Edmore Chijumani

Edmore Chijumani was born in 1970 in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. From 1986 to 1990 he worked as a basket weaver. In 1993 he began to learn stone sculpture under the supervision of his brother Morgan. Morgan was taught by their late father, who was also a sculptor based in Chimanimani.

Edmore’s trademark is sculptures of fish in butter jade, fruit serpentine (a colourful hard serpentine stone) and cobalt stone (another type of serpentine stone). They are very recognisable and are becoming very collectable as they are included in more and more exhibitions.

Edmore’s work was part of a group exhibition of Zimbabwean sculpture entitled ‘Dialogue in Stone’ held at Centre Island, Toronto, Canada in 2006 organised by Talking Stones Gallery. He was also included in a group exhibition held in Delaware, Pennsylvania, USA in September 2006, which featured Dominic Benhura and Richard Mteki amongst others.