What Is It?

Independent voices are ready to speak for themselves and for the unspoken through the artistic curatorial and exhibition in The Underline Show At MOAD.

This is a great platform for artists to present beautiful works with a big showcase. This is were the best contemporary art begins.

Get your dose of art and get your ticket now!

When Is It?

Thursday, 12 September 2019 - Sunday, 15 September 2019  at 12:00 - 17:00

Where Is It?

Museum Of African Design, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R35 per person, get your ticket Here.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit the Here.

The Melrose Gallery 

The Melrose Gallery first opened its doors in late 2016. Situated within the super urban Melrose Arch mixed-use precinct, the gallery provides respite from the bustling energies of the adjoining mall and business district. A surprisingly contemporary art space, the Melrose Gallery prides itself on showcasing Pan African art across a range of disciplines. From painting and photography, to sculpture and performance art, the gallery hosts regular exhibitions and extremely popular openings.

Melrose Gallery

The Start

While the gallery has only been in operation for a couple of years, the minds behind it have been hard at work in the art industry for well over a decade. The experienced team is made up of photographer Clint Strydom, curator Craig Mark and Justin Divaris, CEO of Daytona Group Holdings. Daytona is a shareholder in the gallery, as is Clint. This makes the Melrose Gallery one of the few artist-owned galleries in the city.

The gallery's influence in the current contemporary art scene in Johannesburg is vast. Clint has worked with the likes of FIFA, Aston Martin International and Constitution Hill in his capacity as a photographer, while Craig has close ties to Iziko Museums of Africa as a director of Nature’s Best Photography Africa. Craig is also the director behind the ground breaking exhibitions ‘Space – Currencies in Contemporary African Art’ and ‘Impressions of Rorke’s Drift’.

From the outset, the Melrose Gallery sought to set itself apart from other contemporary art spaces in Joburg. Their close relationship with the Melrose Arch precinct has allowed for this, as they often break through the boundaries of the gallery space to bring art right into the streets. Large sculptural works, performance installations and exhibitions have flowed from the gallery into the public space of the precinct. In this way, The Melrose Gallery encourages the public to engage with art in a unique way. Ultimately, they embody the spirit of the city by promoting creativity, positivity and energy towards African art.

Melrose Gallery

Christiaan Diedericks: In Search of a New King

The Present

The Melrose Gallery is located along the High Street within the Melrose Arch Precinct. The gallery space welcomes visitors from the outside, with its large glass panel doors and window displays. However, the gallery space often moves out onto the streets, engaging with audiences of all backgrounds. This inclusive art space is definitely a hidden Joburg gem. So, next time you find yourself wandering around Melrose Arch, visit the gallery. You may be surprised by what you find.

The gallery is currently exhibiting their Winter Show featuring the likes of Dr Esther Mahlangu, Willie Bester, Vusi Khumalo, Carl Roberts, Christiaan Diedericks, Aza Mansongi and many more. Showcasing Pan African contemporary artworks, this exhibition is a must-visit for art enthusiasts. These works not only reflect modern African thought, but present our realities in a bright and beautiful way. Whether you are an admirer of fine art, abstraction or sculpture, there will be something to delight your senses. Entrance to the gallery is free, so you really have no excuse not to pop by.

In September 2019, the gallery will host the annual SculptX Fair. This is the largest annual sculpture focused fair in South Africa. We spoke to gallery director, Craig Mark about what to expect from this year's fair:

"Over 80 sculptors have applied for this year's fair, which promises to be the biggest one yet. Works will be displayed in the gallery, in the 8 000 sq m Daytona showroom, in the hotels, corporate offices and public spaces throughout the precinct in a celebration of sculpture, making a valuable contribution to art week and heritage month in Johannesburg," he said.

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For more information

For more information about The Melrose Gallery, click here. Or, follow them on social media for events and exhibition updates:

Facebook

Instagram

Contact them on 083 777 6644 or via email at [email protected]

The Melrose Gallery 

The Melrose Gallery first opened its doors in late 2016. Situated within the super urban Melrose Arch mixed-use precinct, the gallery provides respite from the bustling energies of the adjoining mall and business district. A surprisingly contemporary art space, the Melrose Gallery prides itself on showcasing African artistry from a range of disciplines. From visual art, to sculpture and performance installation, the gallery provides the perfect backdrop to exhibit works from both up-and-coming and well established artists.

Melrose Gallery

The Start

While the gallery has only been in operation for a couple of years, the minds behind it have been hard at work in the art industry for well over a decade. The experienced team is made up of photographer Clint Strydom, curator Craig Mark and Justin Divaris, CEO of Daytona Group Holdings. Daytona is a shareholder in the gallery, as is Clint. This makes the Melrose Gallery one of the few artist-owned galleries in the city.

The gallery's influence in the current contemporary art scene in Johannesburg is vast. Clint has worked with the likes of FIFA and Constitution Hill in his capacity as a photographer, while Craig has close ties to Iziko Museums of Africa and the directors board of the Nature's Best Photography Africa.

From the outset, the Melrose Gallery sought to set itself apart from other contemporary art spaces in Joburg. Their close relationship with the Melrose Arch precinct has allowed for this, as they often break through the boundaries of the gallery space to bring art right into the streets. Large sculptural works, performance installations and exhibitions have flowed from the gallery into the public space of the precinct. In this way, The Melrose Gallery encourages the public to engage with art in a unique way. Ultimately, they embody the spirit of the city by promoting creativity, positivity and energy towards African art.

Melrose Gallery

Christiaan Diedericks: In Search of a New King

The Present

At present, The Melrose Gallery have taken up residence within the Melrose Arch Mall. Although a distinctly smaller space than their previous venue, the gallery is now located right within the action. One can hardly ignore the call to enter this arts space as you pass by on the way into the mall.

The gallery is currently exhibiting their Winter Show featuring the likes of Dr Ester Mahlangu, Willie Bester, Vusi Khumalo, Carl Roberts, Christiaan Diedericks and many more. Showcasing both South African, Pan-African and international works, this exhibition is a must-visit for art enthusiasts. These works not only reflect modern African thought, but present our realities in an bright and beautiful way. Whether you are an admirer of fine art, abstraction or sculpture, there will be something to delight your senses. Entrance to the gallery is free, so you really have no excuse not to pop by.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bvn1MdgBknX/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

For more information

For more information about The Melrose Gallery, click here. Or, follow them on social media for events and exhibition updates:

Facebook

Instagram

Contact them on 083 777 6644 or via email at [email protected]

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