The ZIMBABWE SCULPTURE ASSOC IATION is appealing for help. There is no safety net or state aid at present for 100's of sculptors across Zimbabwe. All of our sculptors will be effected by this pandemic, as well as the many others living in cities and remote areas around the country. Ukama Gallery supports this effort and is appealing for others to join with us in acting swiftly to help them and their families cope. No donation is too small. A coordinated crowdfunding page has
Ted Seeberg is a visual artist based in Vancouver, Canada. He inherited his interest in art from his father and grandmother, both talented painters, and has pursued his love for drawing and painting throughout his life. Ted studied art at Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design before pursuing an education in architecture. He developed a successful career as a residential designer, working for various architectural firms, as well as launching his own design company,
July 12 – September 25, 2019 Ukama Gallery, Granville Island Ukama Gallery is honoured to welcome Rufaro Ngoma, an acclaimed sculptor from Harare (Zimbabwe). Known internationally for his whimsical, elegant sculptures carved out of the hardest stones, Rufaro Ngoma is returning to Canada. During his residency at Ukama Gallery, Rufaro will be sculpting from raw stone, showcasing his artistic process, and giving art enthusiasts on Granville Island a rare opportunity to experienc
Artist Talk: June 29, 2019, 5 pm Artist in Attendance: June 29-30, 2019 On Saturday, June 29, 2019, Ojibway artist, IceBear, will be unveiling his new monumental work, 'The Calling', a contemporary interpretation of The Seven Fires Prophecies. Inspired by the ancient teachings of the Anishinaabe people, 'The Calling' is the embodiment of the artist’s unique Visions that reflect his beliefs about the necessity of understanding the natural world around us. Appearing in a shape
Jun 22– Jun 23, 12 - 5 PM Ukama Gallery, 1802 Maritime Mews, Granville Island Average sea levels have risen along most of the B.C. coast over the past century. While scientists rely on charts and graphs when presenting the effects of climate change on water levels, Vancouver-based artist Monica Gewurz, who is both a scientist and an artist, decided to create a series of paintings to bring awareness to this important environmental issue in hopes of inspiring action.
Special Exhibition & Live Sculpting Demonstrations April 27 - May 15, 2019 At Ukama Gallery & The Ocean Art Pavilion on Granville Island April 27-May 15, 2019 Ukama Gallery hosts a new edition of “Cultural Connections”, a special exhibition that includes live sculpting demonstrations by a Zimbabwean master carver, offering a rare intimate window into the art, history and traditions of the contemporary Zimbabwean Sculpture Movement. Works from the renowned Tandi family and oth
Artist in attendance: January 26, 3-5pm When: January 19-31 Where: Ukama Gallery The drama and originality of the new collected work by Paul Ygartua in this exhibition is achieved through the nuanced interplay of shape, colour and texture. The illusion of depth is striking and consistent, brought to life on a backdrop formed by two completely different media: traditional canvas and transparent plexiglass, the medium developed by the artist in 1980. The effect is to reveal imp
LIVE EVENT at UKAMA GALLERY Thursday - Friday, November 22-23, 11-5pm MEET THE ARTIST APRIL PONSFORD, WATCH HER PAINT, STRIKE UP IN A CONVERSATION! The artist will be demonstrating her artistic talent in the gallery and presenting her new collection "Traces of Memories". Profoundly inspired by the natural elements that surround the artist, Ponsford’s new works are a unique West Coast allusion to mid-century mastery. Watch in awe, chat for insight, and certainly, enjoy! Artis
Dominic Benhura, an internationally renowned stone sculptor from Zimbabwe and IceBear, an Ojibway artist from Vancouver Island, successfully completed their collaborative work of art at Ukama Gallery. Called Mother Earth, the sculpture rests on a boat resin base shaped like a drum to represent the drumming that is common to both cultures. The main vertical section features a tree-like form with branches made from lightweight non-toxic 2 part resin. It is growing upwards from
LIVE EVENT AT UKAMA GALLERY On September 20-25, 11:00 - 4:00 PM Collaborative Live Sculpting with indigenous artists Dominic Benhura (Zimbabwe) and IceBear (Canada), Artist Talks This September, Ukama Gallery brings together two leading lights of the international art world. Against the multicultural backdrop of Vancouver, this meeting will highlight collaboration between artists who are uniquely emblematic of the rich artistic traditions of Canada and Zimbabwe. Dominic Ben
LIVE EVENT at UKAMA GALLERY Saturday, August 4th, 11-5pm “My paintings reflect the scope of imagery viewed from the vastness of space or through the lens of a microscope. The contrasting nature of the organic and its window to dream-like places fascinate me”. Join us at Ukama Gallery to watch Vancouver-based contemporary abstract artist Monica Gewurz creating an evocative mixed media painting on site. Working with texture and layers, Monica will be showcasing her talent of ex
Spring gave Granville Island's visitors a fantastic chance to meet Patrick Sephani, internationally renowned Zimbabwean Master Carver. For 2 weeks Patrick was showcasing his incredible stone carving skills at the Ocean Art Pavillion. Being offered a rare glimpse at the contemporary Zimbabwean Sculpture Movement’s art, history and traditions, viewers enjoyed watching the artist make raw stone come to life using only hand tools. Patrick’s works are incredibly expressive of mood
Ukama welcomes Paul Ygartua to the roster of incredibly gifted artists on exhibition at our Granville Island gallery! BIOGRAPHY: Creation and interpretation is Paul’s life. In painting he is at home in all mediums and his production is prodigious. Paul started his artistic career as a qualified gold and silversmith with a degree in design. Paul then turned to painting immediately after graduating from the Liverpool School of Art. His painting styles include Realism, Expressio
3-Dimensional Art in A Multi-Dimensional World: An Artist Talk with Karen Bagawaya Saturday, December 16th, 2017, 3pm This month, Ukama Gallery had the pleasure of hosting an intimate talk with Mixed Media Visual Artist Karen Bagayawa. Attendees were taken through the eloquently woven tale that has led up to the mastery of Bagayawa’s incredibly unique and innovative tactile mixed media canvases. Bagayawa began by describing the five years she spent in Japan early in her caree
We are proud to welcome Vancouver Island based artist IceBear to the Ukama Gallery family. Inspired and transcending canvases in acrylic and oil impress rich and warm hues upon their viewer, while they explore the intuitive brush strokes of a master painter and carver. ICEBEAR IceBear is a status member of the Chippewas of Nawash at Cape Croker at Georgian Bay in Ontario. While still a teen, he attended the Toronto Artist’s Workshop, and later Sheridan College. He has been a
Gallery owner Janine Vertone just got back from Zimbabwe, where she met with Dominic Benhura at his home and studio in Harare! If you'd like a peek at where this immensely prolific and inventive artist is constantly hard at work, check out this insightful and beautifully shot interview from TRT World!
NEW WEBSITE! Spring has sprung, and Ukama Gallery is pleased to be launching our new and improved website. Featuring: our extensive collection of sculptures and paintings, artist biographies, and up-to-date news! Explore & enjoy!