Mpho M Machate

Mpho M Machate

Bio

Mpho M Machate was born in Tembisa hospital in 1984, on the 24th of September. However, his childhood into adulthood was mostly experienced in the rural areas of Bushbuckridge, in Xanthia village, Mpumalanga. In his early years, Machate was fascinated with clay. He would create miniature animals, houses and car models while playing with his friends without knowing that this would lead to a career in Fine Art. His interest in nature (the lush vegetation) in the village and the views of the dramatic features of the Drakensberg Mountain in his backyard during the day, and the night time which provided a spectacle of stars, became a huge influence in his work. Machate completed his studies with a B-Tech in Fine Art at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2016. His works form part of the private collection of the J.P Morgan Chase Art Collection and the Art Bank South Africa collecting for the National Museum Bloemfontein.

2019
 The Grand African Art Society, Vodaworld.
 Abadali Art Development Programme, J.P Morgan Offices, Illovo, Sandton.
 RMB Turbine Arts Fair, Lizamore and Associates, Illovo, Sandton.

2018
 And we heard the colours of sound, Lizamore and Associates, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
 Spring Salon Exhibition, Lizamore and Associates, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
 Winter Art Collective, Julie Miller, Mall of Africa, Midrand.
 Showcase of Artworks, Lizamore and Associates, Parkwood, Johannesburg.

2017
 Turbine Art Fair, Painters Show, Newtown, Johannesburg
Projects

2021- (Ongoing) Spier Arts Trust Creative Block Programme
2018 J P Morgan Abadali Art Development Programme
 Financial and entrepreneurial training
 Skills development workshop
 Mentorship

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