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Zi Sculpture Founders, Brad & Lara

Originating from Harare, Zimbabwe, the name Zi Sculptures carries with it a deep connection to Brad Johnson’s roots, where he was born and raised.

Alongside his partner Lara Johnson, they envisioned a platform to support talented sculpture artists from across the southern African nation, fostering positive employment opportunities.

Zi Sculpture is now based on the Gold and Sunshine Coast and along with help from Brad’s parents, Mark and Sue Johnson…

Zi Sculpture is proud to introduce its range of exquisite creations to Australia, both online and through garden supply stores in QLD, NSW, South Australia & Victoria.

Working With Our Artists

Our talented artists are empowered with the flexibility to work either as employees in our distributing workshop, where they can refine their skills and create authentic pieces of recycled art using provided materials, or as independent sole traders, sourcing their own materials.

These avenues provide them with stable income streams in a country where the unemployment rate stands at 88%.

“We both have the drive and will to achieve positive change allowing us the potential to grow into a successful Online Recycled Product Store we aim to be today. It’s not just about offering environmentally friendly and socially responsible products, we strive to inform and inspire our communities to embrace a sustainable lifestyle.”

Brad Johnson

BUSINESS OWNER, ZISCULPTURES

The Design Process

The ZiSculpture Artists

The artists of Zimbabwe are known for their ingenuity, often quoting the phrase “making a plan” to describe their resourcefulness…

This translates in our words to “If it is to be, it is up to me!”

This sentiment fully embodies their approach to their art as well…

With remarkable skill and foresight, these artists began their journey by repurposing recycled materials like car bonnets, scrap metal offcuts, and 44-gallon drums to craft stunning representations of African flora and fauna.

With their talent knowing no bounds, they meticulously create life-size replicas of animals such as buffalo and giraffe, as well as a diverse array of bird species, all designed to perfectly complement any indoor or outdoor setting. From delicate roses and sunflowers to towering cacti, their creations fulfil every aspect of our imagination.

For these gifted individuals, their art isn’t just a passion, it’s a means of livelihood…

And knowing that their work is appreciated and sought after, gracing homes and businesses across Australia brings them immense satisfaction and pride in their work.

Kuda

Kuda is responsible for most of the birdfeeder range. He started with ZiSculptures in 2008 and has now built a very successful sole trader business making sculptures for us in Australia and also exporting to Europe and the Middle East.

Raymond

Raymond is our main owl sculptor. Raymond has been an artist since 2006 and started expanding into white metal sculptures in 2010. His feature piece is definitely our beloved small white owl.

Takawira

Takawira is a Zimbabwean sculpture artist who began working as an art assistant at his brothers workshop. Takawira now specialises in sculpting statues such as the bee, dragon fly, butterfly, and small birds.

Emmanuel

Emmanuel’s sculptures are known for their finesse! Emmanuel specialises in sculpting smaller intricate items such as raintail birds, lorikeets, kookaburras and sunflowers. His favourite new piece to create is the kookaburra on a stake. Emmanuel strives to make it to Australia one day to see his hard work on display in Aussie gardens.

Kuda

Kuda is responsible for most of the birdfeeder range. He started with ZiSculptures in 2008 and has now built a very successful sole trader business making sculptures for us in Australia and also exporting to Europe and the Middle East.

Raymond

Raymond is our main owl sculptor. Raymond has been an artist since 2006 and started expanding into white metal sculptures in 2010. His feature piece is definitely our beloved small white owl.

Takawira

Takawira is a Zimbabwean sculpture artist who began working as an art assistant at his brothers workshop. Takawira now specialises in sculpting statues such as the bee, dragon fly, butterfly, and small birds.

Emmanuel

Emmanuel’s sculptures are known for their finesse! Emmanuel specialises in sculpting smaller intricate items such as raintail birds, lorikeets, kookaburras and sunflowers. His favourite new piece to create is the kookaburra on a stake. Emmanuel strives to make it to Australia one day to see his hard work on display in Aussie gardens.

The ZiSculpture Artists

The artists of Zimbabwe are known for their ingenuity, often quoting the phrase “making a plan” to describe their resourcefulness…

This translates in our words to “If it is to be, it is up to me!”

This sentiment fully embodies their approach to their art as well…

With remarkable skill and foresight, these artists began their journey by repurposing recycled materials like car bonnets, scrap metal offcuts, and 44-gallon drums to craft stunning representations of African flora and fauna.

With their talent knowing no bounds, they meticulously create life-size replicas of animals such as buffalo and giraffe, as well as a diverse array of bird species, all designed to perfectly complement any indoor or outdoor setting. From delicate roses and sunflowers to towering cacti, their creations fulfil every aspect of our imagination.

For these gifted individuals, their art isn’t just a passion, it’s a means of livelihood…

And knowing that their work is appreciated and sought after, gracing homes and businesses across Australia brings them immense satisfaction and pride in their work.

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Meet The Team

Brand & Lara Johnson

Business Owners

Mark & Sue Johnson

Business Owners