The PROMPT Gallery at the ANU Pop-Up Village – at just 4 m by 5 m – illustrates a trend towards tiny galleries.
It is a multipurpose gallery and project space, inviting new perspectives on art as a means of communication.
The space has large windows along two walls, and approximately 11 metres of linear wall space with hanging rails for displaying works.
To align with the academic calendar of the University, exhibitions at PROMPT are flexible and varied.
In nearby Watson, Canberra's newest and tiniest gallery – Gallery of small things – is where you will find work from artists who love texture, form and all things fabulous and small.
The founder, ANU alumna Anne Masters, says: “The gallery of small things is a beautiful representation of the supportive art community, promoting emerging artists and graduates from art and design studies as well as providing them with an excellent stepping stone to showcase works alongside that of established artists in an intimate and supportive space.”
The gallery, at just less than 2 m by 3 m, is a place for people to unplug from life’s complexities and enjoy the smallest of beautiful simplicities.
Tributary Projects in Fyshwick is a not-for-profit artist-run initiative consisting of an exhibition and performance space and a small group of studios and workshops.
It was founded in 2017 by Patrick Larmour and Connor Drum to address the gap in the ACT arts landscape of a flexible and grassroots-oriented artist-run initiative in which artists and performers can experiment and take risks to find their voice and their audience.
It aims to support diverse artists and performers at all stages of their careers and contribute to the development of the local and national arts conversation.
A recent exhibition curated by Grace Blake, Compression Biscuit, showed non-representational sculpture and drawing by Skye Jamieson and Sophie Quinn, students at the ANU School of Art and Design.