September/October 2022 I wanted to focus on the space between sheep and humans – a paradoxically domestic space where lives and matter are bound-up, entangled and in a constant flow of becoming. I approached this in a non-prescriptive and playful way, using only natural materials, film and sound. I volunteer as a ‘lookerer’, a kind…Read more Karen Piddington: SMALL HOUSE SHEEPOLOGY
A Small House Gallery project for the Whitstable Biennale Satellite. "During the [Whitstable] Biennale [Satellite], I am telling a Grimm Fairytale, using textile dolls/puppets and photography and animation and whatever is to hand, to illustrate the story [of the Fitchers Vogel], with each of the Small House Cottage rooms marking a chapter. The Chapters will…Read more Annie Taylor: FITCHERS VOGEL
Sinéid Codd: The Vagina Islands of the archipelago (2021) plaster and pigment, 9h x 16w x 13d cm (variable edition of 10) ‘Found recently at the outer edge of the archipelago, the Vagina Islands are the most colourful we have come upon so far in our navigation through this Lilliputian world. Our geologist and archaeologist…Read more Sinéid Codd: ‘from the archipelago’
Shifting scales come into play in Carl’s work for the new toy space, Mac’s Garage, commissioned by Small House Gallery, London [for the Small House North East co-curation project with Karen Melvin in Northumberland]. Unbird 2022 is the first work made by the artist since his large-scale commission Tremuseum, sited by the vast Randsfjorden in Sondre Land,…Read more Carl von Weiler: UNBIRD 2022
Claudia Sacher: Yvette 2022 (sculptures made from charcoal drawings on paper, inserted into black self-drying clay) Yvette ( sculptures made from charcoal drawings on paper, inserted into black self-drying clay ) Marble gods Do not appeal to me Trying to intimidate Our body and mind Fragile being That is me Shown on black clay plinths…Read more Claudia Sacher: YVETTE’S PEOPLE
Small House Cottage and Small House Garage on tour in Northumberland! Our April/May artist, Karen Melvin, lives in Northumberland Since we had changed the format from hosting three shows every month across the three main Small House Galleries, to hosting one show per month (or 2 in exceptional circumstances) in one house (or more) depending…Read more SMALL HOUSE NORTH EAST
Jennifer Roberts was born in Keighley, England in 1979. She studied BA Fine Art Painting at University of Brighton 1998-2001 and MA Fine Art at Chelsea College of Arts 2015-2017. She continues her painting and sculpture practice in her Brighton studio. Through material and form she explores the real and perceived boundaries of the body,…Read more Jennifer Roberts: THE HOMELY GROTESQUE
Threshold: Sara Ulfsparre's solo show on both sides of Small House Cottage (November into December 2021) The works are all untitled. (Most are For Sale in time for the Holidays - Enquire within!) Sara Ulfsparre is an artist, mainly self taught. She was born in Sweden, came to London in her early twenties (1997) and…Read more Sara Ulfsparre: THRESHOLD
HYPNAGOGIA: Enver Gürsev's autobiographical two house take-over (Small House Cottage and Small House Two) using his longstanding Dream Journals as inspiration for miniature installations and display of his personal 'hoards' of toys, religious icons, and mementos of his family's ancestry in Cyprus and beyond.
Jump to: Artist Bios Small House Gallery One Small House Two Small House Cottage Small House Garage Bonus material An Overview: Small House Two Artists in Small House Two: Roof terrace: Jack Woodward @acardboardmonkey Attic: Peisley @peisleyart, Penny Hallas @pennyhallas, Caro Williams @carowilliamsartist, Kirsty Hall @kirstyhallartist, Lucie Fitzpatrick @luciefitzcreate, Sara Ulfsparre @saraulfsparre 1st Floor: Ruth Franklin @ruthfranklin_artist, Yvonne Kendall @yvonne.kendall.artist, Sara Ulfsparre…Read more The Big Small Summer Open is here!
