The Melrose Gallery is a leading Pan African Contemporary space located in Johannesburg. The gallery represents established and emerging artists whose voices speak to issues of significance to the Continent of Africa on a global basis.
We are passionate about ensuring that the elders who have made a valuable contribution to African Contemporary Art are recognized and that their important voices continue to be heard. Our stable includes iconic names of the likes of Dr Esther Mahlangu, Professor Pitika Ntuli, Mam Noria Mabasa, Dr Willie Bester, Paul Weinberg, Arlene Amaler-Raviv and Regi Bardavid.
These stalwarts provide a stable foundation to an exciting young guard of artists who are swiftly emerging from the African Continent and Diaspora to establish themselves globally. These include the likes of Ronald Muchatuta, Christiaan Diedericks, Philiswa Lila, Mederic Turay, Gerald Chukwuma, Senzo Shabangu, Restone Maambo, Papytsho Mafolo, Clint Strydom, Aza Mansongi, Denis Mubiru and others.
We run a curated programme of exhibitions, participate in respected art fairs, support many of our artists in their participation at Biennales and conceptualize and implement significant non-commercial exhibitions in association with leading museums.
The Melrose Gallery Johannesburg is a large, modern contemporary space located in the Melrose Arch urban precinct. We host regular solo and group exhibitions with well-attended openings. We coordinate SculptX, the largest annual sculpture fair in South Africa at Melrose Arch every September, featuring over 290 sculptures created by more than 90 artists from all over the country.