The Shona Sculpture Gallery

The Shona Sculpture Gallery, Harare: Hours, Address, The Shona Sculpture Gallery Reviews: 5/5

The Shona Sculpture Gallery

The Shona Sculpture Gallery
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Harare gallery specializing in the finest Shona sculpture. Beautiful garden setting, an oasis of calm just minutes from the airport. See works by the best of the contemporary sculptors alongside the most famous names in the art movement.
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1-2 hours
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ZimVisit20
1 contribution
Highlight to visit in Harae
Dec 2020
Before flying back to Malawi I spent 2,5 hours in Shona Sculpture Gallery / Garden. I am impressed to learn about the creativity of Zimbabwiens of several generations! It is lovely presented with a lot of information. We had a very nice conversation and I appreciate the approach of the gallery, especially to support young artists in a close personal relationship.
Written 17 January 2021
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Hi hi sorry I missed this review earlier! Yes we had a lovely time in the garden, and I so felt your enthusiasm and appreciation for the works and the presentation at our gallery. Thank you for taking the time to write us a glowing review, and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
Written 11 March 2021
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zimart2016
Bailieboro, Canada1 contribution
A must-see for art lovers
Nov 2019
The gallery has a really excellent selection of Shona stone sculpture on display in a beautifully landscaped garden. Knowledgeable and friendly staff are the icing on the cake!
Written 26 November 2019
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Thank you very much for the lovely review. High praise indeed from an expert in Shona sculpture!
Written 28 November 2019
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ACM12260
Greater London, UK65 contributions
A must visit on a trip to Harare
May 2019 • Friends
The gallery is a wonderful oasis not too far from the Airport. Some of the leading Zimbabwean stone sculpture artists have works beautifully displayed throughout the beautiful gardens with smaller sculptures displayed inside. The staff are extremely knowledgable and helpful. There is no pressure to buy anything but you will be sorely tempted!
Written 14 September 2019
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So glad you enjoyed your visit, and thanks for taking the time to leave us a glowing review. We hope to welcome you again in the future and hope you'll be tempted again!
Written 16 September 2019
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Janis_OurWorldforYou
Kent145 contributions
Beautiful works of art and a lovely place to visit
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Shona Sculpture Gallery should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Harare. As soon as we entered David greeted us with a smile. There's an indoor gallery with smaller pieces, and within the peaceful gardens the larger sculptures are on display.
There were so many beautiful works of art, David walked us around and explained each sculpture on display and the artist relating to it.

There was no pressure at all to buy an item. Since we've returned from Zimbabwe, I found their sister company Guruve was just an hour's drive from me. So, I couldn't resist.
Written 30 July 2019
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So glad you enjoyed your visit! We will pass on your praise to David, whose enthusiasm knows no bounds, and hope to welcome you back in the future if your travels bring you back to Zimbabwe.
Written 7 August 2019
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sharon r
2 contributions
A Saturday well spent
May 2019 • Friends
the place is quite and amazing. We spent about an hour with my friends taking a look at the beautiful sculptures
Written 6 May 2019
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Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 11 June 2019
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Lee L.
4 contributions
Art appreciation, tourist
Oct 2018 • Couples
My wife and I took a chance to see some African art and use the very small amount of time we had to do so. It was the best spent time Harare. We went around the exhibition several times. How could we not purchase one! The staff was so helpful. They spent copious amount of time to make sure the shipment went well. We love it and is now graciously displayed in our courtyard.
Written 11 April 2019
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Thank you so much for your lovely review - 'the best time spent in Harare' is high praise indeed! Delighted to hear your piece now has pride of place at home, and hope you are able visit again sometime.
Written 13 April 2019
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Steve S
1 contribution
Superb Shona sculpture
Dec 2018 • Family
My family and I spent about an hour browsing the lovely gardens. This is an excellent collection of Shona stone sculpture by some of the top artists past and present. Well worth spending some time.
Written 9 January 2019
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We bring nearly twenty years of experience as dealers and promoters of Zimbabwean sculpture in the UK to our new venture in Zimbabwe - glad to see that our wealth of experience and keen eye in selecting works is appreciated by our clients! Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are delighted to hear you and your family enjoyed the visit and got so much out of it, and we hope to welcome you again in the future.
Written 10 January 2019
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Ruth M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
An afternoon with art
Dec 2018 • Family
We visited The Shona Sculpture Garden one lazy morning. The family enjoyed identifying with the titles of the family and looked forward to the each next sculpture. It is in a beautiful garden setting with a pond with fish inside. There are sculptures for sale. The sculpture with the ' Protective Mother' was our favourite. We will recommend visiting the sculpture gardens when visiting Harare.
Written 22 December 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, very much appreciated! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the chance to see the finest works by Zimbabwe'a sculptors past and present all in one place.
Written 7 January 2019
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HeatherNatasha
Stirling, UK3 contributions
Sublime sculptures and garden
Dec 2018 • Solo
This gallery is just unmissable. The sculptures on display are absolutely sublime, and it’s great to find loads of accompanying information on the artists and the sculpture movement in Zimbabwe. The garden is stunning, and the owners of the gallery are lovely. Don’t miss this, it is fantastic!!
Written 20 December 2018
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'unmissable', 'sublime' and 'fantastic' - high praise indeed and much appreciated by all here at SSG. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review, and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. We hope you find the time to come back to Harare and visit us again one of these days...
Written 21 December 2018
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Cynthia G
Bern, Switzerland3 contributions
Beautiful Shona Art
Dec 2018 • Solo
If you like to see real and some special beautiful Shona Stone Art you have to go there and walk trough the exhibition.-Just amazing.
The owners are doing their business with a lot of passion.-You also can buy sculptures in different sizes- or just walking trough.- Thank you!
Written 11 December 2018
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Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a glowing review. Packing your sculpture up nicely gave us something to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon! All the best from all here at the gallery.
Written 15 December 2018
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