This week our International Sculpture Collection highlight comes all the way from Zimbabwe. Taurai Mutigwa is one of the amazing Zimbabwean sculptors represented by ZimSculpt, an organization which aims to promote and support their artists on the international stage. You can visit Rejoicing Family and the rest of the TISC collection at Hendrie Park at the Royal Botanical Gardens.
Title: Rejoicing Family
Artist: Taurai Mutigwa
Country: Nyanga, Zimbabwe, Africa
Materials: opal stone
Rejoicing Family was the first sculpture purchased by The International Sculpture Collection and was originally displayed at the RBG through the ZimSculpt exhibition. Artist Taurai Mutigwa enjoys carving family abstracts to express the love he feels for his family. He draws his inspiration from the surrounding world, especially vegetation when creating his evocative stone sculptures.
The Dan Lawrie Sculpture Collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens will focus on both permanent and temporary public art sculpture that is of high artistic merit and quality. The Collection will strive to:
- Spark imagination and conversation amongst the wider community
- Engage and interact with the landscape and natural heritage of the RBG grounds
- Promote accessibility of public art through: artwork placement, programming and access to the Collection
- Exhibit a diverse collection including both established and emerging, local and international artists; traditional media and experimental forms
For a complete list of works on display, please visit http://tisconline.ca/current-works/