For the first time ever The Toronto Botanical Garden will present the international exhibition ZimSculpt, a world-renowned display of modern Zimbabwean stone sculpture.
Hundreds of pieces from several dozen contemporary Zimbabwean artists displayed throughout the beautiful natural backdrop of the Toronto Botanical Garden and Edwards Gardens. Known as Shona sculpture, these contemporary pieces can be as large as two metres and are hand carved from colorful stone. Over two-billion-year old stone in colors of opal, cobalt and amethyst have been shaped artfully into various African forms, making these sculptures the most collected form of African art.
The exhibition also hosts two artists-in-residence. Passmore Mupindiko and Brighton Layson will demonstrate their artistry by carving statues using chisels, hammers, files and sandpaper while guests watch and learn about this art.
Internationally acclaimed Zimbabwean sculptor Dominic Benhura will make a special guest appearance in September sculpting alongside the other two artists. From September 7 to 16 (over two weekends).
Visitors may purchase any of the sculptures on display in the garden, the ones created by the onsite artists as well as work for sale in the Marketplace.
Open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Thursdays until dusk.
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