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About Small Gallery

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A 1920s semi-detached period house that has recently been transformed into a gallery, Small Gallery opened on 15 December 2023. Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Small Gallery stands out in London's vibrant gallery scene for its close ties to top-tier art historians and museum curators, especially in the Asian art circle. Not-for-profit in nature, Small Gallery draws attention to mediums that are traditionally less favoured on the contemporary art market, such as found object, sound installation, performance art, and the moving image, and is dedicated to promoting talents of our time.


Small Gallery is named as such not only because it is literally small but also because 'small' sounds like sīmó 斯磨, meaning 'intimate' in Chinese. It represents a close working relationship, an alternative to the commercial model of mainstream galleries, and an effort to decolonise the contemporary practices of exhibition and display.

Small Gallery is nestled in a tree-lined area of North London and is only a three-minute walk from Totteridge & Whetstone Station.

Address: 12 Blakeney Close, London N20

Please enter Small Gallery through its back garden, where you will encounter a site-specific installation composed of an array of stones - found, arranged and rearranged by contemporary artists Qu Leilei and Caroline Deane. The textures of the stones strikingly resemble the letters in the English alphabet. Together, the stones spell out 's-M-A-l-l G-A-l-l-E-r-y.'

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Small Gallery and the wind chimes at its doorstep, drawings by Jennifer Fleming


About our small team

Co-founders: Panpan Yang, Jennifer Fleming

Media: Jennifer Fleming, Jiaqi Zhang

Design: Jennifer Fleming, Panpan Yang

Photography: Felicity Loftus, Wenxuan Wang

Contact us

Social media

Instagram: smallgallerylondon

Xiaohongshu 小红书: ID 5546860957

Wechat 微信公众号: 斯磨画廊

About our space

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The space of Small Gallery, photo by Panpan Yang

Small Gallery's friends

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