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I MF UY O

CAPE TOWN 3 Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Tel: + 27 21 418 4528  Email: ctgallery@everard.co.za  www.everard-read-capetown.co.za

SIPHO NDLOVU

SIPHO NDLOVU

JOHANNESBURG 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg 2196 Private Bag 5, Parklands 2121 South Africa Tel: + 27 11 788 4805  Fax: + 27 11 788 5914  Email: gallery@everard.co.za  www.everard-read.co.za

IM F U YO

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SIPHO NDLOVU I MFU Y O 4

14 – 30 June 2011


The ownership of cattle lies at the very heart of African indigenous cultures. Cattle are more than merely gorgeous creatures each individually coloured, named and gazed upon with love as they return to the boma each evening. They are also more meaningful than mere suppliers of protein in the form of milk. Cattle are essential to the functioning of many institutions which govern all the aspects of the lives of Africa’s rural inhabitants. Cattle ‘units of value’ allow sophisticated barter-based economics to function. Claim to paternity of children through the payment of Lobola to the father of the wife is a continent-wide tradition; similarly widespread is the slaughtering of beasts to mark the rites of passage of people from birth through initiation, marriage, the birth of children and finally death. Life without cattle would be untenable, even unthinkable, in Africa.

Left: Zulu Milk Pails (detail)  oil on canvas  99 x 138 cm  2009 Page 1: Siyalima (detail)  oil on canvas  75 x 105 cm  2011

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Nsengwakazi – Cow Oil on canvas  75 x 103 mm  2011

IMFUYO ITHANDA LOWO NAYE OYITHANDAYO ANIMALS GET ATTACHED TO THOSE WHO LOVE THEM

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Inkosikazi Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2011

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Zulu Milk Pails Oil on canvas  99 x 138 mm  2009

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Itunga Milk Pail Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2009

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Hanging Out Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2011


Hanging Out  Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2011 Detail pages 12–13

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Remember Julius Mfete Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2010

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Milk Can/Melk Kan Oil on canvas  75 x 103 mm  2011

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Siyalima Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2009

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Milk – Amasi Part I Oil on canvas  49 x 67 mm  2010

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Milk – Amasi Oil on canvas  48 x 72 mm  2010

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Painting My House Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2010

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Isibaya – Kraal Oil on canvas  75 x 103 mm  2010

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Architecture Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2011

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Pulling Slash II Oil on canvas  78 x 118 mm  2008

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Sitimela No 18086 Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2011

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Isitimela Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2011

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Wallpaper Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2010

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PO Box 2010 Oil on canvas  75 x 103 mm  2010

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I Do Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2010

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Painting a Wall Oil on canvas  48 x 57 mm  2010

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Sign Writer – Coca Cola Oil on canvas  75 x 105 mm  2010

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SIPHO NDLOVU – Biography

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Born in Johannesburg in 1968, Sipho Ndlovu is passionate

Cape Town International Convention Centre

about his painting and dedicated to his work.

Iziko South African National Gallery

With no opportunity for formal art training, his love and passion

Sun International

Sipho Ndlovu would like to thank Mark Read and Ian Gillespie for believing in him, and Zwelethu Mthethwa for his advice.

Constitutional Court

for art inspired him to become a self-taught artist. He has been

Standard Bank

He would also like to express his

painting full-time since 1985, when he started selling his work

PL Logistics

in Smal Street in Johannesburg, right outside the Johannesburg

BMW Germany

gratitude for the focus and discipline

Sun Hotel. Here he was spotted by Brigitte Read of the

Department of Public Works

that have made it possible for him to

Sanderling Art Gallery, an affiliate of the Everard Read Gallery.

Kerzner International Resorts

grow and develop as an artist.

During 1988 and 1989 he exhibited frequently at the

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Sanderling Art Gallery and in 1989 his first solo exhibition took

Castrol Oil Company

place at the Shell House Art Gallery in Johannesburg.

Warwick Wine Estate

In 1990 Sipho settled in Cape Town and continued to explore

Coca Cola, South Africa

and experiment with various media and techniques. He has

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

since been working and selling successfully from his Cape Town

1989  Shell House Art Gallery

studio and Everard Read, Cape Town. Today his work is included

2006  Everard Read, Cape Town

in private and corporate collections in South Africa, the United

2007  Everard Read, Johannesburg

Kingdom, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Ireland and the USA.

2011  Everard Read, Johannesburg

In 1999 he produced a series of four paintings depicting the

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

history of South Africa from the 1800s to the present day.

2000  Old Mutual London Exhibition, Everard Read, Cape Town

Judge Albie Sachs bought this work for inclusion in the public

2002  Art London, Everard Read, Johannesburg

collection of the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg.

2003  Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery 2004  A Decade of Democracy, Iziko South African National Gallery

In 2000 Sipho was commissioned by Sun International to

Ten Years of Democracy, Everard Read, Johannesburg

produce three paintings for the Grand West Casino in Cape

Identity, Fortiscircus Theatre, The Hague, the Netherlands

Town. These works, depicting the Union Castle Line way of life,

2007  Art London, Everard Read, Johannesburg

are on display in the MVG lounge.

2009  Johannesburg Art Fair, Everard Read, Johannesburg 2010  A View from the South, Everard Read Group Show Johannesburg Art Fair, Everard Read, Johannesburg

This exhibition catalogue is published in conjunction with the exhibition Imfuyo at the Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg 14 — 30 June 2011 Published in 2011 by Everard Read Gallery (Pty) Ltd 6 Jellicoe Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg Copyright © Everard Read Gallery (Pty) Ltd Copyright © Sipho Ndlovu All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted, in any form or by any means, without prior permission from the publishers. isbn 978-0-620-50553-6 Photographs by John Hodgkiss and and Sipho Ndlovu Designed by Kevin Shenton Printed by Ultra Litho (Pty) Limited, Johannesburg

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Sipho Ndlovu - Imfuyo  

An exhibition by artist Sipho Ndlovu titled Imfuyo. This exhibition centres around the importance of Cattle in African cultures.

Sipho Ndlovu - Imfuyo  

An exhibition by artist Sipho Ndlovu titled Imfuyo. This exhibition centres around the importance of Cattle in African cultures.

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