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Hilary Manuhwa

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Sculptor Hilary Manuhwa
Hilary Manuhwa

About Hilary Manuhwa

Hilary Manuhwa’s work has benefited from his familiarity, through his father with the more traditional way of sculpting expressing cultural and spiritual beliefs. Since working with the younger artist, he has been able to enhance his practice by incorporating themes of everyday life, or by producing work that comments on aspects of life in the 21st century. His sculpture, Road to Freedom, for example, was recently on view at World Museum Liverpool. It is a piece depicting refugees experiences, problems and aspirations.

Exhibition History of Hilary Manuhwa

2012 -Gallery@Oxo Three sons of africa

2010 – Knebworth House Stevenage lecture to school Children

2009 – Chelsea Flower show - Demonstration and workshops

2008 – Bergh Apton Sculpture Trail of East of England Major Outdoor event

2008 – Project Worker (Engaging Refugees and Asylum Seekers) World Museum Liverpool

2008 – Thetford Art Gallery - Norfolk

2007 - Unity in the Community – Huntingdon

2006 -Exhibition of African ART – Brighton Festival

2006 – Denbies Wine Estate - Surrey

2006 – Hankins Gallary - East Lansing

2005 Michigan University Art Demostration and Workshops

Biography / CV of Hilary Manuhwa

Hilary was born into a family of artists on 28 March 1979. In his early years at Old Catholic Missionary institute of Chishawasha, young Hilary enjoyed sketching wildlife and the scenic landscape of Zimbabwe Eastern highlands from where Manuhwa originate.

By the time he had graduated to secondary school, carving stones had become second nature to Hilary as he assisted his father, Damien Manuhwa, with waxing and polishing his fine sculptures. In 1999 Hilary enlisted himself as apprentice to one of the best second generation Sculptors, Gideon Nyanhongo, where he met and was also inspired by the work of his sister Agnes Nyanhongo, another Zimbabwean sculptor to attain international acclaim.

When Hilary’s father was sure of his son’s talent and determination to succeed, he actively encouraged him to find his place in the sun and venture into sculpture as a career despite the difficulties he told him he would encounter along the way.

Artist Statement of Hilary Manuhwa

My dream is to somehow carve a new dimension into Shona sculpture by doing work that departs from our fathers and forefathers’ line. I am convinced it is the only way we can keep the art in progression.” ~ Hilary Manuhwa

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Hilary Manuhwa

Michigan state university
Liverpool world mesuem

Price Range of Work

Hilary Manuhwa's work has a price range from £600 to £8,334
£250 / £100,000

Mediums utilised

Hilary Manuhwa's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Hilary Manuhwa's work is found in the following categories on site:
African Art Sculpture Statuary (7)
Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone (7)
Human Figurative Sculptures (4)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (4)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures (3)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (2)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (2)
Contented Happy Relaxed Sculpture or Statue
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures
Dance Sculptures and Ballet Sculptures
Couples or Group Sculptures
Stylised Heads / Busts Sculptures
Musician and Musical Sculptures
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Repetitive Form / Shape Abstract Sculptures / Statues
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Family Groups Sculptures
Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian and possibly Insects Statues
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside
Buddha Sculptures Statues figurines statuettes
Antelope sculpture
Elephants (Pachederms) Sculptures, African, Indian, Sumatran
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary
Friendship Friends chummyness Amicability Camaraderie Cordility Kindred Spirit
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