DON'T MISS OPENING NIGHT ON FRIDAY 29 September from 6 pm - 9 pm, where you can meet the artist and enjoy fine food, wine, music and Art! The curator Michele Bestbier of Art Source Africa will do a short address and be available to answer queries about South African Art including investment Art.
The show will be open for viewing every day of Festival, features a fine mix of local artists from Plett and The Garden Route plus a taste of art from JHB, CT and beyond. Art on display at the festival, will offer a superb cross section of medium from painting, etching, photography, mixed medium, pastel art to hand carved block printing and more, including a superb SCULPTURE GARDEN which features the art of Malcolm Solomon Art.
ABOUT STEPHAN VAN WYK
Stephan van Wyk is a multifaceted artist with a zest for life. He's not just a Communication Designer, Photographer, and all-around creative guy – he's the brains behind Rokkitboy Creative Labs, a vibrant design studio tucked away in the enchanting haven of Plettenberg Bay.
Stephan's heart beats to the rhythm of visual storytelling. He graduated with top honours in 2006 with a B-Tech degree in Communication Design from Tshwane University of Technology. In the same year, he embarked on a nine-month escapade to Germany, representing his University as an exchange student at the at the Fachhochschule Trier. That adventure was a game-changer, shaping his artistic outlook in many ways
Stephan's canvas of choice? Life itself, as seen through the lens of his camera. He loves to capture human stories, emotions, and those moments that take your breath away. He firmly believes that beauty is everywhere around us; we just need to pause and appreciate it. Stephan is an artistic explorer, constantly pushing the boundaries of his creativity through various styles and techniques. Yet, his heart truly belongs to capturing the essence of landscapes and nature through photography. From wildlife to architectural wonders and sweeping aerial vistas, he's always chasing the perfect shot. Not only in his capacity as a commercial events and portrait photographer, but also in everyday moments of life.
In 2018, Stephan won Bronze at the Afrisam/ZeitzMOCCA photographic competition. Notably, three other works also shortlisted as finalist pieces for the competition and formed part of the "ConCreativity" group exhibition at the Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town, from October 27, 2018, to February 28, 2019. Adding to his accolades, Stephan also won first prize at the Landscape DSLR photography category at the Annual SANParks Photography competition in 2018.
Fri, 29 Sep - Sat, 07 Oct
09:00 - 18:00