Slindile Mchunu

Painter

After college and unable to find employment, Slindiwe was encouraged by her aunts, Jabu and Zinhle to come to Ardmore in 2015.

She attended Ardmore’s first Winter School in June/July 2015 and has continued painting under the mentorship of her aunts.

Slindiwe likes that hard work is rewarded at Ardmore and that she can keep her mind busy. Her goal is to keep on improving her painting skills to further her artistic talent.

Artwork produced by Slindile

Slindile's story

Slindile was born on the 20th of June 1992. She attended Mountain View Primary School, Meadowsweet Combined School, Hlabane High School and Innovatus FET College.

Slindile came to Ardmore on the 15th of April, 2015. Her mother, Winnie Nene is a painter at Ardmore. Winnie is a cousin of Jabu and Zinhle Nene who are stella Ardmore painters of design.

After college and unable to find employment, Slindiwe was encouraged by her aunts, Jabu and Zinhle to come to Ardmore in 2015.

She attended Ardmore’s first Winter School in June/July 2015 and has continued painting under the mentorship of her aunts.

Slindiwe says that she chose to come to Ardmore at a particularly difficult stage in her family’s life, ‘to put bread on the table’. Slindiwe and her older sister are now supporting their family.

Slindiwe likes that hard work is rewarded at Ardmore and that she can keep her mind busy. Her goal is to keep on improving her painting skills to further her artistic talent.

Slindiwe has really grown at Ardmore and the Nene family have shown their great family talent.