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Nkosinathi Ndlandla



Type of book work: Editioned / printed work
Dimensions: 245 x 355
Media: Lithography on handmade papers

Artist's / designer's statements

The title of my book is "Xisiwana" which means Homeless.

The book is made out of various types of fibers that are from Sisal and other indigenous plants taken from different places around our country. In the book I experiment with lithograph processes on hand made paper and use a stab binding technique.

The book specifically explores the poverty that still exists in our society and which our government still seems to ignore, dragging their heels so as not to fix the problem.

The figures and buildings depicts some the facts that are still a challenge in our country.

Artist / PrinTmaker / Bookbinder / Archival paper maker


2000 Matriculated East Bank High School
2001-2004 Artist Proof Studio, National Qualification Certification - Fine ArtL

Other Qualifications

NQF 4 Certificate in Archival Papermaking


2004 Melrose Arch, Zuva Gallery, Graduation Exhibition
2004 Texas, Arizona Gallery
2005 University of Johannesburg, Innovation prints for Johannesburg
2006 RICIP group exhibition, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
2007 Miniatures? (Minitchers?) Print Group exhibition, Philippines.
2007 Group exhibition, Gallery on the Square, Sandton


Best young talented MTN curator on summit
Best emerging artist sponsored by Pin Point One Human Resources


2005: RICIP Silkscreen pulp printing, University of New Jersey, USA
2005: William Kentridge etching prints for Oprah stage
2006: Corporate gift for Pin Point One Human Resources
2007: Facilitator and Editioner in 'Artists in collaboration' workshop by Brodsky Centre and Professional Artists. South Africa at Phumani Paper Mill
2007: Facilitator / artist - ArtBank/Phumani Paper, Hand-made paper artworks collaboration
2008: Lead trainer in product development for Bosele papermaking business enterprise
2009: Editioning the work of the artists exhibiting at Gallery AoP (Art on Paper) which included David Koloane, Dumisani Mabaso, Colbert Mashile and Pat Motloa
2009 - 2017 Archival paper maker for Phumani Paper Mill, Rags 2 Paper and Artist Proof Studio


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