Category Archives: Machangana culture

Mahove Tented camp; Big skies and Terrapins, Lions and Waterlilies

Across the still-high Save River by boat, and into the Park, past the parks reception and found skulls… this small warthog skull speaks to me, I love the funky shapes and moods of bone and skulls, and have just finished … Continue reading

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Balance for Better: Art, re-designing the Woman’s Space….

“Balance for Better: Redesigning the Woman’s Space” opened at the Zimbabwe National Gallery last night. I was thrilled to be able to attend;“Thank you National Gallery of Zimbabwe and team for a tight and well-curated art #exhibition , thought-provoking dance and theatre, stimulating company- … Continue reading

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Cyclone Idai hits Zimbabwe; Save River in Full Spate at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge

A day spent at Chipinda Pools Tented Camp on the tranquil Runde River, sketching and meeting fellow conservationists and safari operators, (little do I know that this is the lull before the storm….) Inspired by the riverine vegetation and by … Continue reading

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The Njuzu of the Save River; Mermaid or Myth…you decide, I know what I believe..

The Njuzu of the Save River , as told by Nzanza Sekai in his recent excellent article on the Save River and Birchenough Bridge, called “Celebrating Rain and the flooding of the Save River”… is a story long told by … Continue reading

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Nguni cattle and herdboys at Mahenye; glorious colours inspire my art …

  Nguni cattle and brave little herdboys at Mahenye inspire me, chaperoning their cattle through elephant inhabited thickets and river banks on a daily basis… Mahenye is home to cattle and elephants, the contact zone between humans and wildlife…a challenging … Continue reading

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An amazing mollusk: the Giant African Land Snail, revered totem of the Chauke Clan…

I love sketching the shells of these snails, so sculptural…. Achatina fulica is a species of land snail in the family Achatinidae, known commonly as the  giant African land snail. Wikipedia says: Outside of its native range this snail thrives … Continue reading

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Mahenye Charitable Trust and Changana Culture; beading and beautiful ladies…

The Changana ladies at Chief Mahenye’s village have a strong tradition of beading…. Look at these deeply gathered skirts that they embellish with numerous seed beads… Some of my personal necklaces, bought from these talented ladies… NOTE: excerpt from my … Continue reading

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