Collaboration with Dan Sansome and the Smallest Gallery in Soho

Making the crowdfunding film outside the gallery, with from left to right Raymond Hemson, Dan Sansome, Philip Levine and Andreia Costa

I had been studying art alongside my day job for several years when my friend Dan told me there could be an opportunity to exhibit at a new gallery in Soho. I felt like it was a long shot, but he suggested we speak to the gallery’s curators Philip Levine and Andreia Costa about what I do and what they were looking to achieve with the space. We met at my studio last summer to talk through some initial ideas, and it immediately felt like we could produce something exciting together.

The Smallest Gallery in Soho aims to display artwork that captures people’s attention on their journey through Soho, encouraging them to stop, think or be inspired. The local area is changing rapidly as a result of rising rents and redevelopment, and the creative community that was once so vibrant has largely dispersed. Set in a historic shopfront on Dean Street, the gallery hopes to counter these changes by exhibiting engaging artworks that can be seen for free by anyone who passes by. Managed by Moira Rizopoulos, the space was established by The Garage Soho, an early stage investor company that champions creativity.

We ran a crowdfunding campaign in the autumn to cover the production costs, and were delighted with the generous support we received. Check out the crowdfunding film, which was made for us by Raymond Hemson from RHSP Films, or see the project page for more information about the installation.

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