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ZimSculpt | Back for its second summer in the garden

Back for its second year, the outdoor art exhibition “ZimSculpt” showcases hundreds of stone sculptures by many of Zimbabwe’s most renowned contemporary artists. Admission is free and all sculptures are available for purchase. The exhibition runs from June through September 2019.

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 purchase. You can watch them work under the Marketplace tent in the Perennial Border.

Meet the curators, get a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition and learn more about Shona sculptures. 
Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. FREE.

An outdoor Marketplace features smaller one-of-a-kind sculptures for purchase as well as traditional basketry and jewellery by Zimbabwean artists.

View the sculpture gallery online:

Photo credit: Arthur Mola Photography

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