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Spirit in Stone 2018

The Zimbabwe Shona Exhibition 'Spirit in Stone'

  • Proceeds from 'Spirit in Stone' support the Maori School project
  • Affordable and investment artwork available
  • Live Sculpting on-site

Launches Saturday 18th August

The Sculpture Park, Surrey is proud to present:  “Spirit  in  Stone”, an exhibition featuring over 200 unique sculptures made by Shona artists from Zimbabwe.

Visitors will get the opportunity to witness Shona artists making new sculptures in the workshop and learn about the creative process. You will hear from the artists, get insight into Shona culture and find out what has inspired these unique and soulful pieces. Proceeds support the Maori School Project in Mashonaland Central Province Zimbabwe.

The Exhibition runs from the 18th August with live demonstration until the 14th September. Artwork is available for sale, immediate collection and delivery throughout show, until everything is sold!

Key artists include current first and second generation sculptors works as well as works from the great giants and "first generation sculptors.

Social Media 210 x 297 with 3mm Bleed Spirit Stone working advert Surrey Homes sept 2018

African stone sculpture from Zimbabwe is often called Shona sculpture, named after the largest tribe engaged in sculpting.

Zimbabwe derived from the Shona word dzimbabzamabwe which means ‘house of stone’ is the only country on the African continent that has the largest deposits of stone suitable for sculpting

This art movement drew, and continues to draw, sculptors from surrounding African countries – Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia – so while the Shona people are still predominant, other cultural influences have enriched the creation of the sculptures that bear their name.

In the early 1970’s the world recognized that a new art movement has been born in Africa and collectors started snapping up work.

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