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Born in Chegutu, Zimbabwe, he trained for three years at the revitalised B.A.T. Workshop School under Paul Wade alongside luminaries such as Victor Munya Madzima. He first exhibited in the Baringa-Nedlaw Annual Zimbabwe Heritage in 1988 with stone sculpture and the following year won two Awards of Merit in the Zimbabwe Heritage exhibition for welded metal works.

 

He continues to sculpt in a variety of media and was quick to appreciate the opportunities when working in mixed media. During the second half of the 1990s he became more commercially orientated and continues to produce work, including benches carved from entire tree trunks, one of which was commissioned by and sits in the gardens of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare.

Biography

Maxwell Gochera photographed in Harare, 1993

Zimbabwe Heritage NGZ, Harare, 1988

WeldArt 89 NGZ Harare 1989

Zimbabwe Heritage NGZ, Harare 1989

Zimbabwe Heritage NGZ, Harare 1991

Zimbabwe Heritage NGZ, Harare 1992

Zimbabwe Heritage NGZ, Harare 1993

Pauline Podbrey Gallery, London 1992 and 1993

WeldArt Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery 1993

WeldArt Belfast City Gallery 1994

Billingham Art Gallery 1997

Exhibitions

Awards

Award Winner, WeldArt 89 with "In The Right Direction", NGZ Harare 1989

Award Of Merit, Zimbabwe Heritage, with "Eagle With Prey", Harare 1989

Award Of Merit, Zimbabwe Heritage, with "African Kitchen", Harare 1989

Highly Commended Certificate, Zimbabwe Heritage, with "African Lullaby", Harare 1991

Highly Commended Certificate, Zimbabwe Heritage, with "Structural Adjustment Problem", Harare 1992

Portrait of Maxwell Gochera (Harare 1993)