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Born in 1963 in Matopo, he attained his Zimbabwe Junior Certificate at Foundation Technical College, Bulawayo. In January 1980 he joined the Mzilikazi Art & Craft Centre for a three year training course in painting and drawing, wood, stone and ceramic sculpture and commercial art, specialising in his final year in ceramics under Adam Madebe.


He began sculpting in metal in 1985, following graduation from the Mzilikazi Centre and quickly established his reputation for figurative sculpture, winning a number of major awards. In 1990 his piece, "The Lovers" was exhibited in Glasgow, Salford and Dublin in "Art From The Frontline". In May 1992 he held his first one man show in Galeria Afritique, Maputo, Mozambique. From June until December 1992 he spent time in London and Scotland, exhibiting at the Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Royal Overseas League, St. James' and privately in London. He spends most of his time between Maputo and Johannesburg.


WeldArt 85   NGZ, Harare, Zimbabwe

WeldArt 87   NGZ, Harare Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Heritage 1988 NGZ, Harare Zimbabwe

WeldArt 89   NGZ, Harare Zimbabwe

Art From The Frontline Glasgow Salford and Dublin 1990

Pauline Podbrey Gallery, London 1992 and 1993

Matabele Metal Aberdeen Art Gallery 1992

WeldArt Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery 1993

WeldArt Belfast City Gallery 1994

Decade Of Award Winners, NGZ Harare 1997

3rd prize, Tower Garden Sculpture Competition with "Tired Boy", Bulawayo 1985

1st prize, WeldArt 85, with "Prisoner", Harare 1985

Award Of Merit, Zimbabwe Heritage, with "The Swinger", Harare 1988

1st prize WeldArt 89 with "Black Rhino", Harare 1989

Award Of Merit, Zimbabwe Heritage, with "Relaxing Woman", Harare 1993



David Ndlovu portrait at kiln 1992