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Lin Barrie The Save Valley Conservancy stretches along the upper reaches of the great Save River in the south east of Zimbabwe. The Gonarezhou National Park laps against the southern banks of the Save River and between these two nestles the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve. These three celebrated wildlife areas form part of the Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area, (GLTFCA)- a unique wilderness jewel which is home to the “Big Five” (endangered Black and White rhinos, elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard) and the ”Little Six” (Klipspringer, Suni, Duiker, Steenbok, Sharpe's Grysbok and Oribi). Endangered African wild dogs, Cheetah, Brown hyena, Bat-eared foxes and a host of special birds and plants contribute to the immense variety of this ecosystem. Communities around the GLTFCA contribute to innovative partnerships with National Parks and the private sector, forming a sound base on which to manage social, economic and environmental issues. This is home to artist and writer Lin Barrie and her life partner, conservationist Clive Stockil. Expressing her hopes, fears and love for this special ecosystem with oil paints on canvas, Lin Barrie believes that the essence of a landscape, person or animal, can only truly be captured by direct observation. Lin Barrie states: “Through my art, and my writing, I feel an intimate connection with the natural world, and from my extensive field sketches of wild animals, people and landscapes, I create larger works on canvas. Lin's work is in various public and private collections in South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Canada, Sweden and the United States of America. She is represented by galleries in South Africa, Zimbabwe, England, Kenya and Florida, USA.

Gallery Delta, Art for Arts Sake….

An impressive and evocative art video from a few years back, by Nigel Hulett of Granadilla Films…memories and inspirations. youtube.com/watch “Gallery Delta, Art for Arts Sake…. “ ..listen to music from such as Hope Masike on Mbira, watch art memories … Continue reading

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The Winged Victory; Flight, Fight and Freedom

I have always collected fallen feathers, and have been drawing feathers, birds, winged forms and flight obsessively ….. I have just realized how influenced I have been in my subconscious by Nike, the winged Greek Goddess of Victory. She has … Continue reading

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Gonarezhou Gatherings; Sensational Sunsets

June 2021 Gonarezhou How special to have you all, dear family and friends,  together in person and together “online”!!… in this wonderful place called Gonarezhou –  Sacred Place of Elephants… for a few days of surprise celebrations for Clives 70th … Continue reading

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Freedom; Thoughts of Flight…

Freedomis an elusive stateconstrainednot only by physical boundariesbut by your mind Lin Barrie Quote from Derek Huggins at Gallery Delta: “The word and subject ‘Freedom’ may be difficult to define and depict. The word freedom is used in many ways, … Continue reading

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Carving Lines

Originally posted on Greg Shaw:
Carving Lines, 2021. Mixed Media, 145 x 75 x 30cm. Photograph, David Brazier This ongoing interrogation into concepts of borders has not, so far, been straightforward. This is not surprising, like any contemplation of ideas…

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Beautiful Struggle and Burnt Offerings

Zimbabwe Johnson Zuze, artist statement: ‘I create art using items of urban junk that collect from street corners and land fills. I give them new existence and present them with a lively presence beyond their primary use into poetic dimension.I … Continue reading

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Living with Cattle and Wildlife; Ecological Dancing…

The meetings of two worlds, Mahenye Community and the Gonarezhou National Park. Cattle skin and kudu horn, products of domesticity and wilderness respectively, unit to create the tools of culture and dance on the sands of the Save River…..an ‘ecological’ … Continue reading

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Home is Where the Heart is; Where the Art is…….

What does home mean to me in these difficult ‘Covid’ times, times of worldwide isolation, restriction, social distancing…?  Home can be a place to retreat to and a place of love, for me a place where I create my Art … Continue reading

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Dancing with my shadow, Dancing with my totem; Dancing alone….’

Dancing with my shadow, Dancing with my totem, Dancing alone….’ Painting by Lin Barrie… Dancing with my shadow, Dancing with my totem, Dancing alone is acrylic on canvas board, framed with Pod mahogany, size 4 x 3 feet. It was … Continue reading

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Brave Ground and Baobab Pink; Colour is a Cure for Covid Constipation

Let’s go on a virtual Baobab safari.. a colour adventure… Like me, you must be covid-constipated! …tired of upheavals, lack of travel and covid concerns, let’s be adventurous, explore the world around us through online and virtual safaris! So..Break Brave … Continue reading

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