Tag Archives: Academy Work

Stellenbosch Academy gets 4 Pendoring Finalists

The premier African language creative awards show, Pendorings, has just announced their finalists. We are so proud to say that four of our students were named as finalists, of the seven who had work submitted – what a great return!

Well done to Susan Duvenage, Sophia Louw, Katherine Joubert and Keagan Clack! We’ll be holding thumbs. Ons sal duim vashou! 

You can learn more about the finalists here at the official site.

There’s also a great release about all the finalists and the awards here on Marklives.


First Year Student Film Project

One of our 1st year photography students created this video on his YouTube channel about the water crisis and drought in the Western Cape. Great research for his 1st photography project!

Nice one Jamie!

Don’t forget to subscribe to his YouTube channel here.

Jana Pellissier – Internship Work

Jana Pellissier, one of our 3rd year students, recently helped create this beautiful wallpaper for The Foodbarn restaurant while interning at Room 13. It is quite aptly called ‘Ambrosia’ after the food of the gods. If you’ve ever eaten at The Foodbarn, you’ll know exactly why this makes sense!

To see more of Room 13’s beautiful design and illustration, check out their website here.

And to see more of Jana’s work, check out her Behance profile here.

Stellenbosch Academy Graduate named Finalist in Sony World Photography Awards

Cole Ndelu, a recent graduate of the Stellenbosch Academy has been named as a finalist at the Sony World Photography Awards! She is one of just three South Africans who have been named finalists in the competition, with the other two photographers appearing in the Open category. This makes Cole the only student from SA with a finalist placing!

Cole’s submission, Pride of the Panther, was created to meet the competition’s brief: Memories. This makes her one of just ten finalists in the student category from across the entire planet. To give you a further idea of the scope of this competition and put Cole’s achievement into perspective, the Sony World Photography Awards 2017 across all categories saw 227 596 images submitted from 183 countries. No mean feat!

As part of her placement as a finalist, Cole will be flown to London for the final judging where she stands a chance to win 30 000 Euros worth of photography equipment. Cole – we’ll be holding thumbs!

Good luck!

Stellenbosch Academy Short Courses

Interested in doing a short course through the Academy? We’ve got loads on offer which you can have a look at here.

And if you want to stay more up to date with all our goings-on with our short courses, you can also give our Facebook page a like over here.

If you’re interested in an info pack or want to know more about any of our short courses, send a mail to vanessa@stellenboschacademy.co.za.

See you soon!


Academy Student is named the only African finalist for the ADAA 2016!

The Adobe Design Achievement Awards (ADAA) happen every year, recognising the best in creative work from around the world. We’ve got amazing news to share; Lucia Petschnig, a student at the academy, was name as the only finalist for ADAA 2016 from the entire African continent! To give you an idea of the numbers involved in the competition (and how well Lucia has done) – there were over 5300 original entries, 1400 semfinalists and only 24 finalists. That’s amazing!

Her work, 21st Century Pinup Girls imagines the pinup look from the 50s reimagined for modern life. Have a look at her amazing work below.

Good luck Lucia!