Open Call

Small House Gallery is now accepting submissions from artists for solo (or group) shows of original contemporary art in 1:12 scale in one of the micro gallery spaces in the collection in 2023 and beyond.

Emerging and more established fine artists across all disciplines are invited to apply for a solo show on a rolling deadline. Artists of underrepresented identities of any and all kinds are expressly welcome to propose work for shows in our Small House Galleries. Part of an artist collective? Group show proposals are welcome too. At this time, we’re particularly keen to see works with a sculptural, kinetic or time-based element to them, but that doesn’t mean we’re ruling out 2D works at all. We simply receive fewer proposals of a 3D/4D nature and would like to encourage more of them.



Small House Gallery One is a 1:12 scale Victorian style dollshouse turned micro-gallery with five rooms across three levels, painted white and kitted out with directional spotlights for showcasing miniature pieces of contemporary art or maquettes for proposed larger scale pieces.

Past shows in Small House Gallery One


Like Small House Gallery One, with the addition of a lower ground floor (basement level), and a roof terrace above the top floor (attic).

Past shows in Small House Two


Small House Cottage is a large double-fronted vintage dollshouse with 11 rooms full of mad wallpaper and odd flooring which provides a fun curatorial challenge – the work needs to be strong enough to either complement the decor, or compete with it and beat it hands down!

We are NOT currently taking submissions for Small House Cottage, despite what our CuratorSpace Call Out says right now.

The Cottage is at Turntable Gallery, Grimsby (NE LINCS), undergoing refurbishment by model-maker, fine artist, & curator Dale Wells, who will co-curate a radically new programme with Darren Neaves in Grimsby, with both in collaboration with Eldi Dundee in London.

When the books open up again, there will be fanfare, but for now it’s all a bit *hush hush* 🤫

Past shows in Small House Cottage

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Thank you!

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