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Student Goldpack Awards – Two Finalists!

What a great week – even more good news! We’ve just received the news that Daryl Surtees and Taskeen Osman were awarded finalists for the Student Gold Pack Awards.

To learn more about the Student Gold Pack Awards, check out their website here.


We Won Two Pendoring Awards!

Such great news!

After the Pendoring Awards Ceremony this weekend, we are proud to announce that we have two Pendoring silvers!

Well done to Monet Lacock and Keagan Clack – we’re so happy!

To learn more about the Pendoring Awards, check out their website here.

Alena Gelen Wins an Adobe Design Achievement Award!

CONGRATULATIONS to Alena Gelen who has won the Adobe Design Achievement Award in the Fine Art Photography Category for her image ‘Afro Indy Dandy’

This is one of the most prestigious awards a photographer can win and we are so proud of her achievement!

Alena is also the only winner from South Africa!

Afro Indi Dandy is a creative collaboration with fashion designer Hunter Blue telling the story about romantic love and gentle masculinity. Genderfluid beings that express themselves as wearable art, allowing their emotions to flow like music through their dress. It draws inspiration from poetry, flowers, and the joining of countries via textiles, African and Indian fabrics.
Afro Indy Dandy:

“When I saw you, I fell in love, And you smiled Because you knew”

– William Shakespeare

Adobe Design Achievement Awards Semifinalists

What amazing news! We’ve just heard that we’ve received 21 semifinalists for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

You can check out all of their work on the Adobe website here.

The full list of our students who have been recognised is below.

Art Direction
Mignon Venter x 1 Semi-Finalist
Zanri Du Plooy x 2 Semi-Finalists
Monet La Cock x 1 Semi-Finalist
Traver Prinsloo x 1 Semi-Finalist
Keagan Clack x 1 Semi-Finalist
Monique Bonthuys x 1 Semi-Finalist

Alena Gelen x 1 Semi-Finalists
Carla Smit x 5 Semi-Finalists
Duncan Knowers x 1 Semi-Finalist

Joel Staak x 1 Semi Finalist
Coerine Hatingh x 1 Semi Finalist
Andrea Swart: x 1 Semi Finalist
Jereon Slee x 2 Semi Finalists

Graphic Design
Kelsey Cloete x 2 Finalists

Open Day 18 August 2018

It’s time for our next Open Day!

We’ll be showing people around our campus and telling them all about what they could learn at the Academy on Saturday 18 August.

There will be talks at 10:30 and 12:00 where we’ll go into even more detail. We’d love to see you there!

If you’re interested in attending, please send a mail to Louise.

3rd Year Publication Brief

There’s nothing we love more than sharing the incredible work our students produce and this is one of those times when we get to do so.

The following images and designs were produced by our 3rd year Graphic Design students for their first brief of 2018. You can read more about the project directly from the lecturers below:

The first brief for the 3rd year Graphic Design students looked at Impact design, which is based on the impact that values and behaviours of human kind would have and has had on environments, society itself and economies. The students had to write their own stories deduced from a current issue but interpreted into fiction. This project therefore required that the students create a set of books, which was written, illustrated, hand bound and packaged by them reflecting life on planet Earth in the year 2018. The full exhibition can be viewed during OPEN DAY on the 3rd of March 2018.

If you’re interested in seeing this work at our open day, check out this post here for details.


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.