Senzo Duma

Senzo is a tall, serious young man from Lidgetton who enjoys sporting a red bow tie on occasions.

He has found his niche at Ardmore and has become a valuable member of our painting team.

He went to Jabula Combined School and afterwards worked at Dargle Valley Pottery making large-scale terracotta pots.

Senzo’s relative, Wiseman Ndlovu, an Ardmore painter, saw that Senzo had a talent for drawing and painting and encouraged him to join the studio at Ardmore in January 2011.

Senzo developed his realistic painting style and subtle, graded use of colour under the mentorship of his cousin Wiseman and that of Siyabonga Mabaso, as well as Ardmore’s gifted designer Zinhle Nene.

Senzo’s work now stands on its own merit and his penchant for painting life-like cheetahs and monkeys led to his being chosen to paint the large baboon and monkey sculptures that the Ardmore Studio created for Formula SA and the opening of Parliament in 2013.

Senzo is unmarried and spends his weekends playing football.

Exhibitions

2012


International Ceramic ShowUnited States

‘Ardmore Aviary’Cape Town

Les Ceramiques Zouloues ArdmoreFrance

‘Endangered Animals’London

An African CollectionAustralia

Naada Faire Antiques and CollectablesJohannesburg

Fabric and book launch: Ardmore, We Are Because of OthersHermanus

Fabric and book launch: Ardmore, We Are Because of OthersCape Town

‘Grand Carnival’, fabric and book launch: Ardmore, We Are Because of OthersJohannesburg

ArdmoreLuxembourg

ArdmoreMauritius

ArdmoreFrance

ArdmoreGeneva

Patrick Mavros Christmas Safari WeekLondon

A Celebration of Zulu Life and ArtistryUnited States

ArdmoreAustralia

2013


Pascoe & Co.United States

‘Monkeys and Magnolias’London

Naada FairJohannesburg

‘Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities’Johannesburg

Christmas ShowZimbabwe

2014


Pascoe & Co.United States

‘Great Herds of Africa’Cape Town

‘Great Herds of Africa’London

‘Birds of Africa’Johannesburg

Objects BiennaleUnited States

‘Great Herds of Africa'Kenya

‘Birds of Africa’Zimbabwe

2015


WMODA, Pascoe & Co.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