visual artt.jpgAn annual visual art exhibition aimed at celebrating the vibrancy of the summer season in colour through the eyes of visual artists’ works has opened at the Gallery Delta in the capital.

With 70 pieces by 25 artists on show, the range of paintings, ceramics, graphic and multimedia art on different mediums covers a wide variety of genres such as wildlife art, landscapes and man in the summer season.

Gallery Delta curator, Gina Maxim says the annual exhibition which is the gallery’s close down show, celebrates the work done over the year by artists as well as giving them a platform to sell un-exhibited works.

The distinctive aspect of some of the art pieces is the combination of rough and raw materials like wood, plastic, metal, tin and paint work to create a unique and intriguing depiction of daily life in summer.

Pieces such as Munyaradzi Mazarire’s “Open Window,” depicting the struggle for freedom from the heat of the season, Munyaradzi Mugorosa’s “Waiting Hand” showing the diversity of summer colours and Tafadzwa Gwetai’s nine piece “Soft” showing the different lifestyles of man through heads, are some interesting works on display.

The ‘summer exhibition’ which will come down end of January also features works by Arthur Azevedo, Virginia Chihota, Masimba Hwati and James Jali among others.

It is supported by The Culture Fund of Zimbabwe Trust, The African Arts Trust and The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.