The Great Stone Sculptors of Africa
Place: Centenary, Zimbabwe
Nicholas attended St. Albert’s Secondary School in Centenary before being apprenticed to Damian Manuhwa, the famous first-generation artist.
As a young artist , Kadzungura was inspired by the natural shapes of the stones as they appeared from the quarries. These forms continue to influence him. In 1997, Kadzungura was chosen for the Chapungu Resident Artist Program, where he continues to work. His subjects are comprised mainly of groups of people often children singing or adults in prayer, in discussion, or in mourning. He has recently ventured into creating animal sculptures out of the semi precious stones, Unakite, Verdite and Lepidolite.
He still surprises the viewer with his rendition of almost any subject matter. Nicholas has a quiet authority and stands out among the artists at Chapungu. He has exhibited in most of the Chapungu Sculpture Park Botanic Garden exhibitions held in Europe and the USA.