Zimbabwe Annual Independence Exhibition 2017: Cherishing our national pride through art.

April 2017

We are happy to present the 3rd  Zimbabwe Annual Independence exhibition in collaboration with the Leaders for Africa Network . The exhibition preview will be held on Thursday 27 April 2017, staring at 1730hrs. Honorable Makhosini Hlongwange (MP). Minister of Sport and Recreation.

In 37 years of Zimbabwe’s independence, the National Gallery in Bulawayo continues to join the nation in celebrating the annual event that ushered freedom to the people of Zimbabwe, through an exhibition titled Cherishing National Pride through Arts. Through the exhibition, we are engaging the nation to remember the struggle to freedom and revive the spirit of Ubuntu/uhnu, by celebrating our cultural diversity and shared history, further enriching the nation’s cultural heritage and tangible visual culture. The exhibition is making statements concerning our social developments, environmental surroundings and cultural inheritance.” Largely responding to the question; what does the Zimbabwe independence mean to a Zimbabwean artist to day?

The definition of the word independence in this context implies a tradition, inheritance, legacy, culture and customs or one’s visual perspective of Zimbabwe’s independence the show will aim to be a contemporary guide for creative modernisation and growth driving to preserve cultural archives of the country’s inventive activities in the post-independence Zimbabwe, over the passage of time. The exhibition features the work by 5 Artists Antony Ziyange Mgcini Nyoni, Enock Chimbetete, Tinashe Charleson and Talent Kapadza. the exhibition is Curated by Tafadzwa Gwetai and Cliford Zulu,

The exhibition is being held at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, one of the largest and most beautiful spaces for contemporary art in the country from 27 April to 11 June 2017.