By Tafara Chikumira
AT least 20 artists from the city of Gweru are set to exhibit their artworks at the Bulawayo Art Gallery in a breakthrough for their careers.
The artists are showcasing their abstract and figurative art forms at Gweru Museum as they battle it out for the final selection.
The different art forms speak to lived realities with sketches like Mbuyanehanda and some footsteps signifying her famous ‘Mapfupa Angu Achamuka’ citation.
The artists have different stories to tell and are convinced showcasing their artworks in Bulawayo will give them a platform to reach out to the world.
The government has a deliberate policy to support all forms of art in line with the country’s economic blueprint, the National Development Strategy 1.
“Art like any other profession is critical in the development trajectory of the country. The innovation by the young people here can not go unnoticed.
“It is the wish for the second republic to give everyone of you the much-needed room to spread your wings in the best way possible. We urge you to go and make Gweru proud through this opportunity which has been granted to you,” said Joram Chimedza, Gweru District Development Coordinator.
The Bulawayo Art Gallery is in partnership with several international institutions which gives artists the much-needed platform to exchange ideas and market their products to the rest of the world.