European Union delegation praises local artists


The Head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Zimbabwe, Ambassador Aldo Dell’Ariccia, has praised local artists for their sterling work and participation at the recently held “Freedom Revisited” competition at Gallery Delta.

The competition was sponsored by the envoys and hosted by Gallery Delta this week.

“We want to challenge the artists to go beyond their comfort zone to express their understanding of freedom and the results are remarkable,” said Dell’Ariccia, before handing out prizes to the winners in various categories.

Keith Zenda and Lance Maduwah Marimo shared the first prize in the painting category for Released-Free at Last and Suspense

Sharon Parry won the first prize for her three-dimensional work Sheilah and Munyaradzi Kapfumvuti’s Freedom Drink captured first prize in the graphics category.

The exhibition attracted 87 artists who produced 157 art works, 82 of which were selected for the exhibition.

Gallery Delta director Derek Huggins expressed his gratitude to the EU for their continued support for local art in general and exhibitions in particular.

This is not the first time EU, through its ambassador, has supported the arts industry in the country.