Thurles Library Hosts Parazai Havatitye

Thurles Library is proud to present the work of Zimbabwean artist Paradzai Havatitye from February 5th to 26th in the Source.

Thurles Library is proud to present the work of Zimbabwean artist Paradzai Havatitye from February 5th to 26th in the Source.

What Nature Holds is a collection of Paradzai’s sculpture work which displays a combination of Afro-Celtic culture through movement derived from the natural form of the ancient bogwoods he works with. The sculptures take many different forms such as human, animal and abstract. But one thing they have in common is that they all possess a life of their own and they are unique once off pieces.

The exhibition will open on Tuesday, February 5th at 7pm and the library staff would like to extend an invitation to everyone to see the wonderful creations on show.

Paradzai Havatitye came to Ireland from Zimbabwe looking for something new and surprisingly found ancient history embedded deep in the Irish bogs. Having completed college as a woodcarver at Driefontain College in Zimbabwe, Para got an opportunity to learn Irish culture as he was working in Fergus Costello Studio in Tipperary.

During this time he produced various works for church interiors around Ireland. Some of the work is on public view in King John’s castle Limerick. Para’s latest public work is a sculpture of musician John McEvoy in Banagher.

As a way of cultural exchange and talent sharing Para shares his passion for nature through woodcarving workshops.

For more information please contact Para/Noreen on 0505 23005, 086 873 1882, 087 066 6505 or by email on para.havatitye@gmail.com.