Path of Pins "Path of Pins is a visual re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood, revolving around adolescence and the ever-changing representation of female characters in folklore. In one of the earliest spoken versions of the fairytale, which later inspired Charles Perrault to write his ‘Petit Chaperon Rouge’, the wolf asks the unnamed heroine: “Which…Read more Nadja Ellinger: PATH OF PINS
Take a tour around the imagination of this incredibly gifted and prolific artist, Corinna Spencer! 90 or so original miniature figurative landscape paintings of the artist's ghostly signature 'Dreaming Women' with 'All the Eyes' are in this show. Exactly 53 hand-framed tiny reproductions of her 'real-scale' works are laid out on the floor of one…Read more Corinna Spencer: SMALL DREAMS (HOUSE)
Bugzdale Jackson, June 2021 BUGZDALE Him, His, He. Queens, NY Artist Bio Anthony Jackson who is also known as Bugzdale is from Mandeville Jamaica and grew up in New York City. Bugzdale graduated from the University of Albany with his MFA in May 2020. He is currently located in the Upstate New York and the…Read more Bugzdale Jackson: COMMUNITY
BIO – Demeter Dykes Demeter Dykes lives and works in Dorset. Her practice revolves around making with materials that are intrinsic to her everyday life. Within this, the act of making is devotional and mostly at odds with the banality of the material which can be anything from old, shredded bills to empty tea bags…Read more Demeter Dykes: Stuff and Nonsense
Our curator Eldi Dundee in conversation with Lydia Poole for LUVA/LDVA Gallery's June 2021 zine: Designed and edited by Lydia Poole. (c) LUVA Gallery (aka LDVA Gallery) and Lydia Poole 2021 A couple of snippety snippets: You can purchase a limited edition riso-print copy of LUVA/LDVA's zine* via their instagram account @luva_gallery but you've got…Read more LUVA (LDVA) interview with Small House Gallery
Freddy D'azure-Hernández lives and works in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. Contemporary artist Freddy D'azure-Hernández's multidisciplinary practice comprises of video, photography, graphic design, music, painting and installation. The themes he is drawn to are the big ones: life, death, human consciousness (individual and collective), the environment, and the role popular culture plays in influencing all of…Read more Freddy D’azure-Hernández: Sonic Portal Boom! Fun House!
The less said about Julia Maddison's work, the better. Her's is the kind of work that invites you make your own connections and conclusions. The subject matter is universal enough for any viewer to project their lived or imagined narratives onto. Assume away. The work (and the artist) can take it. Here is Julia Maddison's…Read more Julia Maddison: Cottage Hospital
We are finally able to welcome JÉRÉMY GRIFFAUD into the Small House Gallery fold this May, with his miniature version of ENLARGE YOURSELF taking over Small House Two with an audio/visual installation/environment encompassing digitally assisted hand-drawn animations from his Landstrength videos, and miniature prints from the same series (same link, scroll down it). The works parody hyper-masculinity, and its extreme focus on discipline…Read more Jérémy Griffaud: ENLARGE YOURSELF
We saw these mash-ups on Dr Alex Pearl’s instagram page: @rotagavinii and we just had to reach out and ask if we could show them in one of our Small House Galleries as a father & son show. Alex said yes, and 2 year old Larry said “yuss.” Alex’s PhD was on ‘Breakdown: Mechanical Dysfunction and Anthropomorphism’ at…Read more PETTING ZOO: A TWO PERSON SHOW by Alex Pearl and Larry Valentine Pearl
Monoprints From Memory (Toby Rainbird, Small House Gallery One, April 2021)Monoprints From Memory (Toby Rainbird, Small House Gallery One, April 2021) Toby Rainbird is a Jersey-born*, London-based artist who explores intimate moments of quietude in his subjects, focusing all of his attention on people and objects that are at rest, in contemplation or fixed states.…Read more Toby Rainbird: Monoprints from Memory
Johanna Bolton: Body Building, detail (attic, Small House Two) Johanna Bolton: BODY BUILDING "The origin of this work [for Bolton] was a photography project with the intention to find poses with strong shapes that could be viewed as parts of a series - either a series of movements or a system of symbols, a kind…Read more Johanna Bolton: BODY BUILDING
