I am a Zimbabwean born Visual Artist working mainly in Installation. My work explores themes, of vulnerability, abandonment and fragility by using narratives that come from subjects, places or objects that have gone unnoticed. I like to use materials that best express this such as rusty metals and paper. The different narratives used in my work, come from my own childhood memories of growing up in Zimbabwe as well as my experiences of living in different countries and communities. More recently I have been interested in the migration of people and their search for the ideal home. And trying to questioning just how green the grass is on the other side. I aim to highlight what we think a home is or should be, with the reality of what most homes are like. This new influence has come not only from my own personal journey away from what I would call a home, but also from volunteering in a very neglected community in South Africa.
CV & Education
2005-2009 2:1 Bachelors of Fine Art (HONS) University of Cumbria, U.K.
2010 May In search of the Promised Land, Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle, England
2014 Mar The Luck Of Edenhall, The Old Fire Station, Carlisle.
2010 Nov The Meeting Point, National Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe.
2009 Jul Summer Exhibition, Cecil Street Projects, Carlisle, England.
2009 Jul Summer Exhibition, Bank Gallery, Carlisle, England.
2009 Jun This side of Somewhere, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, England.
2008 Dec Love in the Asylum, Wasps Studios, Glasgow, Scotland.
2008 Sep Liquidizer, Vault Gallery, Lancaster, England
2008 Feb Seconds Out- Redefined, University of Cumbria, Carlisle, England
Grants/ Awards/ Residencies
2007-2009 University of Cumbria, Undergraduate Scholarship.
2009 Undergraduate Arts Achievement Award, University of Cumbria.
2013 Nov Illustration for cover of GWC Annual Report, Cape Town, South Africa
27-10-2010 “Zimbabwe: Breda New Art Sensation”, T. Monda, The Zimbabwe Herald.
2010- 2011 Primary Art and music teacher, Kyle Preparatory School, Masvingo, Zimbabwe.
2012-2014 Volunteer Music Teacher in a Preschool, Trinity Children's Center, Cape Town, South Africa.
2012- 2014 Volunteer children's worker, Cape Town, South Africa