Ukama Gallery opened its doors on Granville Island in February 2015. Specializing in original stone sculpture, the gallery represents hundreds of highly skilled emerging and world-renowned artists from Zimbabwe. Working directly with artists and local partners, each unique work of art is personally selected with an eye towards capturing the remarkable variety of styles that flourish in an artistic community that ranges across the country, from well-established artist communities and co-operatives, to the many hard-to-reach rural areas. In this way, the Ukama Gallery collection is curated to convey a real sense of the important contribution that Zimbabwean sculptors are making to modern art.
With an eye towards innovative artisic talent, the sculpture collection compliments paintings and mixed media works from exceptional contemporary artists inspired by Canada's beautiful West Coast.
Ukama is a Shona word that is used to describe the close personal relationships that unify an extended family. Just as this art has inspired our gallery name, we seek to enhance "Ukama' through this unique and beautiful cultural exchange.
"This art has meaning. This art is imbued with extraordinary, intense spirituality. It will get in you and work on you forever."
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