Wildlife, nature artworks exhibition month on the cards

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Wildlife, nature artworks exhibition month on the cards George Mgona

The Chronicle

Mbulelo Mpofu, Showbiz Reporter
THE George Mgona Art for Conservation (GMAC) Trust in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe will from next Tuesday, usher in a month of the Go Nature Go Art Exhibition at the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.

Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe

The exhibition seeks to showcase wildlife and nature artworks in the form of paintings, sculptures and leather from arguably the best artists in                                                                                                               Zimbabwe.

Director of GMAC Trust, George Mgona told Chronicle Showbiz that the exhibition will be held bi-annually and the idea is to conserve the country’s flora and fauna through art.

“We recently had a powerful show in Harare at the Alliance Francaise and attended the French Bastille commemoration at the French ambassador’s residence.

French Bastille commemoration

“Now, we’re geared for next week’s show which will be held twice a year.

The Bulawayo Go Nature which we established last year will be an annual event at the Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe.

“Since we started in August, we need a full year for preparation as we have other projects during the year.

For example, we’ll be showcasing five artists at the Pan African Ornithological Congress in Victoria Falls in November and have a show with Birdlife Zimbabwe in Harare in December.

All these efforts are for the sake of conserving the environment,” said Mgona.

Artists slated for the exhibition include Dumisani Ndlovu, Talent Kapaza, George Mgona, Blessing Chakandinakira, Sandra Evans, Robert Nzali, Trevor Mhlanga, Madalitso Khuoge, Kyle Osborne and Patience Arumero.

Mgona further implored artists to take an active part in advocating for the conservation of natural resources for posterity’s sake.

“Artists have a very powerful way of reaching the public. All genres of art, be it music, performing, visual and poetic art can make a very big difference in our communities. In particular, I’m calling for all nature artists to take this stance and speak for our nature.

“We need it to be preserved for the sake of our children of tomorrow. We’re the ones who have to spread the word for the communities to take action on the making of a better environment now and in the future,” he said. – @eMKlass_49

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