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Join us for an exciting evening of art and exploration at Artvark Gallery's first Thursday event on March 7th. We are delighted to present the solo exhibition of Richard Ketley, a talented artist whose work captures the essence of contemporary significance in the landscapes of the Middle East and Africa.
Event Details:
Date: March 7th 2024
Time: Starts at 6 pm
Location: Artvark Gallery, 49 Main Rd, Kalk Bay
About The Artist:
Richard Ketley is a renowned artist known for his captivating exploration of urban landscapes. With a keen eye for detail and a unique perspective, Ketley's work invites viewers to reconsider the beauty and significance found in the most unexpected places.

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Artvark Gallery, in collaboration with The Printing Girls, presents - 


The exhibition honours women in printmaking, and also celebrates Artvark's 25th year.

The show will be opened by Richard Kilpert, acting director of the Association for Visual

Arts, Arts Educator at the Zeitz Mocaa, printmaking lecturer and also an artist!

We are also very excited to have a female wine sponsor Margaux Nel - the 6th generation winemaker of both Boplaas Family Vineyards; as well as the "chief in charge", assistant vigneron & co-owner of The Fledge & Co.

Boplaas is an all - female wine making team.



Artvark Gallery is pleased to present "Reflect", a solo retrospective exhibition of colour reduction woodblock and lino prints by master printmaker Joshua Miles. The show includes new artworks produced especially for this exhibition and a selection of his older works. The show opened Saturday 29th of September at 11 am. with guest speaker Prof Stephen Inggs. Joshua Miles also gave a talk/demonstration on his two printing techniques at the opening.

The title of the exhibition is a play with the double meaning of the word.
Reflect -
- throw backlight without absorbing it / to bend the direction of an image...
- to think deeply or carefully / contemplate / we should all give ourselves time to reflect…


Click here to view images for this current exhibition. 

The exhibition concludes 7th of November 2018.

Die Emmer Obsessie

Artvark celebrated its 20th anniversary on the 30th of June 2018 with a group exhibition comprising paintings, sculptures, prints, ceramics and jewellery by 100 artists who have exhibited with us over these 20 years.

The show was opened by Dr Elbé Coetsee on Saturday the 30th of June at 6pm. Elbé is the Director of the Mogalakwena Craft Art Development Foundation and the author of Craft Art in South Africa.

Artvark arrived in Cape Town in 1998. It was originally the Wessels' family home with the front portion of the building designated as a gallery space selling the Artvark cutlery range. Later more crafts were incorporated. Do you perhaps remember the "Folk art" sign on the facade?
 As time progressed Artvark transitioned into a gallery that is more fine art orientated. The Artvark designer steelwork by CP Wessels has become one of the focal points of the gallery.

The "Emmer Obsessie" a collaboration between Theresa Jo and Ronel Jordaan was also launched at this exhibition.
The only way we can survive the drought is to have an obsession with water and to be able to save each drop you need a bucket. The bucket is an object which is used to carry and store water. It is a primal tool once again essential.


On the Friday 25th of August 2017 Artvark Gallery proudly presented a group exhibition entitled Droogte Drought Imbalela Isomiso  Komelelo  Dyandza  Gomelelo  Komello Somiso Khuru. The show opened at 7pm with opening speaker Gwendolyn Meyer and was followed by a series of poetry readings by Mike Cope, Karen Leigh and Cathy de Villiers.

Drought and extreme weather are the new normal part of climate change in this new planetary epoch we now call the Anthropocene.

The scale and far- reaching consequences of the current drought in South Africa are hard to imagine. This exhibition explores how art can be a tool to explore some of the complexities of these new planetary realities such as drought. With work from over 35 
artists this exhibition will have a particularly South African approach.

 Lien Botha, Karin Daymond, Hanien Conradie, Gerald Tabata, Peter van Straten, Thandiwe Msebenzi, MJ Lourens, Jill Trappler, Frans Mulder, JP Meyer, Asanda Kupa, Gwen Meyer, Cheryl Traub-Adler, Theresa Jo Wessels, Janet Ranson, Marguerite Roux, Noeleen Kleve, Laurel Holmes, Paula Church, Juria le Roux, Shelley Maisel, Brahm van Zyl, Fawa Conradie and more.

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