Modern Miniatures | Group Exhibition
29 June – 9 July 2017
at Trinity Hall, Hill Street, Grahamstown
For the National Arts Festival, in association with Underculture Contemporary & Art on Target.
Art on Target and Underculture Contemporary are proud to invite you to the unselected opening of Modern Miniatures 2017.
Tuesday 23 May at 18:00 at Art on Target, 2 Target Kloof, Essexvale, Port Elizabeth
The exhibition will run until Saturday 10 June 2017.
Miniature Art is a unique art form based on a minute scale. Man’s fascination with creating in small scale has been evident in many of the world’s civilizations. Ancient Greeks adorned their walls with small murals while coins and rings bore engraved portraits. In the Middle-Ages, monks often embellished manuscript pages with delicate illuminations and bordered them with a red lead pigment called ‘minimum’ from which ‘miniature’ later evolved. Elizabethan England was noted for its miniature portraits on vellum and later ivory, which served much as small photographs do today.
Today, Miniature Art embraces a wide spectrum of subject matter, media and techniques. With minimal space requirements and favourable cost comparisons, original fine art is placed within the reach of both art lovers and collectors.
Modern Miniatures is a selected exhibition of artworks from across the country, including paintings, multimedia works, sculptures, and ceramics.
A selected show will then travel to the National Arts Festival Fringe from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 09 July, and then back to PE for a special show at the GFI Art Gallery in Park Drive.
For inquiries, contact Cedric on 0828871612 or BA on 0837285295. Feel free to send us a mail to cedric@
Image: Stephen Rosin, Greed (detail), Ink on Paper