Securities firm Morgan & Co has partnered the National Arts Gallery of Zimbabwe to bring the second edition of a national art competition targeting artists between 18 to 30 years of age.
Running under the theme “Smiling Through Adversity”, the competition will see artistes who specialise in painting, drawing and graphics walking away with huge prizes. In a statement, Morgan & Co said a major event to announce the winners will be held on November 21.
Last year’s event which was themed – Can Your Paintings Roar – was won by Pride Mapfumo while special recognition went to Given Thomu who has managed to pursue his arts dream despite physical limitations.
“Pride won an all expenses trip to Cape Town to tour the town’s art galleries and attended the Annual Art Conference,” Morgan & Co said in a statement.
Morgan & Co also called on artists to continue submitting their artworks depicting the theme.
All the submitted works will be exhibited on the awards day.
More than 40 artworks have so far been received from Harare, while five are from Mutare.
“We extended the submission date to give those with incomplete work time to complete and submit it.
“All the work will be transported from the other centres, in time for it to be judged, to Harare centre NGZ on the 14th of November.
“The adjudication panel will be made up of three judges, one from Morgan & Co, one from NGZ and an experienced artist (to be sourced by NGZ),” said the organisers.
Morgan & Co is a securities firm for a new era boasting local knowledge and expertise which is twinned with international experience for Zimbabwean capital markets.
Established in 2018, Morgan & Co. is registered in Zimbabwe and licensed by the Securities and Exchange Commission of Zimbabwe (SECZ).
The company is also a member of FINSEC and the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange.
The company’s primary role is to provide access to and create investment opportunities for emerging markets investors looking to invest in Zimbabwe.
“We pride ourselves with the company’s international shareholder base whose expertise, vast experience and access to capital underpin our plan to build an unrivaled local investment capability,” the company said.