Toronto Botanical Garden’s outdoor African art exhibition “ZimSculpt” showcases hundreds of stone sculptures by many of Zimbabwe’s most renowned contemporary artists. ZimSculpt exhibition runs until September 30, 2018. Admission is free.
The works are chiseled, hand-carved, sanded and polished by artists who draw upon a wide variety of inspiration. From dramatic modern styling praised by Henry Moore, to more contemplative “village” pieces that capture African life, these sculptures project a vibrancy that has captivated audiences around the world. The setting of Toronto’s most beautiful garden for this great art highlights the beauty of both.
During the course of the exhibition, the two artists-in-residence, Brighton Layson and Passmore Mupindiko will be live-sculpting, demonstrating their carving techniques and intricate handiwork. All displayed work, including work created during the event, will be available for purchases. You can watch them work under the Marketplace tent in the Perennial Border.
COFFEE WITH THE CURATOR
Join us for coffee and chat with Joseph Croisette. He’ll offer behind-the-scenes insights on the exhibition and answer questions about the sculpture art form.
Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. FREE.
An outdoor Marketplace will feature smaller one-of-a-kind sculptures for purchase as well as traditional basketry and jewellery by Zimbabwean artists.
The Marketplace is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ZIMSCULPT ART & GARDEN TOURS
Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. (free)
A TBG Tour Guide will lead an informative and engaging tour of the gardens along with the sculptures on display.
View the sculpture gallery online: https://www.flickr.com/photos/tbg_canada/albums/72157669931632827
Photo credit: Arthur Mola Photography