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ZimSculpt returns after a sell-out exhibition last year

Back for its second year, with an entirely new collection just for the Toronto Botanical Garden, the ZimSculpt team will be back with a spectacular display of sculptures made by hand from stone brought from the Zimbabwean mountains.

The exhibition runs from June 28 through September 8, 2019.
Admission is free.

Over 100 large sculptures will be displayed throughout the gardens along with the very popular Marketplace where hundreds of handheld pieces will be available for purchase. The setting of the botanical garden amplifies both the beauty of the art as well as the gardens.

All sculptures are available for purchase. Delivery and installation of larger pieces will be for free for local addresses. 

Zimbabwean sculptors Brighton Layson and Passmore Mupindiko will be back again, directly from Zimbabwe – demonstrating and answering questions about the stone, technique and their inspirational stories.  

“We’re so excited to come back to Toronto and visit all the wonderful people we met last year.” says Vivienne and Joseph Croisette, “We’re also hoping to connect with many new visitors who missed our show last year. We have so much to showcase, with new artists and sculptures, we will be offering free guided tours every weekend.”

ZIMSCULPT HIGHLIGHTS

LIVE-SCULPTING, DAILY

Throughout the exhibition, artists-in-residence, Brighton Layson and Passmore Mupindiko will be live-sculpting, demonstrating their carving techniques and intricate handiwork. You can watch them work under the Marketplace tent in the Perennial Border.
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ZIMSCULPT MARKETPLACE

An outdoor Marketplace features smaller, one-of-a-kind sculptures for purchase as well as traditional basketry and jewellery by Zimbabwean artists.
Daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

FREE WEEKEND ZIMSCULPT TOURS

Meet the ZimSculpt curators, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the exhibition while learning more about Shona sculptures.
Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

CURATOR TALK | SCULPTURE IN YOUR GARDEN

Curator Vivienne Croisette will walk you through tips and trade secrets for bringing art into your natural outdoor environment. Meet at the Marketplace for this outdoor walk and talk.
Public $30 | Members $25

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2018 ZIMSCULPT GALLERY

Photo credit: Arthur Mola Photography

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