Chitungwiza Arts Centre will next month hold an arts exhibition at the Alliance Francaise in Harare.
By Our Staff
The centre’s chairman Taurai Tigere said all was in place for the month-long exhibition, which is meant to identify and expose latent talent from visual artists from high-density suburbs.
“It’s all about bringing community art to the city. We have a lot of talented guys who want to be exposed to the market and the Alliance Francaise exhibition is the platform to do that,” said Tigere.
He said while Chitungwiza Arts Centre was churning out top-class sculptors, there was latent talent at the centre which can only be exposed through exhibitions.
“We want to bring out the hidden talent in Chitungwiza. We want our guys to get links and market their products on the international market,” he said.
With over 400 projects a year, the Alliance Française provides wide-ranging cultural programmes presenting a unique mix of music, theatre, visual arts and dance, with the support of the French Embassy, the French Institute of South Africa and in partnership with local companies and cultural bodies.
Tigere said he was happy that Chitungwiza Arts Centre was given such an opportunity by the French Embassy.
“We are excited with this and it will go a long way in cementing our relationship with the French community,” he said.
The exhibition, which runs from April 7 to May 1, will go a long way in bringing Chitungwiza Arts Centre to the international arts limelight.
Vivienne Croisette will be the curator of the exhibition whose official opening is slated for April 7 at 5pm.
Tigere said part of the proceeds from the exhibition will go towards the development of Chitungwiza Arts Centre.