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FADA Student Showcase (11 Feb - 2 March 2011)

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At this annual exhibition top work from across the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) was showcased. 

The exhibition of student work presents selected examples from projects completed by students in each of the Faculty’s programmes. The showcase aims to provide an overview of the programmes offered by the Faculty and to reveal the nature of the projects undertaken by students. The examples on display demonstrate how solutions and resolutions offered by students respond to the problems and challenges posed in project briefs.

Visitors were able to view work from each of following creative disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Fashion Design
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jewellery Design and Manufacture
  • Multimedia
Work exhibited at the FADA Student Showcase Exhibition​

Prestigious Alumni Exhibition featuring Industrial Designer, Brian Steinhobel (1 - 22 Oct 2010)

Designer Brian Steinhobel is considered one of SA’s top designers. This University of Johannesburg (UJ) alumnus’ iconic product designs have received recognition globally.But what the average South African does not know, is that some of the best everyday examples of design we see around us were crafted by this trendsetter, such a Spar shopping trolleys and Lip Ice containers. A broad collection of his and the final products can be in the annual UJ Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA) Alumni Exhibition.

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Opening function of the FADA Alumni Exhibition featuring designer, Brain Steinhobel
on Thursday, 30 September 2010 at the FADA Gallery.

Brian Steinhobel graduated as an Industrial Designer from the former Technikon Witwatersrand (now University of Johannesburg) in 1982. He has subsequently become a highly respected industrial design consultant and does work for local and international clients.

“My company, Steinhobel Design, deals with both the design and engineering of new product development.” says Brian Steinhobel. The company ( is known for using leading edge technology to execute the design process, significantly compressing product development cycles and reducing unit manufacturing costs but Brian is always quick to add, “the element of design remains the crucial aspect of what Steinhobel Design delivers.” 

                                           Brian Steinhobel designs featured at the FADA Gallery from 1 – 21 October 2010

Brian Steinhobel is regularly called upon to judge international design competitions and has received recognition in many awards including winning in the 1997 Technology Top 100 Company Award. Steinhobel Design has also established associate offices in Germany, Switzerland and Finland.

“The contribution made to the world of design and continued support of the UJ Department of Industrial Design, made Brian Steinhobel an ideal candidate to honour in this year’s Prestigious Alumni Exhibition hosted by the FADA Galley” said Lauren van der Merwe, the marketers at the UJ Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture.                                   

Exhibition Opening on 30 September 2010 at the FADA Gallery
From left: Prof Marian Sauthof, Executive Dean, UJ Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (FADA)
Brian Steinhobel, Steinhobel Design
Prof Ihron Rensburg, Vice-Chancellor, University of Johannesburg
Prof Derek van der Merwe, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University of Johannesburg

This is the third Prestigious Alumni Exhibition hosted by the FADA Gallery. In 2008 the Faculty selected Graphic Design alumnus, Gerry Human who was the Chief Creative Officer of advertising agency Ogilvy SA at the time. Then in 2009 Maira Koutsoudakis of Life Interior Design ( was selected.

“Each designer featured has added their own unique style to the show. At our inaugural Alumni Exhibition, Gerry Human set a the bar very high with his quirky “free drinks” exhibition. This high standard was certainly continued in the elegant and chic and exhibition by Maira Koutsodakis” says Lauren van der Merwe. “This year Brian Steinhobel has creatively transformed a traditional gallery space into a design showcase which we are very proud to be hosting”.​