Adrienne van den Heever


In 1998, Adriénne completed a BA (Fine Arts) (Hons) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. Following a two-year working stint in the United Kingdom where she gained valuable experience in the business environment, she returned to South Africa to work in the property management (Rand Merchant Bank Property’s subsidiary, Facilities Management Africa) and education sectors. Whilst heading the art department at Jeppe High School for Girls in Johannesburg, she commenced with a postgraduate diploma in Arts and Culture Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, graduating in 2007.

Her interest in the synergy between arts and culture and commerce resulted in Adriénne managing and curating a contemporary South African art gallery that showcased the work of up-and-coming artists. In 2005 she started working as a project manager and exhibit developer on various projects, focusing specifically on socio-political and cultural heritage and art in the corporate arena. She started Cultural Kaleidoscope in 2007.

Projects include:

  • Exhibition development and project management for the Liliesleaf Legacy Project. This project initially commenced under MRA. From 2008, Cultural Kaleidoscope has managed this project in collaboration with the Liliesleaf Trust (2005 to present)
  • Project management and design of the HIV and AIDS Exhibition, Adler Museum of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand. This project is being done in association with Culture Mechanics. (current)
  • Signage and visitor way-finding strategy and implementation for Freedom Park. This project is being done in collaboration with OCA. (current)
  • Project management for the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela Museums Project. This project is being done in collaboration with Totem Media. (current)
  • Project management for the Royal Bafokeng Oral History and Historical Archive Development projects. These interrelated projects are being done in collaboration with Totem Media. (current)
  • Project management for the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela Museums Project. This project is being done in collaboration with Totem Media. (current)
  • Project management for the Royal Bafokeng Oral History and Historical Archive Development projects. These interrelated projects are being done in collaboration with Totem Media. (current)
  • Information strategy, content development and picture research for the Interactive Relief Table exhibit at the uMgungundlovu Multi Media Centre, Ulundi. This project was done in collaboration with Digital Fabric, Pixel Project and AMAFA. (2009)
  • Project management and design of the Apartheid Health Care Exhibition, Adler Museum of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand. This project was done in association with Culture Mechanics. (2009)
  • Management and design for the Foundation for Human Rights publication, Making Rights Real: Celebrating 10 Years of the Foundation for Human Rights 1996-2006. A Cultural Kaleidoscope project. (2007)
  • Developing the site-specific art collection at AngloGold Ashanti’s new head office in Turbine Hall, Newtown, Johannesburg. This project was done in association with Culture Mechanics. (2007)
  • Historical Storyboard Project along the pedestrian friendly portion of Main Street, Johannesburg. This project was done in association with Culture Mechanics and the Johannesburg Land Company. (2005)

Awards

  • 2009 The Loerie Awards: Digital Applications – Silver (Liliesleaf Interactive Table)
  • 2010 IMA (Interactive Media Awards): Museum – Best in Class (Liliesleaf Interactive Table)
  • 2010 IMA (Interactive Media Awards): Museum – Best in Class (uMgungundlovu Multi Media Centre, Interactive Relief Table)
  • 2010 Loerie Award Finalist: uMgungundlovu Multimedia Centre - Interactive Relief Table
  • 2010 Loerie Award Finalist: Liliesleaf People Map

Contact Adriénne on adrienne@totem-media.net

 

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