by Helen Lieros
The story and depiction of an extraordinary artistic undertaking by the Zimbabwean artist Helen Lieros to paint huge murals in the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel at Maputo, Mozambique over the period 1996 – 2013.
This 300 page hardback book traces, through its generous illustrations of the murals, drawings, sketches and descriptive texts, the artist’s struggle – mentally, physically, artistically and spiritually – to execute some twenty murals and other works.
Currently available for sale at US$50 a copy from Gallery Delta.
Established in 1975, Gallery Delta is an important venue in Harare for changing exhibitions of Zimbabwean paintings, graphics, mixed media sculptures and ceramics.
The gallery is situated in the former home of Robert Paul (1906 – 1980), now regarded as Zimbabwe’s finest landscape painter. Built in 1894 it may well be the oldest extant house in the city and, now restored, provides a unique historical, architectural and artistic environment for the presentation and sale of contemporary art.
This website aims to provide information about Zimbabwean contemporary visual art and some of its acknowledged artists. With few books on the subject, it is a distillation and small history for critics, collectors, students and the public. We hope it provokes interest and provides a meaningful function for all its researchers, and for art and artists.