Cannizaro Park is a public Grade II * listed park in Wimbledon in the London Borough of Merton, South West London. It is located to the south of Wimbledon Common and is a stone’s throw from Wimbledon Village. It is known for its ornamental landscaped gardens with ponds and sculpture.
The Friends of Cannizaro Park were first established in 1997 and now have over 500 Members and Life Members. Together they help to ensure that local and not so local people, who enjoy and care about the Park, can make a real difference to the appearance diversity and upkeep of the gardens, woodlands and peaceful walks throughout this lovely and historic park.
ZimSculpt exhibited for 3 consecutive years at Cannizaro and made some lifelong friends there. As it was a public park and entry was free the diversity of our visitors was immense, which made the exhibition even more interesting. One moment we were meeting the local vagrant and the next a Lord & Lady! Thank you to Merton Council who made our exhibition happen and to the Friends of Cannizaro who made us feel welcome and supported us wholeheartedly. We have fond memories of Cannizaro.
The work of Zimbabwe’s top 100 sculptors work are on display and for sale at the Cannizaro Park ‘Italian Garden’. Live demonstrations will be given by three Zimbabwean sculptors invited for the exhibition.
This is the final year exhibiting at Wimbledon for the team of ZimSculpt.com, who travel the world every year to host exhibitions in different venues, including the USA, Canada, UAE, Bahrain, Germany and South Africa. They were proud winners at the Chelsea Flower Show again this year…
A real treat here in Wimbledon. At Cannizaro Park a superb open-air exhibition of Zimbabwean sculpture. There were many pieces, large and small, and a wide variety of different stone used in imaginative ways. And, overall, a real sense of Africa, linked to a long artistic tradition.
I was told that many of the sculptors had been trained within their own families: a father, an uncle, a grandfather, passing on the old skills.
I have praised Zimbabwean stone sculpture in the media for many years now, and known it to touch many hearts. I am very happy that I need not take back a single word of that praise. And even happier, that this sculpture has been taken up by the younger generation and has flowered beyond all expectation. Go and give it your support. It is phenomenal a glimpse of what Africa has to offer the world in this century, which seems to have started so terribly.
Images of exhibition