Imagine someone got hold of a shrink ray and went on a shrinking spree – zapping butterflies, tennis players, tiered cakes and city streets – well, this is the kind of thing you can expect at Small Is Beautiful. The miniature art exhibition showcases the fascinating pieces of 32 local and international artists, introducing you to a world full of intricate detail, unbridled imagination and captivating creativity. You’ll be able to put yourself in the tiny shoes of The Borrowers as you soak up art from an entirely new perspective.
Miniature art has taken social media by storm and now the amazing works will be displayed in all their ant-sized glory for you to admire. Take a stroll through the doors of 81 Old Brompton Road this April and prepare to lose yourself in a small-scale universe. Inside, you’ll find over 130 exclusive artworks, 80 photographic pieces and one behind-the-scenes video where you can take a peek into the talented artist’s workshops.
You might want to pack a magnifying glass (or at least make sure not to forget your glasses) as the astoundingly intricate attention to detail taken by the artists should not be missed. The 1100m2 wonderland will feature everything from a vase of sunflowers that can sit on your fingertip to microscopic crochet creatures smaller than a cashew nut. While exploring, make sure to take a look in every nook, cranny and unusual corner as several unique pieces that have been created especially for the event will be hidden around the exhibition.
The cherry on top of the brilliant experience is that there will also be a pop-up shop on-site. So if you finish, thoroughly enchanted by the amazing creations you have seen, you can pay it a visit and grab a (probably pocket-sized) memento. Plus, if you really can’t get enough you can always explore the hashtag: #MiniatureArt will introduce you to a treasure trove of striking sculptures, photos and illustrations that show exactly why the style has been a phenomenon on social networks.
Small Is Beautiful has already proved to be a hit in Paris, and soon London will discover what all the entirely justified fuss is about. If you want to be among the first to see the Lilliputian works of art then make sure you get your tickets now.