I have always been fascinated with tiny versions of reality. These days it seems there’s so many talented people creating miniature versions of things, I’m endlessly entertained.
Whether it’s the gorgeous little fruit and veg stall that sits atop the counter at Thai Orchid in Henley Square (kinda like the pic to the right), or the amazing world of Cockington Green in Canberra (below), which contains entire villages, train sets, iconic global monuments and more, there’s some pretty great examples kicking around, of what can be done on a tiny scale.
There’s also the incredible, very lifelike scale models of Adelaide buildings, that SA artist Joshua Smith creates.
What you may not have realised though, is that there’s an entire community of creative miniature makers, who come together for an annual Festival of Dollhouses and Miniatures. And what they create just may blow your mind.
The event which is being held at Thebarton Community Centre in August, features a great array of dollhouses and scale miniatures, plus there will be market stalls to check out, along with demonstrations on both the Saturday and Sunday.
Run by the South Australian Miniature Enthusiasts, stallholders are invited from around Australia – so come along, meet some local and interstate artists and hobbyists, and maybe even start a new hobby yourself!
The 2018 festival theme is ‘International’ and ‘Then and Now’ but as always, there will be many other exhibits presented.
Funds raised go to keeping the club and festival running, and any left over funds go to children’s charity.
$3 Child under 16
Children under 5 Free
Family 2 Adults 2 Children: $15