ABOUT US

The Melrose Gallery is a beautiful modern contemporary art space, situated on The High Street of the exclusive Melrose Arch urban precinct in Johannesburg.

Triple volume ceilings, 290 square metres in size and wonderful light flowing from the dramatic window frontage combine to provide the perfect backdrop to works by some of South Africa’s most respected and up and coming talents.

An exciting exhibition calendar and regular well attended openings work to showcase a wide range of exquisite artworks across different mediums including painting, sculptures, photography, limited edition prints and ceramics amongst others.

Our close relationship with Melrose Arch, provides us with the ability to allow exhibitions to flow from the gallery onto the public spaces throughout this popular precinct with large sculptural works, performance art, exhibitions and installations.

We provide a friendly, warm and unintimidating space for artists, art collectors and new audiences to experience quality artworks. A space of creativity, positivity, African pride and calm in the hectic surrounds of this ‘work, live, play’ precinct and the energy of the city of Jozi.

In addition to the gallery programme, the team is constantly conceptualising and implementing exciting new projects, both locally and internationally. These often see us collaborating with national museums and respected spaces, Art Fairs, artists and respected entities to promote the arts, culture and heritage of Africa.

Whilst The Melrose Gallery opened late 2016, the team has much experience in the South African arts, culture and heritage sectors via various entities that we have interests in. In 2006, we jointly curated the Indo SA Satyagraha Exhibition with Afrikhadi that was opened by President Singh in New Delhi.

 In 2008, we exhibited in Geneva by invitation of the United Nations. In 2010, we project managed the ground-breaking exhibition ‘SPace – Currencies in African Contemporary Art’ as the main parallel event of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for the City of Johannesburg and in 2013/4 we project managed the national tour of ‘Impressions of Rorke’s Drift’ to the Durban Art Gallery, the Iziko SA Gallery, Museum Africa and the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

 In 2015, we launched Nature’s Best Photography Africa, the premier annual African nature focused photographic competition in the world in association with Iziko Museums of South Africa and CNP Safaris. Nature’s Best Photography global, our mother competition, has been hosted at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History for over 20 years. 

HOURS

Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 18:00
Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 to 17:00

THE TEAM

CLINT STRYDOM

Clint is a talented photographer, who brings his passion for photography, creativity and focus on detail to the fold.

His shareholding, makes The Melrose Gallery, one of the few artist-owned galleries in South Africa.

Clint is continuously working on exciting projects which have seen him collaborate with the likes of Aston Martin, FIFA, the Mexican International Football Hall of Fame, Constitution Hill and numerous others.

For more information on Clint visit www.clintstrydom.com

CRAIG MARK

Craig has been involved in the South African arts, culture and heritage sectors for over 30 years. This has involved the conceptualisation and implementation of many exhibitions, art festivals, awards ceremonies, fine art auctions, craft development programmes and art competitions both locally and internationally.

These include: the SA Indo Satyagraha Exhibition in 2006, SPace Currencies in African Contemporary Art in 2010, a group exhibition by invitation of the United Nations in Geneva in 2008, Impressions of Rorke’s Drift in 2013/4 and many others.

Craig is the managing director of Kizo Art Consultants, and one of the directors of Nature’s Best Photography Africa, the premier annual African nature focused photographic competition in the world that runs in association with Iziko Museums of South Africa.

More information on www.kizo.co.za and www.nbpa.co.za

JUSTIN DIVARIS

Justin, the CEO of Daytona Group Holdings, owner of the exclusive rights to Aston Martin, MClaren and Rolls Royce in South Africa and a principal dealer for Mini and BMW is a shareholder in The Melrose Gallery.

Justin brings his entrepreneurial and business skills and valuable networks to the team. His acquisition of the shareholding in The Melrose Gallery is a natural extension of his exceptional product and service offering to his extensive client base.

For more information visit www.daytona.co.za