If you were in Covent Garden last week, you probably didn’t see the 30 miniature figures dotted around the square by artist Roy Tyson, who orchestrated London’s very own mini-manhunt in aid of The Big Issue. Feeling left out? Fear not. You can step into the world of the lilliputian at the Curious Duke Gallery where ‘Roy’s People: Street Life’ exhibition is running from now until April 26.
To make his pocket-sized world, Roy uses a mixture of everyday props and taxidermy to create cheeky installations with the occasional underlying comment on modern society. One figurine is flashing for pennies, three little men are fishing in a drain, one tiny chap has the mother of all bike punctures.
For those still harbouring their childhood love of dollhouses, LEGO people and Warhammer armies, now would be the appropriate time to reignite your passion for all things miniature. Ally Swadling
The exhibition runs until April 26. For more details head visit the Curious Duke Gallery’s website.