Rice Lake 19

19th annual exhibition and sale of Zimbabwean stone sculpture
at the Rice Lake Gallery

The Rice Lake series of exhibitions was launched in 2000. It has grown immeasurably since then. Now over 300 sculptures are displayed in thematic groupings over two acres. The 50 plus Zimbabwean artists represented by ZimArt are all featured in the exhibition.

ZimArt's 2018 artist-in-residence Tutani Mgabazi will be on site during the exhibition to discuss his work, the work of his fellow artists and to demonstrate the art of stone carving.

Key dates for Rice Lake 19:

  • Preview Days: Thursday August 2 and Friday August 3, 2018, by appointment.

  • Public Opening: Saturday August 4, 2018, 3.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m., with live Zimbabwean music by Nhapatipi

  • Public Exhibition: Saturday August 4 –  Sunday September 3, 2018, 11 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. daily

  • Closing Party: Sunday September 2, 2018, 2.00 p.m.  – 5.00 p.m., with live Zimbabwean music by Nhapitapi

For information about Special Events during the annual exhibition click here.

Previews are available to any interested groups or individuals. These appointments give you an opportunity to preview the entire collection before the exhibition is open to the general public. Please call 705.939.6144 to schedule a preview appointment.

Free educational tours are offered during the exhibition (and from June 1 – Thanksgiving) to school groups, art clubs and other community groups. Please e-mail

Admission to Rice Lake 19 is free.

On weekends during the exhibition a selection of hand-made Zimbabwean crafts and other items will be on sale with all proceeds going to ZimKids Community Support, a Canadian not-for-profit supporting grassroots projects in Zimbabwe.

Many visitors to the Rice Lake series return year after year. Our guest book is overflowing with compliments about the extraordinary beauty of the work, the skill and creativity of the artists, the emotional power of this indigenous art, the celebration of life that’s evident in these sculptures, and the inspirational, natural setting in which they are displayed. 

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Nhapitapi has been playing at the Opening
and Closing parties for many years.