Zimbabwe artists find future by working in France

Sculptor Rickson Zavare has made a name for himself in both Zimbabwe and the Dordogne

An association that ‘started by accident’ is helping artists from Zimbabwe to show – and sell – their work in the Dordogne while also revealing a different, more positive, side of the country.

Called Shamwari, the association was founded by Shayne Girardin, who is originally from Zimbabwe and has lived in France for several years. She brings artists to France where they stay with her and put on exhibitions.

She said: “These creative people with immense skill want to be recognised as real artists and by bringing Zimbabwean art and culture to Périgord, the ...

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