Imiyalezo Yabadala

September 04, 2020 - January 01, 2021

Mandisi Mncela was born in 1977 in Mthatha, in the Eastern Cape and is currently based in Cape Town. He studied Visual Art at Community Arts Project and completed a three-year certificate at Spier Arts Academy in Cape Town with a focus on mosaic art.


Mcela worked at Nyanga Arts Development Centre, facilitating community art projects.  In 2017 he worked at Thupelo Workshop at Nyanga Arts Development Center where he spear-headed the Artists In School programme until 2018. 


Group exhibitions include Art B, A.VA, Cape Gallery. He has taken up residencies at Rites and Duties at Constitution Hill, Johannesburg (2015). Coop Coffee, in Denmark under Spier Arts and Vredendal (2016). Over those years, he became a mosaic facilitator. 


He specialises in portraiture and figure works which express his inspiration with African history, spirituality and religion. Mcela currently works in his studio in Nyanga and is represented exclusively by our gallery.


His solo exhibition Imiyalezo Yabadala is now available for socially distanced viewing at Thomarts Gallery


Works