The gallery is not open to the public this week as we're hosting a series of private events.
Our next exhibition will be ANTSinLONDON. See opening hours below, thanks.
Exclusive Preview: Tuesday 4 June 4-6pm. Serious Buyers Only, Buy Tickets Here
Opening night: Tuesday 4 June 6-9pm. Entrance is free.
For 6 days, Espacio Gallery will be transformed into a treasure trove of tiny artworks for lovers of the miniature form. The exhibition will comprise of the largest show ever hosted by renowned South African miniaturist Lorraine Loots, showcasing over 900 penny-sized watercolour paintings created over a timespan of 6 years.
Having exhibited in New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore and Sydney, this will be the artist’s first ever exhibition in the United Kingdom, as well as the first (and only) opportunity to finally look back on the Paintings for Ants story. The exhibition will act as a retrospective of the artist’s expansive collection of miniature paintings created between 2013 and 2019, as well as showcasing 20 of her most recent never-before-seen pieces, known as “The London Collection”.
Lorraine started her career as a miniaturist in 2013 with her first series, 365 Paintings for Ants. The concept was simple: she’d paint one miniature watercolour every day for an entire year. Initially it started as a side project, but in no time at all, the momentum behind the project grew and family, friends and - soon - strangers, began booking up dates and requesting their own paintings. The success of the endeavour was profound, catapulting it from a personal side-project to a full-time occupation.
Lorraine’s work has been featured on CNN, The Huffington Post, The Daily Mail, Colossal, Buzzfeed and Gizmodo among many others, and she currently has an Instagram following of 295000.
Despite her work’s global surge in popularity, Lorraine remains rooted to her home in Cape Town, where she lives with her husband, Mark, son Felix, and their dog, Salvador Dagi.
Opening hours to the public:
Tuesday 4th, 6-9pm (Opening night)
Wednesday 5th and Friday 7th, 11am-8pm
Thursday 6th, 11am- 9pm (As part of First Thursdays, 6-9pm)
Saturday 8th, 9am-6pm
Sunday 9th, 9-11am
Entrance is free.
Note to Media:
A preview of the exhibition will be open to members of the press from 16:00 to 18:00 on Tuesday 4 June 2019. This will coincide with an exclusive preview, with slots booked by serious buyers.
For access please apply at www.lorraineloots.com/london-press
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Tel: 07815 319073
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday 1-7pm, Sunday 1-5pm
Closed on Monday
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