Artvark was founded in 1991 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The founders were Theresa Jo, an artist with a Fine Art degree majoring in jewellery at the University of Stellenbosch, and CP Wessels, a designer (previously a filmmaker), and a student of architecture at the University of Natal.
Relocating to Kalk Bay in the Cape in 1998 they established their iconic gallery on the main road and a workshop studio in Retreat to make their steel pieces.
Artvark Gallery is classic and contemporary gallery which is a long-time favourite of Cape Town art lovers and tourists alike. Aside from their own designs, the work showcased in the gallery is an excellent representation of the art and culture of a diversified South Africa, which contributes to the promotion of classic and contemporary Southern African art.
With their own work, Artvark delivers on uniqueness, quality, creativity and fun.