A solo exhibition of wood sculptures by the Botswana based Zimbabwean artist Shepherd Ndudzo exploring the concept of home titled “Ndafunga Dande” has been opened at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
Ndudzo’s works interrogates diaspora narratives and questions the idea of being away from home.
The exhibition by Ndudzo explore issues such as distant love, immigration, women and worshipping among other issues affecting people in diaspora.
It seeks to inspire Zimbabweans living out of the country to value their home countries.
The exhibition is inspired by Ndudzo’s personal experiences especially when he listens to music by Oliver Mtukudzi among other local musicians.
Author Dr Sekai Nzenza who was guest of honour during official opening of the exhibition commended Ndudzo for his works that touch on important aspects in life such as immigration while also urging Zimbabweans in diaspora to celebrate being Zimbabwean.
Some of Ndudzo’s works have been exhibited in Korea, China, South Africa and Botswana.
There are very few wood sculptors in the country and Ndudzo brings a new dimension to this exhibition at a time when young artists are ignoring this form of art.