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NUST students exhibit campus life

Masena said the campaign is not necessarily about art, but it’s meant to highlight students based issues, through art.

NATIONAL University of Science and Technology (NUST) students have put their daily lives on display at the National Art Gallery in Bulawayo at an exhibition dubbed Varsity Life showcasing work done by various people from different backgrounds.

Entertainment was provided by blooming rapper Cuniva.

Standard Style spoke to event organiser, Musa Masena, who also exhibited and he said: “Varsity Life exhibition by NUST Visual Art Movement (VAM) club is an art exhibition showcasing at the National Art Gallery.”

“The exhibition will focus on the theme of Varsity Life and will also feature a room dedicated to art-based on sexual health, reproduction and wellness.

“The exhibition will extend for duration of eight weeks, with the opening exhibition having been on February 22.”

Masena said the campaign is not necessarily about art, but it’s meant to highlight students based issues, through art.

“The art exhibition concept aims to address the importance of sexual health, reproduction, and wellness among the youth and NUST students, with the goal of motivating their peers to take an active interest in these topics,” he said.

“By incorporating art, the exhibition seeks to engage the audience in a unique and creative way, allowing them to better understand and appreciate the significance of these issues.”

Another artist, Tinotenda Mutanga shared similar sentiments.

“My art took inspiration from the norms that happen in the hidden spaces and away from the public eye, from my Gold digger mixed media artwork to the installation (introduction to Uni (Uni101)),” he said.

“The goal was to highlight activities such as substance abuse and sexual activity that takes place at university.

“It is also exploring the feelings university students deal with while pursuing their degree.”

NUST student representative council entertainment minister Tafadzwa Mujuru said the exhibition put things in perspective.

“The issues of varsity life are real,” he said.

“They may appear small like a roommate being with a beautiful girl or having nice and expensive clothes but that actually sets the tone for peer pressure amongst students.

“Mental health and substance abuse issues culminate as a result, so it’s better for us to host such shows which don’t only communicate, but keep students entertained.”

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