The exhibition hall was closed in March due to the covid-19 pandemic and it has been so up to now. However, in an interview with tknews the executive director of the gallery Raphael Chikukwa stated that the firm’s facebook page was full of comments and complains with the #vhuragallery which prompted the responsible authorities to engage in crucial conversations with the agenda of reopening the hall to public exhibitions.
The gallery is a national institution dedicated to preserve Zimbabwe’s contemporary works of art. It also runs an educational institution which centers on coaching upcoming artists on weekends in as far as creating art is concerned.
It promotes other artists from all over Zimbabwe who come with their pieces for exhibition if it meets their standards. These artifacts include pencil drawings on paper, paint on canvas, as well as any other creations of art from materials like metal, cement, fabric, plastic, cardboard boxes and sacks.
Schools, company groups and the general public are encouraged to visit the gallery which has affordable prices, new and exciting exhibitions. With the exception of mondays, the gallery opens daily from 8am to 5pm.
The gallery is located on number 20 Julius Nyerere Way, Park Lane, Harare CBD.
It should be noted that covid-19 is still a threat; therefore visitors to the gallery are encouraged to adhere to the pandemic’s prevention regulation. Masks are to be worn, sanitization done and social distancing practiced.