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Young artists exhibition opens at Gallery Delta

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The 37th edition of the annual Young Artists Exhibition titled Artists in the Stream III is showcasing works by some of the youthful and upcoming visual artists from around the country and beyond at Gallery Delta in Harare.

The exhibition, which opened on Tuesday, showcases paintings, graphics and multi-media with social subjects.

Just like in previous years, the response to the call for submissions for selection for the 37th edition of the Young Artists Exhibition was overwhelming with about 60 to 70 hopeful, aspirant and confirmed artists and from them some 80 works by 47 artists were selected for the exhibition, said Gallery Delta assistant director Gina Maxim.

Maxim said the challenge, opportunity and activity that the exhibition provoked was sought and appreciated by the young artists and it enabled the viewing public to evaluate new and developing talent.

She said it was open only to young artists who had recently finished school and also self-taught artists that were looking for artistic recognition in a gallery and at national level.

The artists were called to submit works in their area of specialisation and they had come from as far as Mozambique, Bulawayo, Mutare and Masvingo.

We titled the exhibition Artists in the Stream III because there has been a part one and two. It is a title which we thought would stand out on its own as it best fits the artists that are trying to be part of the bigger world, said Maxim.

She said the artists were not guided by any theme and they instead brought their everyday works from which the best were selected.

Some of the talented young artists exhibiting their works include Anthony Bumhira, Johnson Zuze, Clive Mukucha, Anusa Salanje and Edsor Colaco from Mozambique.

This year there has been a massive improvement in multi-media works, a media form that demands the bringing into life of life to thrown away and discarded objects, she said.

Maxim said these were also called found objects. An artist discovers rubbish objects and sees something new to make out of them.

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