workshop sammen med
11., 12. og 13. sept. 2020
Rickson Zavare ’Murehwa’
Rickson Zavare ’Murehwa’, ( f 1977) fra Murehwa i Zimbawe; er oplært af sin svoger Tago Tazvitya og har arbejdet med sten siden 1996. Han har været med til at opbygge Chitungwiza Arts Center, et af de største kunster kollektiver i Zimbabwe.
Rickson er inspireret af formen på den rå sten, begivenheder, glæde, kærlighed, meditation og vand.
Ricksons arbejde med sten handler om at skabe originale skulpturer, bevare afrikansk kulturarv, kulturudveksling og uddanne elever og skabe selvtillid for mindre privilegerede.
Rickson laver udstillinger og workshops i Zimbabwe og i Tyskland, Frankrig, Holland, Canada, Sydafrika, USA, Korea og Australien.
Udvalgte workshops og udstillinger
National Art Gallery workshop 2000.
Hannover Exhibition, Germany 2001
International Trade Fair, Zimbabwe, 2002
Group Exhibition Highlands Harare, 2002
National arts Council (7Arts Theatre), 2002
International Book Fair Harare Exhibition, 2002
Exhibited in Johannesburg South Africa, 2005
National Arts Merit Award Nominee, 2007
Southern African Aids Festivals (SAAF), 2008
Founder of Artists Against HIV and Aids, 2008
Her er forsvundet en del af listen men
udstilling og workshop:
Kunstskolen på Musicon, Roskilde 2015
KunstSmedjen på Musicon, Roskilde 2019
Born in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, Goodson Mlera grew up with his family in the high-density suburb of Tafara. There he successfully completed his primary and secondary education.
When he was young, Goodson was inspired by seeing the stone works of the well renowned artist, Luxon Gutsa.
In 1999, when he was only eleven years old and in his sixth level of primary education, he was encouraged by the sculptor Jim Sephani to experiment with sculpting.
Goodson says, “At first my family did not like it. They wanted me to finish school and do a white-collar job. But to my surprise, I now look after my parents through my sculpting profession. I was born an artist. I enjoyed the subject of drawing at school. The schoolteachers today are using some of the diagrams and maps I drew. My resolution is not only to be a serious full-time artist, but also a successful one.”
During those early school years, Goodson had very little time to focus on sculpting. From 1999 to 2005, he was only able to carve in his spare time. Once he completed his O levels in 2006, however, he devoted himself to working full time as a sculptor. He has the ability to combine the natural and spiritual elements of stone and create sculptures that are both incredibly beautiful and emotionally expressive. His sculptures speak of parenthood, innocence, protection and love.
He is committed to portraying the ever-changing aspects of his culture. The durability of his messages spurs him on to use increasingly harder stones. He enjoys the challenge of creating his works of art using one of the hardest stones available in Zimbabwe, Springstone.
Goodson has now been successful in establishing himself as one of Zimbabwe’s most talented, young artists. His works are original and creative, and his reputation is growing quickly. His sculptures can be found in galleries and private collections around the world.
1 Michael Shark Paris, France - 2016, 2017, 2018
2 Galerie L’appart Perigueux, France - 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
3 Moulin de la pierre, Vilhonneur, Poitou-Charentes, France - 2016, 2018, 2019
4 Africajarc, Cajarc, France - 2018
5 Municipalité de la Rochefoucauld, France - 2018
6 Friends of Zimbabwe, Fribourg, Switzerland - 2019
7 Into Africa, Nürnberg, Germany – 2019
Remembrance Chikuruwo was born in 1989 in Chivhu in central Zimbabwe. He is one of six siblings, the only boy amongst five sisters!
Remembrance’s father Simoriro Chikuruwo encouraged his son to try stone sculpture. Simoriro has been a sculptor for many years and owns a serpentine mine in his kumusha (rural home area). When he had completed his education, Remembrance began assisting his father.
His childhood in the sango (bush), and his father’s deep connection to Shona beliefs and traditions, means Remembrance is deeply connected to nature and Shona spirituality.
“The stories in my art relates to the spiritual – animals, birds, water and others. When I was growing up, I was also a hunter; whenever I wanted to renew my creativity I would just wander in the mountains and along the riverbanks.”
In 2006, Remembrance left his rural home for the big city, namely Chitungwiza – a city of over a million people about 30km southwest of the capital Harare.
Remembrance’s work effortlessly combines the uncluttered feel of the best of Zimbabwe’s contemporary abstract sculpture with the inspiration that comes from a traditional rural upbringing.
Workshops and exhibitions.
Rememberance did two workshops with Fair Trade Designers from Denmark in 2011 and 2013 at Chitungwiza Arts centre Zimbabwe.
2015 he taught children how to sculpt at HIFA (Harare International Festival of the Arts) in Harare.
2016 He participated in Art for Charity Exhibitions and Competition
2017 Rememberance was a representative of Chitungwiza Arts Centre at HIFA.
2018 he studied art (sculpture short course) at National Gallery of Zimbabwe.
His artworks are exhibited around the world in Europe, South Africa, America and Asia.