Wonderboy Extra Info

Wonderboy Nxumalo arrived at Ardmore in 1994 where he very quickly showcased his talent and passion for art and poetry.

His anecdotes, short stories and messages of personal truths, which were incorporated into his work, resulted in an instantly recognisable style.

Wonderboy’s internationally acclaimed artworks tell the story of his life living with HIV/Aids and educate his audience through the metaphor of the monkey.

Wonderboy died in 2008, as a result of the pandemic, but his poignant life story and evocative designs live on in Ardmore Design’s The Wonderboy Range. A percentage from sales of the Wonderboy fabrics goes to his mother and a KwaZulu-Natal Aids orphanage.