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Xolly Hadebe

Xolile was born in 1982. Her family lived near the Ardmore farm in the Drakensberg, and she is the daughter of the former Ardmore sculptor, Paulinah Ntshalintshali, who worked at Ardmore for many years.

She started painting in 2010 and says that, “Ardmore has been in my family’s history as my grandmother Agnes Ntshalintshali started working at Ardmore, then my mother and now it’s me. Soon it will be my children, as it’s where we belong.

“I like painting leopards and beautiful flowers as I am inspired by nature. Ardmore has changed my life in many ways and I am very happy to be here.”

Fée Halsted says: “Xolile is a happy painter and her mentor, Jabu Nene, has high hopes for her future.”

Xolly has been a constant exhibitor at the Ardmore exhibitions around the globe.







‘Monkeys and Magnolias’London

Naada FaireJohannesburg

'Just So Crocodiles and Other Curiosities'Johannesburg


‘Great Herds of Africa’Cape Town

‘Great Herds of Africa’London

‘Inspired by the Ocean’Hermanus

‘Birds of Africa’Johannesburg

‘Great Herds of Africa’Kenya

Safari WeekLondon

‘Birds of Africa’Zimbabwe


WMODA, Pascoe and Co.United States

'Animal Botanical'Cape Town

'Animal Botanical'London

'Parrots and Pomegranates'Johannesburg

Isabelle Turquin GalleryFrance


WMODA, Pascoe and Co.United States

‘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