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 Studio, to move to Kimberley. When she fell pregnant, however, she left Kimberley and 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 the Ardmore Studio 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.



International Ceramic Arts FestivalWales

Hospice ExhibitionJohannesburg

SA Embassy ExhibitionMalaysia


Charles Greig JewellersJohannesburg


Christie’s exhibitionLondon


Christie’s auctionLondon

City Arts CouncilEdinburgh

‘Men of Ardmore’Johannesburg


Private exhibitionLondon

Christopher GreigHyde Park


Amaridian GalleryNew York

Private exhibitionLondon

Everard Read GalleryJohannesburg


Christie’s auctionLondon

‘Cats of the World’Johannesburg


Amaridian GalleryNew York

‘Wonderful World of Ardmore’Cape Town


South Africa HouseLondon


International Ceramic ShowUnited States

Cellars-HohenhortCape Town

Les Ceramiques Zouloues ArdmoreFrance

Endangered Animals exhibitionLondon

An African CollectionAustralia

Naada FaireJohannesburg

Ardmore CarnivalCape Town

Ardmore CarnivalJohannesburg





Patrick Mavros Christmas Safari Weeklondon

A celebration of Zulu Life and ArtistryUnited States

Ardmore AustraliaAustralia


Pascoe & Co.United States

‘Monkeys and Magnolias’London

‘Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Johannesburg

Creel and GowUnited States

Christmas showZimbabwe


Pascoe & Co.United States

‘Great Herds of Africa’Cape Town

‘Great Herds of AfricaLondon

‘Inspired by the Ocean’Western Cape

‘Birds of Africa’Johannesburg

Objects BiennaleUnited States

‘Great Herds of Africa’Kenya

‘Birds of Africa’Zimbabwe


WMODA, Pascoe & Co.United States

‘Animal Botanical’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town


‘Kalahari Cats’Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town

‘The Great Zambezi’Patrick Mavros, London

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


'The Great Zambezi'Cellars-Hohenot, Cape Town