The National Arts Gallery of Zimbabwe in conjunction with the Environment Management Agency (EMA) will on Saturday host the Tavatose/Sisonke children’s exhibition.
By Nicola Gibson
The exhibition running under the theme, Waste no Waste, Trash is Treasure aims at promoting the artistic talent in children while focusing on specific areas of concern for the country that include the environment.
“The exhibition is an initiative of the National Arts Gallery of Zimbabwe in partnership with EMA meant to create a platform for children across the country to air their concerns through visual arts,” said National Arts Gallery of Zimbabwe public relations officer Zvikomborero Mandagu.
He said the main focus was on resolving the problem of waste management in towns and rural areas .
Mandangu said the exhibition was reaching out to communities as they had invited schools from all the 10 provinces of the country to take part, with the aim of fostering art education in all schools throughout the country.
“Most schools cannot afford to introduce art as a subject because of poor funding. Hence, the National Arts Gallery of Zimbabwe is using this exhibition as a platform for such schools to let their students experience this artistic adventure,” Mandangu said.
Students will showcase artworks that reflect re-use of waste, the idea behind being to help children take responsibility when it comes to waste management.
Last year over 600 pieces from schools across the country were submitted for the exhibition.