Derek Huggins opened Gallery Delta in 1975 for the promotion of contemporary painting, and is still managing this artists’ venue. Concurrently, he was the Chief Executive of the National Arts Foundation from 1975 to 1988, and published Arts Rhodesia and Arts Zimbabwe. Between 1994 and 2002, he published Gallery, an art magazine to which he was a frequent contributor. Over a period of thirty years he has intermittently written short stories but only latterly sought publication. Stained Earth, his first anthology of stories, was published in 2005; his previously published fiction appears in Writing Still. New Stories from Zimbabwe (Weaver Press, 2003) and Short Writings from Bulawayo (Vols I and II).