With her fabric collection as her paint box, Jo Evans creates abstract art with textiles. She makes 'paintings' using beautiful natural fabrics such as linen and silk, manipulating but also relinquishing control to the warp and weft. At first glance the work is minimal, almost flat but on closer inspection oozing texture and tone. She…Read more Jo Evans: Such Curious Notes in the Margin of the Private Mind
My current work is centred on drawing, building equivalents between the visual forces inherent in the language of drawing and particle interactions explored by the physicist. Both are elemental building blocks of our diverse specialisms that reveal a history of shared ideas on the nature of reality since the early 20th century. A residency at the…Read more Ian Andrews: Tiny Collision Event Experiments
The Skip Sisters are a group of five gorgeous, socially and environmentally conscious artist/makers who, between 2006 - 2015, have been rescuing discarded materials and objects from the fate of landfill, by restoring, repurposing, and upcycling them into new and desirable objects again. Between them, they made sculptural objects, clocks, jewellery, textiles and more out…Read more Upcycled Miniature Treasures in the Attic of Small House Two by three of the Skip Sisters
Edori Fertig is a full time artist, an art teacher, a founding member of the Skip Sisters, and the music duo Deptford Wives, and an active member of South London Women Artists. She is an American Brit from New York who has lived in London for half her life. She studied art at RISD ('Risdy'…Read more Edori Fertig: Meditations on Blue
Over time the space has become too small.It was the perfect fit before. Feel the surface....The Wooden boards now rough like bark,To remember the dust on feet,The Splinters embedded under fingernails. Touch the walls that were meant to protect but instead trapped.They whisper as fingertips brush the texture of the wallpaper. Listen. Is it him?…Read more Jenny Nash: Two Feet In The Wardrobe
CAPTAIN VIOLET VINTAGE takes over our latest ‘property acquisitions' - Small House Two & Small House Cottage. INTRODUCING: SMALL HOUSE TWO! February 2021 Small House Two has been lovingly restored, renovated and repainted and as soon as the paint was dry, in went these fresh & floral vintage brooches (& earrings & pendants) from the…Read more CAPTAIN VIOLET VINTAGE: WINTER TAKEOVER (and, introducing: Small House Two and Small House Cottage!)
VICTORIA RANCE‘s Mini Solo Show: INHABIT (16 December 2020 - 8 January 2021) includes selected works inspired by mythology, folklore, Jungian psychology, numinosity, human ecology and our ecological imperative, taken from three distinct series of her hand-held sculptures: No Name, The Sleep of Reason, and Otherworld.
Once upon a time, in 2019 in fact, there lived a girl called Mia. Mia, who was six and three quarters years old at the time, lived on a Spanish island with her mummy, Sonia, and their two Spanish cats. Even though they lived in Spain now, Mia was an English girl, as she was born in London. One day, when Mia and Sonia were visiting London again, Sonia called on her very close friend, Eldi, to see if she wouldn't mind babysitting Mia for a couple of days while Sonia had to travel overseas for work.
an installation of two dollshouses, stacked one on top of the other, made while Eldi was having a clear-out... Eldi kept hold of the toys and games with missing parts and pieces that no one but an artist would want. Her daughter kept the things she felt sentimentally attached to, and the rest went...
As part of AltMFA's Guest Projects residency 'Unknown Futures' which kicked off AltMFA's a-n funded FUTURE PROGRAMME 2017, Eldi Dundee curated several mini-group-exhibitions for Small House Gallery featuring small works by AltMFA members: Sadie Edginton, Amy Leung, Eva Lis, Debora Mo, Marion Tu, Naima Karlsson, and Eldi Dundee. All participants and guests of Unknown Futures had an open invitation to contribute their miniature works or interventions to the Small House Gallery during the duration of the residency.
[ARCHIVAL POST] After a month of mystifying and outrageously offensive Trumpian antics, a bit of light, love, and levity was called for! An installation of quartz crystals, amethysts, citrine, ulexite, granite, flint, coral, sea sponges, snail shells, pine cones and fossils suffuse the Small House Gallery with calm earthly charm. It's a reminder of the simple…Read more Energy Reset
Small House Gallery hosts another solo mini show by artist Eldi Dundee, for the 2017 Chinese Open: Le Coq Artistes, curated by Jude Montague and Matt Armstrong...