Hanneke Benadé completed the degree BA (Fine Arts) in 1993 at the University of Pretoria and worked as a part-time lecturer in drawing between 1994 and 1998. She exhibited extensively in Gauteng from 1993, taking part in group shows locally and abroad. She participated at the Joburg Biennale and was represented at the London Art Fair. Hanneke received several 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. Portraits have always occupied a major part in her work.
“A fine weave, of a man in profile buttoning his shirt describes both the quality of the fabric and the person wearing the shirt”.
— Hanneke Benadé, 2015