Epic Exhibition of Mini Proportions Comes to South Kensington

An exhibition demonstrating big things do actually come in small packages will land in London, this April in time for the Easter bank holiday…

Photo: Slinkachu

After a successful run in Paris, Small is Beautiful: Miniature Art Exhibition comes to South Kensington showcasing teeny tiny artworks and photographic works from more than 30 international artists.

A delightfully quirky and playful exhibition, visitors can immerse themselves in offbeat worlds created by some of the key artists in the miniature art movement, which has come out of social media.

Small is Beautiful: Miniature Art Exhibition, South Kensington. Image: Minimiam

Small is Beautiful: Miniature Art Exhibition, South Kensington. Image: Minimiam

While it may sound incredibly Gen-Z, miniature art has been around long before Instagram dating back to prehistoric times. Its influence can be seen in dolls and model-making, and this exhibition is the first of its kind to land in London.

Highlights from the exhibition, which is suitable for all ages, include Bosnian artist Jasenko Dordevic’s sculpture of a mother and daughter small enough to fit on the tip of a pencil, and works by Ana Sofia Casaverde, a paper artist and miniature painter from Peru.

Small is Beautiful: Miniature Art Exhibition, South Kensington. Image: Minimiam/Vincent Bal

Small is Beautiful: Miniature Art Exhibition, South Kensington. Image: Minimiam/Vincent Bal

London-based photographer Slinkachu showcases his ‘Miniature Street Art’ in which he uses everyday objects to recreate miniature real-life situations, including an installation of a serpent attacking a little girl and her mother from a green shoelace in a puddle.

As part of the run, there will be creative workshops for children aged between 7 and 12, so they too can create grand but mini works of art.

Date: From April 14
Time: Tuesday to Friday 10am-8pm Saturday & Sunday 10am-9pm
Price: £16/£13 adult/child
Address: 79-85 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, SW7 3LD
Website: smallisbeautifulart.com