Journalistic Pieces

Art, inheritance and family crests

 

Originally produced for Cue.

Antoinette Pienaar is a graphic designer based in Grahamstown who works under the umbrella ofWoel Design.

Pienaar is at Festival with her new exhibition Advancing Backwards. The exhibition is broken up into two parts: her custom-made family crests and the Unfortunate Inheritance series which chronicles the weird and wonderful things we inherit from our families and wish we hadn’t.

You can find her exhibition in the cells at the Provost Cafe.

#15SecPromo

As part of my work at Cue in 2015, I was charged with running the Instagram account. As part of that job and in the interests of generating an audience for a social media channel we had never used before, I produced and curated a series of videos under the hashtag #15SecPromo where artists could promote their show in 15 seconds and we would share it on our account to our audience.

My two favourite ones are here and you can watch the rest after the break.

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Amazing Other Show 2015 wows audiences

First published as course work on temporary blog, Digital Rom-Com.

Cast members (from left to right) Luvuyo Yanta, Sisonke Yafele, Masixole Heshu and Tyson Ngubeni argue during The Amazing Other Show. PICTURE: Stuart Thembisile Lewis

Cast members (from left to right) Luvuyo Yanta, Sisonke Yafele, Masixole Heshu and Tyson Ngubeni argue during The Amazing Other Show. PICTURE: Stuart Thembisile Lewis

The Amazing Other Show has been a fixture of the Rhodes University Orientation Week schedule for nearly a decade. The show is a joint initiative run by the Rhodes Drama Department, the Higher Education HIV/Aids Programme (HEAids) and the Eastern Cape’s premier drama company Ubom! It aims to educate new students at Rhodes about a variety of issues they may encounter in their first year including racism, homophobia and anti-religious sentiment among other things. However, the show’s poster is deliberately left ambiguous and first years are not told what to expect from the show. (more…)