We wish to thank you for subscribing to the National gallery Newsletter, as you have notice not much news has been coming your way lately this was due to some staffing challenges at the gallery. I am Cliford Zulu the Bulawayo Curator Assistant to chief Curator NGZ i wish to let you know that we are revisiting the Sabona newsletter that was started by our late Regional Director Dr Yvone Vera. the news letter will be issued over two months and will cover NGZ and Friend Of the Gallery, administration, general art in Bulawayo artist interviews current and forthcoming exhibitions and activities etc.
This November we will host two exhibitions and a Bulawayo Conversations
Guest speaker Nonhlanhla Mathe and Cliford Zulu two artists that took park in international workshops and exhibition in Norway and UK respectively the conversation will be held on 18 November 2013 for more details visit www.poptybach2013.blogspot.co.uk
On 22 November 2013 the gallery will once again host the Voices in Colour project an this year the exhibition will be preceded by a workshop Voices in Colour: connecting contemporary cultures – Art Exhibition The exhibition ‘Reciprocal Narratives about Place about Home’, curated by Mthabisi Phili, showcases artists from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Germany and the UK Voices in Colour: connecting contemporary cultures – Art Exhibition
VISUAL ARTISTS ASSOCIATION 27th ANNUAL EXHIBITION
TITLED VISUAL IMPACT –THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE
On 28 November 2013 the artists in Bulawayo will for the 27th time exhibit contemporary works of art and craft in the annual VAAB 27th annual exhibition 2013 title VISUAL IMPACT – THE ELEMENT OF SURPRISE. The exhibition is expected to be officially opened by the president of one of the Rotary clubs in Bulawayo. On the opening night of the exhibition the association honours outstanding works of art through cash and material awards.
The Visual Artist’s Association is a grouping of artists in and around Bulawayo administered by a voluntary committee elected every three years. Since the inception of the association in 1983 VAAB continues with activities that seek to fulfil the vision of the association and has made huge strides in improving the livelihood of the sector in this region and country at large. Over the years VAAB together with partners has managed to survive the test of time hence the artists in Bulawayo are now ready to take the VAAB to another level contemporary and relevant to the present day administration of the group.
Over the 27 years of exhibition we have not managed to celebrate the great artists Bulawayo and the country has, hence this application for your support. We are seeking cash prices for the following categories
YOUNG ARTIST OF PROMISE: this award is given to a young artist who have shown creative development in his or her work throughout the year and has potential for success proposed award
BEST FEMALE ARTIST: in an effort to uplift and instil confidence to our female artists who against all odds ventured into the male dominated sector. We wish to celebrate these courageous artist who will inspire other females to practise art without fear of intimidation, this should secure enough art materials for the next coming first quarter of 2014 and also enable conducive space for creativity.
OVERALL BEST WORK 2013: This is the grand award given to the artist who has displayed confidence, maturity, creativity, innovation and eloquence. This award automatically becomes the VAAB entry to the National Arts Merit Awards N.A.M.A organised by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe every February. Also this award enables us to second the artist name for consideration to the Venice Biennale Zimbabwe Pavilion 2015 and the Dark Art Biennale in Senegal 2014.
These awads will boost the confidence of other players in the sector to consider supporting the work of the artist and enabling other artists to be proud creatives that inspire contemporary design and style for your business or programmes
OTHER CONSOLATION AWARDS BY CATEGORY
Outstanding 2 and 3 Dimensional work award
Outstanding craft/ design of innovative work award
Outstanding Video/ photography award
BULAWAYO community is invited to come and support the artists on the 28th and we call upon the business community to support the awards through the association
Cliford Zulu Curator NGB
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