Things To Do in MelvilleVisit the Thompson Gallery
Where? Thompson Gallery, 78 Third Avenue, Melville, Johnannesburg.
When? Tuesday to Saturday from 10h30 to 17h00. All other times by appointement only.
How? Call +27 (0)11 482-2039 or +27 (0)11 482-9719
How much? Free to browse
The Thompson Gallery is situated in the heart of Melville, occupying a turn of the century converted home. The gallery overlooks the stone-age Melville Koppies, constantly reminding one of the beginnings of artistic creativity in Africa. We strive to create a friendly, intimate atmosphere, welcoming visitors with coffee and enthusiastic response to your interest in art.
The Gallery aims to expand art audiences within South Africa. We host vibrant and conceptually stimulating exhibitions by both emerging as well as award-winning, established South African artists. We are interested not so much in production ware but in individual pieces and we like work which is strong, meaningful and often socially orientated. The Gallery (opened originally in 1993 by Sally Thompson) has exhibited a variety of artists such as Erika Hibbert, Christine Dixie & Gabriel Clarke Browne. Many of our exhibited artists go on to take the contemporary art scene by storm becoming leading names in South African art.