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Miniature Exhibition

We recently concluded our miniature exhibition at the Stellenbosch Academy where creatives from across South Africa submitted work for a cause. We are proud to say that it was an incredible success, with R10 000 raised for Senecio, an NGO that supports people with disabilities.

It was such an incredible experience and so gratifying to be able to use creativity to help those in need! Please do take the time to check out some of the artwork below, there really were some incredible submissions.

To all of you who submitted artwork, thank you so much – we couldn’t have done it without you. And to those who attended the exhibition. We hope to see you around again soon!

Stellenbosch Academy students take part in the first 8-i event in South Africa!

What a great opportunity to use creativity for a good cause! Our students recently took part in the inaugural 8-i event in South Africa, where young creatives donate their time and effort to help NGOs and worthy causes improve their branding, design and communication tactics.

In the short time our students were allotted, we are proud to say that they produced an incredible amount of work – from PowerPoint templates through to letterheads, wireframes for apps, posters and wayfinding ideas as well as WordPress sites.

It really is amazing what you can achieve under a deadline with a good cause in mind!

To learn more about our students’ time at the 8-i event, please click here.

To see more pictures of the event, you can have a look here.

PPC Imaginarium Workshop

We recently held a PPC Imaginarium Workshop on 4 and 5 May where our students were taught how to work with cement as a creative medium, thanks to the incredibly talented Damien Grivas and Daniel van der Merwe.

This was all in service of the PPC Imaginarium competition, which is all about using cement as a medium for artistic expression. The Awards are currently held across six categories: Industrial Design, Jewellery Design, Film, Sculpture, Architecture and Fashion.

To learn more about the PPC Imaginarium competition, have a look at their Facebook page here.

Stellenbosch Academy Students Win at #OneShow2017

What incredible news! Both Lucia Petschnig and Kirsten Haviland were given awards at the One Show Young Ones Awards ceremony. Lucia for her photography and Kirsten for her illustration.

We are so proud! Well done Lucia and Kirsten!

Check out this post on BizCommunity for more details and an interview with Kirsten.

Calling all creatives! Have your work exhibited at the Academy!

We’ve just developed a new collaborative exhibition format that we know you’ll love! It’s all about working SMALL. It’s open to any and all comers – the only stipulation – your work must be smaller than A5 size.

Your deadline for submissions is 24 May and the exhibition itself will run from 31 May until 7 June. For full details of the exhibition, please click here.

For any other questions, please mail Cashandra.

Don’t hesitate! Get creating!

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!