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Flinto Chandia
Ndidi Dike
David Chirwa

As part of the Africa 95, three leading artists from Zambia and Nigeria worked at the gasworks studios and held a joint exhibition, Kabasa means sculptor in Bemba, a language in Zambia.

Flinto Chandia, a former London City and Guilds student, is the leading and most versatile sculptor working in Zambia today, Flinto has exhibited widely including The Commonwealth Summit Head of State Exhibition in Lusaka and the Frontline State Exhibition that toured the UK in 1991. His work may also be found in private collections in Austria, Australia, Japan, South Africa, UK, Canada, USA and Zambia.

Ndidi Dike's work is made from natural coloured wood paneling which is either hung or self-standing., She uses an extraordinary collection of materials, including cowries, miniature brass fertility dolls, masks and leather attached in a random way. She has worked on public and private commissions and exhibited extensively within Africa, Europe and USA and her work formed part of the Nigerian section of 'Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa' at the  iWhitechapel Gallery.

David Chirwa is a highly regarded sculptor amongst the artistic community in Zambia. "I trace my art practice to my childhood when I had to create my own toys. Due to financial constraints, most African children are forced to create and build their own toys. Then comes the age when you can't play with toys anymore and one is forced to stop creating outwardly but not inside. Over the years our creativity bank collects images, like a river flowing from its source bringing with it debris. Our banks collect emotions, the past versions and forms from nature and happenings around us, until one day they can't take in anymore but have to release what has been stored in the form of art."

Flinto Chandia
Ndidi Dike
David Chirwa

As part of the Africa 95, three leading artists from Zambia and Nigeria worked at the gasworks studios and held a joint exhibition, Kabasa means sculptor in Bemba, a language in Zambia.

Flinto Chandia, a former London City and Guilds student, is the leading and most versatile sculptor working in Zambia today, Flinto has exhibited widely including The Commonwealth Summit Head of State Exhibition in Lusaka and the Frontline State Exhibition that toured the UK in 1991. His work may also be found in private collections in Austria, Australia, Japan, South Africa, UK, Canada, USA and Zambia.

Ndidi Dike's work is made from natural coloured wood paneling which is either hung or self-standing., She uses an extraordinary collection of materials, including cowries, miniature brass fertility dolls, masks and leather attached in a random way. She has worked on public and private commissions and exhibited extensively within Africa, Europe and USA and her work formed part of the Nigerian section of 'Seven Stories about Modern Art in Africa' at the  iWhitechapel Gallery.

David Chirwa is a highly regarded sculptor amongst the artistic community in Zambia. "I trace my art practice to my childhood when I had to create my own toys. Due to financial constraints, most African children are forced to create and build their own toys. Then comes the age when you can't play with toys anymore and one is forced to stop creating outwardly but not inside. Over the years our creativity bank collects images, like a river flowing from its source bringing with it debris. Our banks collect emotions, the past versions and forms from nature and happenings around us, until one day they can't take in anymore but have to release what has been stored in the form of art."