CUT stu­dent breaks new ground

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AN AM­BI­TIOUS cre­ative art and de­sign stu­dent from Chin­hoyi Univer­sity of Tech­nol­ogy (CUT) will next week host her maiden ex­hi­bi­tion at Na­tional Gallery of Zim­babwe.

This will be Tinopi­wanashe Heg­gar Mav­iza’s first step to­wards pen­e­trat­ing the main­stream vis­ual arts in­dus­try, which is largely dom­i­nated by men.

The 22-yeard-old Mav­iza will head­line the Kwand­abva Kure ex­hi­bi­tion that runs from Novem­ber 7 to 9.

She will ex­hibit art works like pho­to­graphs, graphic de­signs, textile de­signs, print mak­ing, 3D art and draw­ings, among oth­ers.

Mav­iza, who was born and bred in Mutare did her pri­mary and sec­ondary school ed­u­ca­tion at Dan­gare and Mutare Girls High, re­spec­tively.

She was in­spired by her un­cle God­frey Mashava, a graphic de­signer.

The tal­ented Mav­iza said the ex­hi­bi­tion will run un­der the theme “Kwand­abva kure”.

The theme helps ex­plain the in­spi­ra­tion she drew from the highs-and­lows, tri­als and tribu­la­tions she faced through­out her vis­ual arts jour­ney.

“It has been quite a hard and in­spir­ing jour­ney. I re­mem­ber when I started it was so dif­fi­cult since I had not done art at O-level and A-Level.

“I was so bad when I started, but I re­mained fo­cused.

“With the as­sis­tance and en­cour­age­ment from lec­tur­ers and col­leagues, I sol­diered on un­til it all started mak­ing sense.

“They helped me im­prove in some el­e­ments of art. This ex­hi­bi­tion means a lot to me as it of­fers me an op­por­tu­nity to show­case some beau­ti­ful paint­ings and draw­ings that de­pict where I am com­ing from.

I com­mu­ni­cate through my vis­ual works and I know peo­ple will be in­spired,” she said.

The two-day ex­hi­bi­tion will run from 8am to 4pm and is open for ev­ery­one. NGZ Man­i­ca­land di­rec­tor El­iz­a­beth Mu­usha said she was ex­cited by the num­ber of var­sity stu­dents — par­tic­u­larly fe­male ones — from CUT us­ing the fa­cil­ity to show­case their art works.

“We will con­tinue to sup­port these art stu­dents at the gallery.

We are re­ally ex­cited by a num­ber of bud­ding fe­male stu­dents who are do­ing vis­ual arts.

This also en­cour­ages fe­male par­tic­i­pa­tion and we are look­ing for­ward to hav­ing ex­cit­ing ex­hi­bi­tion,” she said.

Tinopi­wanashe Heg­gar Mav­iza

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