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Darren Van der merwe

Printmaking Techician / Junior Lecturer

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  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Academic Writing
  • Academic Research
  • Academic Editing

Work history


Guest Lecturer in Visual Studies

Stellenbosch University

Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
  • Key Accomplishments • Coordination, content development and delivery of First year film studies course in Visual Studies, as well as the delivery of third year Post-Colonial studies • Marking of undergraduate essays and exams • Supervisor of fourth year Theory of Art articles across Fine arts and Visual Communication Design students. Research areas varied from Fine Arts praxis, Film Studies, Gender studies to Contemporary Visual Culture • Teaching assistant to head of fourth year Theory of Art. Responsibilities included marking of fourth year critical theory essays


Printmaking Technician & Junior Lecturer

Stellenbosch University

Jan 2011 - Dec 2014
  • I have worked closely with the full-time printmaker in the co-ordination and instruction of printmaking for Fine Arts and Visual Communication Design (Graphic Design). Key accomplishments • Instruction of print techniques and book arts from undergraduate to postgraduate levels of study • Maintenance and co-ordination of technical studios (Intaglio, Lithography and Screenprinting). This includes basic repairs, sourcing and ordering of materials and studio upgrades • Curriculum development for all streams of undergraduate printmaking courses, including applied print for Visual Communication Design • Technical assistance for all traditional and digital printmaking processes as well as consultation with Fine Arts students for their studio practice • Assessment of practical examinations on an undergraduate level



Fine Arts and Printmaking

University of Cape Town

Feb 2011 - May 2013
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Fine Arts

Stellenbosch University

Feb 2007 - Dec 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts (BAVA)