GRAHAM RUGOYI

Graham was born in 1983 in Rusape, a town in the eastern province of Manicaland.
When still very young he met Ignatius Zhuwaki, a well-known sculptor in Zimbabwe.
Graham participated in Zhuwaki’s workshops and fell in love with the carving but had no tools to use and no money to buy them, so he asked Zhuwaki for help.
Zhuwaki then took him as an assistant and Graham worked for him for a few years polishing and sanding his sculpture. In 2001 Graham started working on his own pieces and became member of the Chtungwiza Arts Centre. His works have been exhibited in many countries such as South Africa and included in collections Germany, UK, USA, Canada, Australia, China, Korea.

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