visual_art.jpgAn inaugural week long visual art exhibition for young artists from the country’s provinces will be held at the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare early next month.


Preparations for the Meeting Point visual art exhibition which is supported by a local financial institution have begun at the National Art  Gallery of Zimbabwe with interviews being held to select young artists who will take part in the exhibition.


Curator of the exhibition, Raphael Chikukwa says the exhibition will showcase artistic talent through exhibition of various pieces by the youth drawn from across the country’s provinces.

Chikukwa says works from diverse artistic genres will be on display with artists already invited including those who specialize in painting, photography, stone and batik, textiles, graphics, wood and metal sculpture, among others.


The exhibition is expected to be mounted next week. The young artists that are expected to take part include Portia Zvavahera, Richard Mudariki and Virginia Chihota. Veteran sculptor Dominic Benhura is expected to grace the exhibition and give some lessons to the young artists.


The exhibition will also accommodate students from the country’s universities and colleges that have Visual Art programmes as part of their curriculum.


A number of galleries in Harare, Mutare and Bulawayo have taken it upon themselves to assist young artists by organising exhibitions to give the youth a platform to showcase their works.