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Misiwe Hadebe Ntshalintshali

Misiwe Hadebe was born at Madolobheni Place, Loskop in 1978.

She went to Madolobheni School for seven years, to Sizathina High School for two years, and then to Hlabane High School to do Standard 7 and 8.

Misiwe has two children and is not married.

She was at school with Hlengiwe Ntshalintshali, and they came together to Ardmore Studio, to look for work.

Fée Halsted put them to work cleaning trees, but after two days she offered them the opportunity to learn the art of painting from Philile Nsele. This was in 1994.

In 1997 Misiwe left Ardmore to move to Kimberley. When she fell pregnant, however, she moved back to Estcourt, where she got a job at the Estcourt Hospital as a cleaner, for a couple of months.

In 2000 Misiwe returned to Ardmore to carry on painting, and is very happy to be back again.

Misiwe is a round lady, and her physique is expressed in her circular motifs and designs.

She takes Mavis Shabalalala’s full bead and basket design and smartens it up, into a sharper clear edged design. Misiwe also adds repeat flower designs and circles into her work.

She loves bright colours and enjoys painting Tureens. Through Misiwe’s painting one is reminded of Art Deco design. Her painting is clear-cut and tight.

Exhibitions

2001


International Ceramic Arts FestivalWales

Hospice ExhibitionJohannesburg

SA Embassy ExhibitionKuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2002


Charles Greig JewellersHyde Park, Johannesburg

2003


Christie’s ExhibitionLondon

2004


Christie’s AuctionLondon

City Arts CouncilEdinburgh, Scotland

‘Men of Ardmore’Gallery on the Square, Johannesburg

2005


Private ExhibitionHigh Commissioner, Highveld, London

Christopher GreigHyde Park, Johannesburg

2006


Amaridian GalleryNew York

Private ExhibitionHigh Commissioner, Highveld, London

Everard Read GalleryJohannesburg

2007


Christie’s AuctionLondon

‘Cats of the World’Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

2008


Amaridian GalleryNew York

‘Wonderful World of Ardmore’Groote Schuur, Cape Town

2009


South Africa HouseLondon

2012


International Ceramic ShowWest Palm Beach, Florida, United States

'Ardmore Aviary'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town

Les Ceramiques Zouloues ArdmoreParis, France

'Endangered Animals'Patrick Mavros, London

'An African Collection'The Milk Factory Gallery, Bowral, Australia

NAADA (National Antiques & Decorative Arts) FaireJohannesburg

Fabric and book launch: 'Ardmore, We Are Because of Others'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town

Fabric and book launch: 'Ardmore, We Are Because of Others'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Ardmore in LuxembourgLuxembourg

Ardmore in MauritiusMauritius

Ardmore in FranceFrance

Ardmore in SwitzerlandGeneva, Switzerland

'Christmas Safari Week'Patrick Mavros, London

'A Celebration of Zulu Life and Artistry'St Louis, United States

Ardmore AustraliaSydney, Australia

2013


Pascoe & Co.West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

‘Monkeys and Magnolias’Patrick Mavros, London

‘Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Creel and GowNew York

Christmas ShowHarare, Zimbabwe

2014


Pascoe & Co.Florida, United States

‘Great Herds of Africa’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town

‘Great Herds of Africa'Patrick Mavros, London

‘Inspired by the Ocean’Fyn Arts, Hermanus, Western Cape

‘Birds of Africa’Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Objects BiennaleSouthern Guild, New York, United States

‘Great Herds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, Nairobi, Kenya

‘Birds of Africa’Patrick Mavros, Harare, Zimbabwe

2015


WMODAPascoe & Co., Florida, United States

‘Animal Botanical’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town

2016


‘Kalahari Cats’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town

‘The Great Zambezi’Patrick Mavros, London

'Celebrating the Year of the Monkey'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg

2017


'The Great Zambezi'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town

'Savuti Dance'Patrick Mavros, London

'o'kavango'Charles Greig, Hyde Park, Johannesburg