Category Archives: Academy Work

Karlien de Villers featured in the Sunday Times

One of our lecturers, Karlien de Villiers, was just featured in the Sunday Times for her amazing art and illustration. We are so proud!

The article tracks her past and delves into her creative inspiration and thoughts on art and creativity. You can read it here.

To see more of Karlien’s awesome work (and yes we do say so ourselves!) you can visit her website here.

Stellenbosch Triennale 2020

We are so proud to be involved in the Stellenbosch Triennale 2020, which runs from 11 February to 30 April next year! It centres around the theme: Tomorrow there will be more of us and features multiple artists and exhibitions across Stellenbosch. We’ll be involved in a number of ways and we are very excited to tell you more as we get closer to the event.

For now, you can learn more about the Triennale at their website here, or their official release here.

Second Year Student Sandra Nagel featured on Bubblegum Club

Sandra Nagel, who is currently in second year at the Academy majoring in photography, has been featured on the Bubblegum Club website. This in-depth chat looks at her work and inspirations as well as her plans for the future.

We’ve included just one picture here so you have to visit the site to see more – because believe us… you want to see more!

You can read Sandra’s piece on Bubblegum Club here.

And you can follow her on Instagram here.

F I S S U R E – Our 3rd Year Multimedia Project

We are very proud to share our 3rd Year Multimedia Students’ short film project, entitled F I S S U R E. The official credits and release follow below:

FigJam Productions in association with The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography presents:



A suspicious man follows an unknowing victim through his every day movements hoping to assume his identity and take control of his life.

Produced entirely by students from The Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography as part of their course work in fulfilment of the BA Visual Communications Degree – Specialising in Multimedia. 

2019 ©FigJam Productions and the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography. All rights reserved.

We wish to thanks all our sponsors and contributors who made this production a reality:

– Oasis Water, Stellenbosch (

– Pleeko Print Studio (

– KWV Wines and Spirits (

– Printlab, Stellenbosch (

– Gordons Bay Security (

– MountWave Music (

– Abang Africa Travel (

– Acumen Capital (

– TasteLab (

– Vermont Vergin Alcohol – Free Gin (

– Bartinney Wine and Champagne Bar, Stellenbosch (

– Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography (

Alumnus Cole Ndelu featured on the A3E programme

Cole Ndelu, who studied with us at the Academy, has recently been named as one of the artists to be selected for the 10and5 A3E (Artist Acceleration and Exposure) Programme. This is a really special achievement, being named amongst many other great artists.

You can see more about Cole on her profile here.

And you can read more about the A3E programme on the 10and5 website here.

Well done Cole!