Melrose Gallery Exhibit at One&Only Cape Town

Melrose Gallery

One&Only Cape Town celebrates art



The Melrose Gallery and One&Only Cape Town, in proud association with the House of Mandela Art, have curated the Nelson Mandela Unity Exhibition in celebration of Mr Mandela’s birthday month in July. 

This exhibition consists of moving artworks created by Nelson Mandela and acclaimed artists who collaborated with and were inspired by Mr Mandela. Many of these artworks will be exhibited publicly for the first time. 

This emotive exhibit is the second to be curated by The Melrose Gallery for One&Only Cape Town’s Gallery, and is based on five drawings done by Mr Mandela in 2001, showing hands in different poses. The five poses represent Struggle, Imprisonment, Unity, Freedom and Future. They are accompanied by hand written motivations by Mandela.  

The participating artists include Nelson Mandela, Esther Mahlangu, Willie Bester, Sam Nhlengethwa, Vusi Khumalo, Velaphi Mzimba, Lene Pienaar, Charlie Mackesy, David Bucklow, Loyiso Mkize, Jurgen Schadeberg, Paul Weinberg, Christiaan Diedericks, Anna Bella Geiger, Gabrielle Poole and Louis Jansen Van Vuuren  

One&Only Cape Town has a long history of supporting the arts and has acquired and continues to grow its extensive art collection. Their association with The Melrose Gallery is just another step in their goal to provide an authentic, exclusive and memorable experience for visitors and guests. 

The exhibition opens to the public on 5 July and runs until 29 September 2019. We invite you to explore and purchase these artworks at your leisure. 

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