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The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, in conjunction with the School of Visual Arts and Design, will have an exhibition called “The Green Shoots 2014” featuring the works of 40 graduate student artists. The exhibition opens tomorrow and runs until April 15.Green Shoots seeks to bring the works by these graduate students to the NGZ audience and these works interrogate different themes which include social issues, poverty, religion and people to people relations.

“This year the exhibition focuses on our school graduates’ development as a vehicle to measure these students’ progress and to evaluate our own core function in nurturing artistic talent and contribution to the manpower development of the visual arts subsector in Zimbabwe,” said the NGZ executive director, Doreen Sibanda.

The branding of this exhibition is premised on the similarity of the young crop of art students who graduate from the school each year to the blossoming of flora and fauna with the beginning of each new rainy season.

The show is evidence that the school is successfully achieving its mandate of nurturing artistic talent and contributing to national manpower development of the artistic industry of Zimbabwe.

“The National Gallery School of Visual Arts and Design’s studios at the Beatrice Cottages in Mbare has reared some of the most reputable artists and shall continue to do so in future with many more opportunities for students to exhibit their work in a professional capacity,” she said.

This is the second edition of the Green Shoots after last year’s inaugural showcase which presented the works of young and emerging artists enrolled at the school.

Source : The Herald