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#allthesmallthings submission deadline August 19th, 9pm

I have just had a hearty laugh at my PLANS FOR 2020 entry into my Maker’s Yearbook (I buy one every year – so handy for checking progress and making plans).  By this time I was to have fully launched and have taken several bookings for in-person parties for my Crash Course in Art History business.  I was to go into businesses, parties, homes to give a fun and interactive art history/art making experience.  There was the first one which was so much fun and a success…and then lockdown happened.  Some of that I have carried onward to zoom and Saturday art classes.  If you want to know more, please visit my website.

One thing that IS happening is the #allthesmallthings exhibition.  Instead of filling the space myself, I am looking for collaborators.  I have found over the last several months that working with people, making plans, cheerleading for each other is certainly the way forward.

Some of the plans I have for this event is to make is an online event as well as an in-person event.  There will be a live launch online plus interviews with the artists, to be added to a podcast I am currently planning.  Does this sound like good fun to you?  Perhaps you would like to join us? Read on!

The details to consider before submitting:

-The exhibition opens at 4pm on Friday, September 25.  Work needs to be taken down on September 28, in the evening.  Time to be discussed.

– Does your work fit within the title of #allthesmallthings?  I’m interested to see how others interpret this theme so therefore I do not want to list ideas of what this could mean.

– Are you available to bring your work to the gallery on Sept 25th, install the work and be ready to present it to the public by 4pm? I will open the space at 10am on the day.

-Are you available to take down your work on Monday 28th?

-You do not have to be available all weekend as I will be in the gallery all day on Saturday and Sunday.  However, if you wish to sell your work and other pieces (prints, cards, stickers, etc) it would be advisable to have your own method of taking payment.  When you are not present we can make another arrangement for you to receive payments. (Will discuss that at a later date).

-The space you will be given will be approximately 5 meters long plus all the space up to the ceiling and down to the floor.  You will also have space in the window to display your work.

-Inclusion in this exhibition does mean I need to take a payment of £65 for this space.  This covers the space plus a bit of help to pay for a vinyl sign on the window and flyers.

-If this seems like a perfect set up for you and you’d like to get involved please email me at  In the subject line please write #allthesmallthings as I do receive a lot of mail for sales, commissions, admin, etc.  I will let everyone know by 19th of August the outcome of their submissions.  Please submit either a link to your Instagram, website or other social media.

-Please note that if your work is not chosen it does not reflect on whether or not the work is good, bad, too black and white, too colourful, too big, too small, or any of these things.  I am aiming to put together a coherent show that visually gels.

Thank you everyone.  Please email me if you have any questions.

Here is a link to Bloc gallery.  The photograph above is from the opening exhibition at Bloc Gallery in August 2019.


I am an artist living and working in a rather gorgeous city. My art can be purchased in various shops throughout the city as well as from my online shop. Most of my work is for commission, private and corporate. I am the founder of Crash Course in Art History Limited.

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