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Claim to fame for new Henley Gallery
Published 10/04/14



AN art gallery claiming to be the smallest in the world has opened in Friday Street, Henley.

Gallery Singular, which is between the Knights Oriental Rugs and skate shop Yeuk, is just 3ft wide, 3ft deep and 7ft high.

It currently houses an exhibition of sculptures and paintings by Henley artists Trisha Crocker and Camilla Dowse.

The gallery will be included in the Oxfordshire Artweeks trail in May when the passageway behind it, which leads to the Top to Toe beauty salon, will have a display of paintings.

Ms Crocker, who owns the two adjacent buildings, revamped the shop window space and relaunched it as “The worldís smallest art gallery” after she was approached by Ms Dowse. She said: “It must be the smallest gallery - it couldnít be much smaller - but part of the fun is seeing if anyone can challenge us with an even smaller one.

I have been using the space to exhibit my own work for some time, then Camilla rang me and asked if she could put her pictures in and it turned into the worldís smallest gallery.”

The current exhibition includes Henley street scenes in acrylics on hand-prepared gesso boards and sculptures of the female form.

Ms Crocker, who is completing a PhD on women and body image, recently finished an 18in sculpture in crank clay of a woman which she has sent to Eternal Nirvana in Reading to be covered in tattoos.

She hopes the work, named Zelda Plum, will be ready in time for the May exhibition.

She said: “I donít dig out the inside of any of my women because itís like Iím taking their souls away, so Zelda weighs a ton and I canít even lift her on my own. But she will be amazing and unique.”

Katie Newman, manager of the Bohun Gallery in Reading Road, said: “Iíve been to galleries the world over and I certainly havenít come across anything so small.

I think this may well win the title of the smallest gallery in the world. Itís a nice idea and Iím sure it will appeal to the people of Henley”.


PUBLISHED 10/04/14



 
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