London is by no means in any shortage of art galleries and luckily that means there’s a huge array of galleries in exhibitions that come in different shapes and sizes, and we’ve found the smallest of them all.
Who would have ever thought that one of London’s iconic red phone boxes would be big enough to be an art gallery? Well, the Visionary Brit Museum did. Dotted directly outside the British Museum in what looks to be any ordinary phone box is London’s smallest art gallery which showcases the hidden gems of visionary art.
The art gallery celebrates any and all kinds of visionary art with a collection that features artists from the past and present to explore creativity. Curator and owner, Degard, had found that the cheapest and most economically viable (and fun) way to get a property to showcase artwork was in fact by buying a phone box for £31,000.
The gallery is able to get a lot of footfall from its handy location being right outside the British Museum, it’s certainly one of the quirkiest art galleries in the capital and a delightful hidden gem. Exhibitions are hosted regularly and are free to visit, with previous exhibitions including Visionary Miniatures, The Aura of Place, Extraordinary COLOUR, and LOVE.
Degard has said, “I am acting as a catalyst for an art movement, revitalising visionary art which hasn’t been developed as a genre, and encouraging anyone with a visionary bent to show in the space.”
“My gallery is almost part of the museum experience – and having a photograph taken outside a phone box is part of the London experience.”