"Exhibitions which give a voice to those who remain invisible"
~ Amanda Sinclair
The House of Smalls is currently closed for some rest and renovation and will reopen in the New Year! Thank you so much for your support - please click HERE to join the mailing list for news, updates and open calls.
The House of Smalls was established by me, Amy, in November 2020 in the midst of the Covid19 pandemic.
Whilst the early virtual galleries promoted by well-known art establishments, and subsequently smaller arts organisations, which sprang up during the worldwide lockdowns and restrictions were a great concept and provided access to art in the absence of open venues, I became frustrated by the repetitive and formulaic construct and high costs to submit/show work and felt compelled to somehow create an alternative - a physical, predominantly women-centric, interactive and affordable not-for-profit art space for connection in isolating times - to join the already established independent digital exhibitions and those latterly forced online by the extraordinary circumstances.
And so I bought a house. A very small house. And put out a call for art…
Since its inception, The House of Smalls has grown into a street - three galleries, Little Amy's studio, a suitcase and tin bathroom. The Houses are thrifted from charity, resale and auction outlets.
The House has exhibited 275+ small artworks by 181 women (200 artists in total) on and within its diminutive walls across nine group shows and one community Christmas exhibition, addressing subjects such as dependence and addiction, menopause, confinement, and the inner-self; and original small artwork has been received from 21 countries including Brazil, Canada, Iran, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa and across Europe and the US throughout this period of ongoing global trauma. During exhibitions artists are featured daily across social media and all work is added to The House of Smalls Catalogue of Artworks.
The words and language used in profiles are as provided by the artists - it's important to me that work is portrayed as intended and that what artists want to say about themselves, their work and practice - however much or little and in whatever form - is said.
Much of the artwork exhibited is for sale and if you're interested in purchasing/discussing any of the available pieces please contact me. No commission is taken by The House of Smalls and 100% of sale proceeds go to the artist.
The House of Smalls is entirely self-funded, the only cost to artists being that of postage to and from the House.
If you'd like to donate the cost of a coffee please do, it all helps towards upkeep of the houses, website and marketing fees, social media promotions and printing costs etc.
Thank you so much xx