About The Artist
Born 11 September 1956
1974 Matriculated at Hopetown High School
1979 National Diploma in Art and Design Technikon Pretoria
1981 National Higher Diploma Cum Laude Technikon Pretoria
Currently Proposal for M Tech, TUT Pretoria
Work experience and skills acquired
Institution Tshwane University of Technology
Position Head and full-time senior lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design and Technology
Duration 1992 - present
From January 1990 to July 1991 he owned compony called André Cronjé Textiles that
did Designing and printing of cloth for apparel and interiors Marketing of products
Value added Academic
1998 - present - Internal study leader to M Tech: Fashion candidates
1992 - present - Member of Arts Faculty Board
1998 - 2000 - Member of Arts Faculty Research Committee
1995 - present External examiner: B Tech: Fashion, Vaal Triangle Technikon
Internal moderator: Theory of Textiles II, Technikon Pretoria
1992 - 1995 External examiner: Freda Design Studio
Value added Fashion Design Discipline
1992 - 2000 - Co-ordinate SERTEC (Certification Board of Technikons) Evaluations of department
1993 - 2000 - Chairperson: Advisory Committee to department of Fashion Design and Technology
2000 - 2002 - Advisory Committee member to department of Fashion Design and Technology
1991 - present - Judge at numerous Fashion shows including North West Technikon, Joeline’s Fashion Academy, London International School of Fashion, Sunday Times
Value added Departmental and Faculty initiatives
1991 - 2003 - Design and co-ordinate execution and instalment of stall for department at SA Fashion Week.
Plan, design and co-ordinate annual student fashion show ‘Dresscode 2003’ from initial concept to final presentation
Plan and co-ordinate student exhibitions and departmental displays
Co-ordinate national and international student fashion design competitions
2000 - Member of Arts Faculty’s Y-Arts Carnival Committee
1999 - Responsible for concept and photography of The Art Show ‘99 invitations and opening night decor
1996 - Responsible for the planning and co-ordination of relocation of department to new premises. Responsible for the interior design of new premises.
Value added Conferences attended
1995 - ‘Second International Conference of Professional Design Educationalists on Design Education and Small Business Development’, Peninsula Technikon, Cape Town
1993 - ‘Access to Design Education’, Technikon OFS, Bloemfontein
Value added Seminars attended
2000 - Essay Writing / Research Methodology, Dr Gerald Steyn, Technikon Pretoria
1999 - Research Methodology, Retha van Niekerk, Technikon Pretoria
1998 - How to motivate yourself and others, Kaycee Hale of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, California, USA, presented at Technikon Pretoria.
Value added Courses attended
2001 - Leadership Development Programme for Heads of Departments, Technikon Pretoria
Photo-Paint computer programme on CorelDRAW.
2000 - Management course by Britz Management Consultants, Technikon Pretoria.
1996 - Lectra System Training course in theory and practice of Modaris 2, Diamino 2, Vigiprint 2.
1991 - Training programmes for new lecturers, Technikon Pretoria.
Value added International Trade Fairs attended
2000 - Pret-a-Porter International womens’ wear, Paris, France.
SEHM International Mens’ and boys’ wear, Paris, France.
Who’s Next - Young Designer Wear, Paris, France.
1995 - Pret-a-Porter International womens’ wear, Paris, France.
SEIM International Mens’ and boys’ wear, Paris, France.
Uomomoda, Cologne, Germany.
Herren Mode Woche, Colgne, Germany.
Interjeans, Cologne, Germany.
Collections Premiers, Dusseldorf, Germany.
1993 - Fashion and Fabrics - International textile and clothing and supporting industries, Gaborone, Botswana.
1989 - Pret-a-Porter International Womens’ wear, Paris, France.
SEHM International Mens’ and boys’ wear, Paris, France.
Premier Vision International Textile trade show, Paris, France.
