Masterpieces in Miniature: The 2021 Model Art Gallery, 26 June 2021

Architects impression 2021 Model Art Gallery courtesy Wright Wright

In 2020, Pallant Gallery asked Wright & Wright architects to design a model art gallery to house original miniature artworks from over 30 of the most exciting contemporary British artists, including John Akomfrah, Tacita Dean, Lubaina Himid, Damien Hirst, Magdalene Odundo, and Gillian Wearing. These works were created during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown – a time when artists could not get to their studios, exhibitions were cancelled, and many people spoke of being creatively blocked.

The 2021 Model Art Gallery will be displayed alongside two earlier model galleries – The Thirty Four Gallery and The Model Gallery 2000. Together, the galleries tell the story of Modern British art from the 1930s until today.

Together these models provide a fascinating insight into the evolution of styles and influences across the decades and show how different generations of artists have approached the unique challenges of working in miniature.

The 2021 Model Art Gallery

A microcosm of British art today featuring new works created in 2020 by 34 contemporary artists.

Featuring sculpture by Julian Opie, ceramics by Grayson Perry and Edmund de Waal, photographs by Gillian Wearing, paintings by Damien Hirst, Maggi Hambling and Tacita Dean and an installation by John Akomfrah – all ranging from the size of a pound coin to no larger than 20cm. The Gallery will also feature a miniature print from Khadija Saye’s ‘Crown’ series, the only work from the series not destroyed in the Grenfell Tower fire which took her life.

The 2021 Model Art Gallery has been designed by Wright & Wright architects who are working with Pallant House Gallery on proposals for a new Collections Centre, and recently redesigned the new Museum of the Home in Hackney.

Please book tickets in advance on the Pallant House Gallery Website