Box gallery curated by Lisa Cole, Bristol UK
The Tiny Cat Gallery runs from a series of small containers, generally cardboard boxes. It puts on solo and group shows.
Born from a postal swap of artwork when A4 work looked lost on the gallery walls of Lisa Cole’s home in Bristol. Lisa wanted to get a sense of how this art would look large scale, so she painted the inside of a cardboard box Stiffkey Blue to create an instant gallery. For scale she used small plastic cats she had bought in case they came in handy one day. They did.
The Tiny Cat Gallery has a narrative throughout with the Tiny Cats as gallery staff and visitors. The original cardboard box burnt down in a terrible arson started by the twins (black and white plastic cats). Since then the gallery has been a 20cm square white cube, the inside of a dresser drawer and a low fidelity recreation of a Georgian gallery space.
Lisa Cole is a collaborative designer, maker and teacher. She has recently completed a MA in Fine Art (ceramics) and her practice revolves around making intangible things solid by using analogue and digital techniques to capture everyday data. She is a prolific writer and blogger, author of the Tiny Art Gallery Manual and founding member of the Guild of Micro Galleries.