Since 1970, Chapungu has been foremost in the promotion of Zimbabwean Stone Sculpture and establishing the reputations and careers of many artists and brought much critical acclaim to the art form.
Roy Guthrie pioneered the promotion of Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture (Shona Sculpture) and has built up the most important permanent collection of this work in existence through Chapungu. From its humble beginnings as a small gallery in the capital city , Harare, to the 20 acre sculpture park in the outskirts of Harare, and now to its North American location, Chapungu has remained steadfast to its mission.
Being heavily involved in overseas exhibitions since 1980, we were aware that important works were being created by the major artists and that some of these should not be sold but put aside as a permanent collection for the benefit of future generations and to commemorate these very productive and artistically inspiring years...
Founder Roy Guthrie & Marcey Mushore
at Chapungu Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe.