Stone Sculpture has been one of Zimbabwe’s biggest art exports! Watch the video below to learn more about how stone sculpture started in Zimbabwe.
Tom Bloemfield started Tengenenge Art Community, and it has since been the starting point for some of the biggest names in the industry. Stone sculptures can be very expensive abroad, and this it is the international community that tends to support the
The gallery makes for a good day trip, however, there are no food facilities so you’ll need to pack your own lunch. There are lodges there as well, however, they give the word “rustic” a whole new meaning! In other words, I wouldn’t plan an overnight stay, at least not at the moment. Entry is free, and you can take any pieces purchased home with you, or arrange for shipping if you live overseas.
To get to Tengenenge Art community from Harare, you take the road to Guruve, until you see a sign that says “Art Centre” on your right. You drive down about 18km before you see another black sign that says Art Centre (the one at the start of the video). You continue down that road, past the chrome mine. There are signs along the way so you won’t get lost. The journey will take you about 2 hours.
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