Doreen Sibanda

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Doreen Sibanda
NationalityUnited Kingdom / Zimbabwe
OccupationArtist and Arts Administrator

Doreen Sibanda is a notable artist, curator and arts administrator in Zimbabwe. She has been the Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe[1] since 2004.

Background[edit]

Born in the United Kingdom to Jamaican parents, her passion for art existed long before she became an administrator or a painter, however her parents were against it seeing her opt for a career in Education as an art teacher. Doreen is married to Dr Misheck Sibanda.[2]

Career[edit]

Doreen's work has been exhibited in a number of different countries such as the Czech Republic, Russia and Zimbabwe. This led her move to Zimbabwe in 1981–88,assuming an administrative role at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe as its first Educational Officer.[3]

Doreen Sibanda has authored and edited a number of books,[4] including Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture: A retrospective, 1957-2004, The Zimbabwe Integrated Teacher Education Course (1982), and Mawonero: Modern and Contemporary Art in Zimbabwe (2015).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Doreen Sibanda: Life imitating art". The Herald. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  2. ^ "About Doreen Sibanda - Pindula, Local Knowledge". www.pindula.co.zw. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  3. ^ "National Gallery of Zimbabwe historical background". Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  4. ^ Zimbabwe stone sculpture : a retrospective, 1957-2004. Sibanda, Doreen, 1954-. Harare: Embassy of France, with Weaver Press. 2004. ISBN 9781779220301. OCLC 61219317.CS1 maint: others (link)