Value added International Fashion Schools visited
2001 - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
London College of Fashion, London, UK
Royal College of Art and Design, London, UK
ESMOD, Paris, France
2000 - ESMOD, Paris, France
1995 - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK
London College of Fashion, London, UK ESMOD, Paris, France
Value added International Fashion Forecasting companies visited
2000 - Studio Li Edelkoord, Paris, France
1995 - Design Intelligence International Ltd, London, UK
International Colour Authority, London, UK
Promostyl Fashion Institute, Paris, France
1998 - Design interior of consulting room, Jacaranda Hospital
1995 - Design and execute backdrops for Siemens’ annual end of year function
1990 - Design costumes and set for the P.A.C.T. dance company’s production of ‘Patlelo’
Design and print cloths for Freda Design studio
1986 Design and execute decor and poster for the play ‘Smoking Is Bad For You’, Arts Festival, Grahamstown
1985 Design and print cloth for the fashion design department, Technikon Pretoria
1984 Design and execute decor for the play ‘The Public Eye’, Arts Festival, Grahamstown
Print and paint costumes for the South African Airways’ 50th anniversary celebrations
2001 Exhibition of South African artists, Helsinki, Finland Exhibition of South Africa Art Alive, Waterkloof House Preparatory School, Pretoria
2000 Exhibition of paintings and drawings, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France ‘The Last Show’, exhibition of photographs and printed cloth, the Pink House, Pretoria
1999 Photographic Exhibition, the Pink House, Pretoria
1998 Photographic Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum
1996 Group Exhibition, Centurion Art Gallery
1995 Joint show with A. van Heerden, East Gallery, Pretoria Art Museum
1990 - 1993 Group Exhibitions, Momentum Art Exhibition, Pretoria Art Museum and ‘Miniatures’ show, Beuser Scholimovski Gallery, Arcadia Centre, Pretoria
1990 One-man show of printed cloth and clothing in the Passetti Building, Pretoria West
Talk and slide show ‘Paris at the end of the Eighties’ in the Art Museum, Pretoria
1989 Exhibition of printed cloth and clothing in Paris, France
1987 One man show ‘Cloth/Clothing’, Ivan Solomon Gallery, Technikon Pretoria
One man show ‘Coth/Clothing’, Potchefstroom Museum
Group Exhibition, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
Retrospective Lecturers Exhibition, Art Museum, Pretoria
1982 - 1986 Numerous group exhibitions
1981 Republic Festival Exhibition, Durban
New Signatures Exhibition, SA Arts Association
One-man exhibition, SA Arts Association
1999 Rector’s Award, Technikon Pretoria
1987 Cotton Board Designer of the Year Award
1981 Merit Award, new signatures Exhibition, SA Arts Association
1979 Schweikerdts Best Student Award, Technikon Pretoria
2001 ‘Fashion Schools of the World’, Peak Viewing
1998 ‘Ontbyt in Europa’, Goeie Môre Suid-Afrika, SATV
1987 ‘Ontwerper van die Jaar’, Potpouri, SATV
1987 ‘Cloth/Clothing Uitstalling’, Potpouri, SATV
1987 ‘Ontwerper van die Jaar’, Radio Jakaranda
Articles in Magazines
1996 Friedman, H. 1996 ‘Pretoria’s Big Moment’, Cosmopolitan Fashion, Winter 1996, Vol. 6, No. 3
1988 Anonymous, 1988 ‘La Peinture Sub-Africaine à Paris, Panorama, September
1987 Anonymous, 1987 ‘André Cronjé Designer of the Year’ Technikon Forum, Nov. Vol.3, no. 3
Articles in Newspapers
1997 Stevens, M. 1997 ‘Unusual Show Creates Strong Awareness of Mind Behind Exhibition’, Pretoria News, 25 March
1990 Anonymous, 1990 ‘André Se Materiaal is Anders, Modieus’, Beeld, 17 Oktober
Green, R. 1990 ‘André dresses Patlelo in flea market fun’, Pretoria News, 5 April
1987 Anonymous 1987, ‘SA se Ontwerper van die Jaar Hier!’, Herald, 18 September
Heppell, M, 1987 ‘Tekstiele by die museum te sien’, Herald, 15 September
Anonymous 1987 ‘Pretorianer wen: Ontwerper van die Jaar’, Die Vaderland, 20 Julie
De Beer, D. 1987 ‘Clothes on Parade’, Pretoria News, 9 July
1981 Van Graan, R. 1981, ‘’n Knap Ontginning van die Driehoek’, Die Beeld, 24 Julie
Nowosenetz, N. 1981, ‘André A Star Pupil’, Pretoria News, 24 July
1978 Nowosenetz, N. 1978 ‘Cate students put together a lively show’, Pretoria News, 9 November