“I never realised that I could get so close to drawing in etching.”
Hanneke Benadé completed a BA (Fine Arts) in 1993 at the University of Pretoria. After graduating, she spent a further four years working there as a part-time lecturer in drawing. Benadé has exhibited extensively and taken part in various group-shows and art events, locally and abroad. She participated in the Johannesburg Biennale and was represented at the London Art Fair. Her first solo show, ‘Local Girls’, was in 1996 at Gallery on Tyrone, Johannesburg. After relocating to Cape Town she showed ‘Passage’ at the Chelsea gallery in Darling, followed by ‘The Gift’ at the US Gallery in Stellenbosch, and ‘Once More, Wants more’ at the Scukan Gallery in Pretoria. Her most recent solo exhibition, ‘Stage’, was held at the Everead Read Gallery in Cape Town.
Benadé has received numerous awards, among them Merit Awards at the ABSA Atelier (1995/6) and a Brett Kebble Award (2003). In 2008 she received two Kanna-Awards at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees in Oudtshoorn. Her work features in various collections, including those of the Pretoria Art Museum, Gauteng Provincial Government and the Universities of Stellenbosch, Pretoria, Free State and Johannesburg, as well as corporate collections like Spier Holdings, Rand Merchant Bank, SAB, Hollard House, Sanlam, Sasol, Telkom, ABSA, and the British American Tobacco Company.