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Magaliesburg’s Multi-sensory Slow Art Day 2019

Magaliesburg’s Multi-sensory Slow Art Day 2019

Gallery owner Hannelie Hartman welcomed participants of all ages to the third Slow Art Day at MelonRouge in Magaliesburg, South Africa.

The event was facilitated by Dr. Sonja Brink, a Learning through Play Ambassador for the Lego Foundation, who, when not involved in Slow Art Day, teaches the Setswana language to South African children and adults through song and movement.

Working with MelonRouge, she came up with a creative multi-sensory design that started with a brief talk on the link between art and information through the ages. She discussed ways to use art to cultivate focus and presence when feeling overwhelmed by technology overload (Ed: this is one of the key reasons Slow Art Day was started a decade ago – to create an antidote to technology’s growing dominance). . . More

Tailored Photo Shoots

Tailored Photo Shoots

Do a nostalgic shoot at MelonRouge with a theme of your choice- These 3 dates available only.

Sat Nov 30 @ 8:00 AM
Sun Dec 1 @ 8:00 AM
Mon Dec 2 @ 8:00 AM

Avoid disappointment!

Book your shoot now!!

MelonRouge at Cradle Expo

MelonRouge at Cradle Expo

Find us at Clearwater Mall for the Cradle Expo this year!!

Fri Nov 1 to Sun Nov 3

Clearwater Mall
Hendrik Potgieter Rd, 1724 Johannesburg

Our stand will have something of everything –

  • Painting from our Artichoke Gallery
  • Antiques from Bluecheese Antiques
  • Vintage clothing from Tangy Dressing Boutique
  • Books from WormWood Bookstore

Don’t miss out on our amazing stall & products to be seen!!

Bushcraft skills get together

Bushcraft skills get together

Bring your knife, axe, carving tools and spend some time with other like-minded people to share bush skills, traditional skills or just have fun carving some wood.
Ideal for all ages.

Cost is R250pp inc. a light lunch and a cup of coffee.

Sunday 13 October 10 AM – 2 PM

MelonRouge eatery art antiques
Bekker School Road, Zeekoeihoek, 1791 Magaliesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Hosted by Cashane Junior Rangers

Father’s day @ MelonRouge

Father’s day @ MelonRouge

Father's Day
16 June 2019

11 AM – 2 PM

A La Carte & Cash Bar!

-Black Horse Premium Lager Draught Beer
-Oxtail Pie + Steak & Ale Pie served with chips and salad
-Malva pudding served with whipped cream / ice-cream

R179.95 pp

For more info please call: 079 680 6050

Easter Weekend @ MelonRouge

Easter Weekend @ MelonRouge

Come and enjoy various fun activities this Easter weekend at MelonRouge.

We’ll be having a pop up photo booth for the whole family
An Easter Egg hunt on Sunday with live entertainment from Pati Kamasamba.

You do not want to miss out on the fun:

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 8AM to 5PM

For more information please contact us on 079 680 6050

Slow Art Exhibition

Slow Art Exhibition

Celebrate Slow with us!
The Slow Art exhibition will be continuing until 22 April….

The Artists:

Frances Wedepohl – Fine Artist

When I paint the whole world goes quiet.
The experience is intense and exhausting, and I love it. I am inspired by the places I have seen and enjoyed, I paint to keep them in my heart and to share them. I have experimented with drawing, collage and pottery, but am most at home with a good palette of oil paints.
I have a background in architectural draughting, which has influenced my style and I love precise brushwork with a strong focus on line and shape.

“To thine own self be true.” – William Shakespeare

An Ode to Fynbos

A transdisciplinary installation that seeks to translate the essence of fynbos and the artist’s love affair with this incredibly diverse, unique and indigenous vegetation through a multi-sensory experience.

Louisa Staude: Fiber artist
Louisa is an avid felt maker who is fascinated by the diversity of medium and strives to explore its infinite possibilities.

Louél Staude: Conceptual artist
Her work focuses on the power of narratives and discourse as well as the diversity of their forms.

Heinz Schnölzer: Sound artist
Heinz works focus on the textural qualities that ambient recordings can bring to the composition of music.


Trevor Rose: Fine artist

After leaving the world of fashion behind, I decided to follow my instinct and go into a career in art.
Having come from a career that is ever-changing slotting into art was quite easy. I think it’s that mindset that makes contemporary art so interesting and exciting. If you had to ask me what I will be painting this time next year I would not be able to answer that.
What I do find very challenging is that art, in general, has become so diverse that pretty much anything goes, one can almost get away with anything, so for me, I constantly search for newness.
Living in a world of ever-increasing digital technology I am almost drawn to the opposite where rawness, roughness and textures are becoming more important in my work.
As a fine artist, I think it’s important to discover and experiment with approaches that the digital world can’t do.
The whole idea of reusing excites me. Which brings me to my next point., and that is to get excited about some new crazy idea, which intern keeps me stimulated to go on and on.
Art is a very personal thing and as an artist one has to believe in your work remembering that any reaction is a good thing positive or negative, sometimes even the most scathing commentary can turn out to be the injection you need to carry on.
For me, it’s the mystery of the unknown that fuels me.
My point of view is that I don’t do social or political statements but to try and create something that has some sort unexplained appeal and that will never have some sort of logical, realistic or practical meaning.