About us

Our story

Dubbed ‘The Gallery of the People’, The Melrose Gallery is a leading Pan African Contemporary space located in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg and One&Only Cape Town.

Passionate about African culture and traditions, the gallery has become a home in which artists, collectors and the public gather as a community to present and celebrate their stories, lives and creative practices in contemporary ways.

Our stable boasts iconic names of the likes of Dr. Esther Mahlangu, Mam Noria Mabasa, Dr. Willie Bester and Professor Pitika Ntuli amongst others. These globally celebrated stalwarts provide a stable foundation for an exciting group of young guards who are swiftly rising from the African Continent.

The Melrose Gallery hosts various solo and group exhibitions each year with well attended openings that are a highlight of the South African arts calendar.

We participate in respected Art Fairs, support many of our artists in terms of biennales and conceptualise and implement important non-commercial exhibitions with museums and national galleries.

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The Galleries

The Galleries

Our spaces


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. 


The Melrose Gallery Cape Town is an intimate space located at One&Only Cape Town, one of the most exclusive hotels in South Africa situated at the V&A Waterfront.

We curate 4 exciting exhibitions per year that work to expose our talented stable of artists to international and local art collectors and enthusiasts.