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20/07/2022 - 13/08/2022

New Work - Painting


Tiwani Contemporary present Gareth Nyandoro & Mostaff Muchawaya - Forever Etched On My Mind

Wed-Sat: 10-6pm; Sun: 10-4pm

A dual exhibition with artists Gareth Nyandoro, and Mostaff Muchawaya, providing a psychogeographical portrait of the town Ruwa, in Harare Province, Zimbabwe where both artists live and work.

In their inimitable ways, Nyandoro and Muchawaya’s practices are committed to capturing the actions, mood and thought of life there; depicting the everyday struggle, tenacity and enterprise of its permanent and transitory communities, who are working and living in challenging economic circumstances. These experiences are tethered to the historical and present shifts in the landscape of the town, one of many established during the mid-1980s, transitioning from rural to more urbanised contexts.

Nyandoro’s latest works: ink on paper, mounted on wood panel, are intimately scaled and quietly observe the process of urban-planning development, its actors and the dichotomies felt and experienced of the public-private ‘partnership’. Muchawaya’s portraiture of individuals known to him are conjured through a process of observation and memories that are layered, partially removed and reworked, bringing to the surface of his canvases an emotionally evocative tableau.


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