting the objects confirm with us and we look forward to your participation.

For more details please contact the Curator on 09 70721 or email