More Artwork by Kufa Makwavarara
Kufa Makwavarara’s talent was first recognised by his teachers at Glen Norah primary school where he was often caught drawing on the school blackboards. Instead of punishing him however, they encouraged him to carry on drawing and throughout his schooling career he won a number of art prizes at both a local and national level.
This budding young artist then went on to study at the Zimbabwean National Gallery’s Visual Art Studio from 2001-2003. Now, with works in both the permanent collection of the Zimbabwe National Gallery, the Delta Gallery (Harare) as well as in the private collection of the Spanish Embassy, Mkwavarara’s blackboard days are far behind him.
Although born and raised in the Glen Norah township in Harare, Zimbabwe, Mkwavarara now resides in Cape Town. He draws inspiration from all that surrounds him, his bright palette and striking use of light melding together to produce vibrant scenes of everyday life.
2015 Emergence, EBONY, Cape Town
2014 Flashback, Gallery Delta, Harare
2013 Participated In An Exhibition Sponsored By The European Union
Delegation To The Republic Of Zimbabwe “From Sound To Form”
2013 Participated In An Exhibition By Gallery Delta In Zimbabwe “Summer
2011 Participated In Hifa 2011
2011 Contrasts, Gallery Delta, Harare
Still life/Objects, Gallery Delta, Harare
2010 Roots, Gallery Delta, Harare
Small Works, Gallery Delta, Harare
2008 Let’s Get Together. Gallery Delta, Harare
2007 Peace Through Unity in Diversity, Gallery Delta, Harare
2006 The Spanish Embassy In Zimbabwe
“Don Quixote-An African Perspective”
2006 The Spanish Embassy In Zimbabwe.
2002 The Colour Africa Exhibition
2009 Won First Prize In An Exhibition By The Embassy Of Germany In Zimbabwe “Walls”
2006 Won A Consolation Price In An Exhibition By The Royal Netherlands
Embassy In Zimbabwe ‘Rembrandt An African Response On His 400th Birthday
2004 Won Merit Award In Painting Cottco Exhibition, Solo Exhibition The National Gallery Of
Nominated For The 4th Nama Award (2004) For Two Dimensional Work Held In 2005
2000 Awarded Two First Prizes And A Pritt Bursary (15-20years) In The Pritt National Annual
1999 Won First Place (Zimbabwe-Africa Region) In The Special Art Contest On “Olympian ,Sports
,Peace” Within The Framework Of The Unesco Associated Schools Project Network.
1998 Awarded First Prize (12-14 Years) In The Pritt National Annual Schools Exhibition
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
Spanish State Collections (Embassies)