Learn more about this talented bunch
Petra Vonk - Born and raised in Cape Town. Multiple business owner, designer, visual artist and abstract thinker. Petra's successes are well known throughout the Design Industry especially her Exhibition Design awards for numerous international clients, "best stand build and innovative design" awards. She specializes in all things colour and light and is well known for creating exceptionally unique design pieces. She is currently the proud owner of Petra Vonk Design and Colourlab Rooftop Venue as well as the newly acquired Creative Studio: STUDIO VOOP. She has an exceptional eye for detail and is passionate about discovering new talent, developing creative minds and assisting individuals in launching their careers.
Aldo Brincat Biography -
Aldo Brincat began as a self taught photographer and emerging visual
artist having exhibited in Botswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, and
recently in London, England.
Four of his images reside in the Private Collection of The University of
North West in South Africa.
Aldo's photo essay on the emerging MaRock urban subculture in
Botswana, FOREIGN NATIONALS, was celebrated as among The Top 15
exhibitions on the African continent by Nigerian based arts publication,
OKAYAFRICA, for 2015.
His photo-book, Diamonds Alive! featuring 120 portraits and narratives
of Botswana’s most intriguing citizens, was published by African Scripts
Only in 2020 did he commit to postgraduate studies in Fine Art at the
world renowned Michaelis School of Fine Art, at the University of Cape
Town, where he obtained a pass with Distinction.
Marc Vonk - Born and raised in Cape Town. Multi talented catering chef, hospitality professional and artisan ceramist and also a business owner. With a love of food always being current throughout his childhood expressed by various family members and experiences he was exposed to, it seemed to always come naturally to him. He is mostly known for his mouth watering dishes featured in various SA TV shows; Espresso, Top Billing, Tyd with Aleit, to name a few. Marc started his ceramic journey in 2019 and soon discovered an insatiable passion for pottery. He currently has a home studio, filling unique commissions as well as a studio space at Studio Voop where he shares his enthusiasm for ceramics by hosting workshops and classes.
Izette Roos works as a sculptor and image maker in mixed media. Mostly with the use of wood products, acrylics and ceramics.
Izette studied sculpture, photography and ceramics at TUT, then known as Pretoria Technikon from 1995 to 1998
She has curated and participated in numerous art shows in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Potchefstroom and Grahamstown. Her work is included in the MAP (Modern Art Project) collection in Richmond and Graskop, with whom she has done two solo exhibitions and a group show.
Roos’s body of work explores the realm of the everyday mundane objects through the use of graphic images. She gives her flat yet three-dimensional work vivid cartoonlike colouring as a way to simplify her subject matter. Her work plays on ordinary yet iconic cultural signifiers, a sort of cultural artefact. Meaning that these objects become symbols for the things we hold up as important and significant. She invites the onlooker to engage with the feeling of familiarity but also the strangeness of the juxtaposition in which seemingly separate ideas are used together.