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millimetre is an exhibition space contained within a single picture frame. Devised by artists Finlay Taylor and Kate Scrivener this space for group exhibitions forces invited curators to consider and exploit scale, intimacy and the close juxtaposition of artworks.



Trig Point

Denise de Cordova, Neville Gabie, Freya Gabie

8 - 30 March 2024


Dear Both,

What are our imaginative lodestones, our trig points that align our hunches and desires?

 50°18’54.3”N, 122°47’55.0”W marks the spot of a very attractive rock. It’s become a place of pilgrimage for me, of repeated visits in heat and snow in the changing seasons of British Columbia. Not special to others perhaps, but for me, it has the essence of ‘rockness’ that appeals to me, a marker of stability and fixity in the turbulence of urgencies that flood the mind and life. It pleases me that when I am long gone, it will be still there. I’ve walked past it with others, who pay no particular regard to its perfection, and nor do I alert them to its attractiveness.  I nod to it in passing, pleased that it is still there, and mine to ponder.

So, a souvenir handkerchief, a stitched dreaming that I share with you.

Best wishes,



Dear both,

You know about the bird. Perfect and up-bellied. Lifelessly slapped against the Regents Street pavement, found on an early morning in December. Its weight and bulk was shocking, what should have been buoyant in the sky was beneath me, exquisite and obdurate and awful.

I’ve been thinking about its descent, its softness impacting the ground, the crash to 300 million-year-old York stone; once a yielding seabed, petrified now to implacable stone. I, in that early hour, the only witness to the sorrow of this beautiful fallen bird.

No one knows the ark of their orbit. Am I still on my ascent, or has my journey already tipped towards its fall?

I have a meteorite, which I keep in a drawer in my bedroom. Its enduring, uncharted flight culminating in a final plunge to the Sikhote-Alin mountains of southern Russia on February 12th, 1947. I cannot know its first connection with land, but I have read that some fragments of this fall were driven six meters below the surface of the ground.

I have touched every part of the stone the bird fell upon, caught it in a drawing of a softer landing. I have reconfigured my space-rock into a piercing nail: to make another hole.  This orbit now holds up the passage of the other. Two flights - two punctures.



Dear Freya, Denise,


Last year walking in the veld in a landscape that has become so familiar, I came across the remains of two baboons. It’s not unusual to stumble across a carcass, or the bones of a dead animal. This is a harsh, unforgiving place where weakness of any kind will in all likelihood mean death. What was unusual was that these baboons were almost intact, traces of matted hair still caught in the thorn bushes creating a halo around the bones. What completely captured my attention was just how closely they were entwined, bone to bone, skull to skull with the intimacy one knows between mother and child.


The following day I returned and took the two skulls imagining making a piece of work about mother and child, these were clearly a young female and baby. A few days ago I came across the two skulls again. Still cheek to cheek, but now sitting on a shelf gathering dust alongside other objects I had picked up; the skull of a Jackal, a birds nest and plastic from the beach. They sit, so displaced leaving me wondering about their demise and sure in my own mind that on my next trip they need to be returned to their place in the bush.




An Arrangement of Features

Luke Dowd, Ruthie & Adam Holmes-Davies, Anna Schapiro, Kate Scrivener, Alice Walter, Rosie Mullan, Katie Pratt

Collected by Finlay Taylor 

10 November - 3 December 2023

PV: Thursday 9 November 6 - 9pm



Marissa Stoffer, An Ting Teng, Zhou Xuanting

22 September - 14 October 2023

PV: Thursday 21 September 6-9pm

millimetre presents: An Arrangement of Features - a collection of painting works to celebrate and appreciate the roster of shows at Kingsgate Project Space that paired artists throughout the year. An ambitious project to sample the myriad of concerns of current painting, and the 8 artists in this period are up there with the very best.


millimetre takes a slant on those practices, a topography of surfaces and illusions, here linked via an expanded view of landscapes.



















This iteration of millimetre's continued consideration of art and artists looking at landscape, natural occurrences in relation to being human (and sometimes not), is Place. Place hosts the works of three artists whose practices pull together the imagined and the real, transforming either material from one location and bringing them to another as Marissa Stoffer does with her dyed artefacts. Made from collected material from specific fallen trees. A part of giant plants remains is fused into new materials.


Zhou Xuanting sculpts models of imaginary lands before rendering them anew through the drawing processes of etching, these become glimpses into distant places, a longing to be elsewhere.


An Ting Teng utilises photographic images to evoke narratives and notions of memory with the pictures taken collocated with materials they are placed upon. For example, an island image placed carefully onto a marble fragment with a uncanny correlation of shape of the island pictured.


The notion of Place it seems is dis-placed by the art works displayed here in close location to each other and asking for close study.



This has travelled through the night to you 

5 May 2022 - 15 July 2023

Install 3

Jacqui Hallum, Paul Morrison, Harold Offeh, Hiromi Tshua, Mark Titchner,  Jasmine Pajdak, Jordan Baseman, Edwina FitzPatrick, James Fisher, Jill Vigus, Anna Hughes, Maite Cascon, Ian Brown, Anders Aarvik, Susan Johanknecht, Harry Masson, Jacob Robinson, Ben Risk, Meg Rahaim, Thomas A Clark,  John Hewitt, Caroline Areskog-Jones, Dana Sherwood, Emma Stibbon, Eleanor Havsteen-Franklin, Mandy Franca, Kristina Chan, Eva Knopp, Edward Chell, Jesse Ash, Damon Rostrom, Simon Braem, Gethin Evans, Tom Sewell, Harriet Tinney, Nick Jordan, Anna Souter, Maite Cascon, Helen Cammock, Flora Parrott

23 June - 15 July 2023

PV: Thursday 22 June 6-9pm

Install 2

Paul Morrison, Hiromi Tshua, Mark Titchner, Jasmine Pajdak, Jordan Baseman, Edwina Fitzpatrick, James Fisher, Jill Vigus, Anna Hughes, Ian Brown, Anders Aarvik, Susan Johanknecht, Harry Masson, Jacob Robinson, Ben Risk, Meg Rahaim, Thomas A Clark, Anna Souter

30 September - 22 October 2022

PV: Thursday 29 September 6-9pm

Install 1

Jasmine Padjak, Mark Titchner, Jordan Baseman

5 - 28 May 2022

PV: Saturday 5 May 12-9pm




This has travelled through the night to you is an experimental accumulation of works and the 20th millimetre project hosted by the Kingsgate Project Space.


Over an extended period of time, millimetre is inviting artists whose practices are fascinated with aspects of environments, habitats, natural history and landscape - things that are very often complicated and interlinked and have an ongoing concern for the space. On this occasion works dealing with seemingly different notions will collide in the same space, a reflection of how complex and overwhelming getting a clear understanding of our planet’s surface has become. But by assembling small works together it can be handled differently, re-placed and seen anew.

As Gaia Theory (generated by Lovelock and Margulis) and the developing idea of ‘Critical Zones’ (coming from Bruno Latour) expose to us, politics, science, economics, and geography are entangled, and each action upon the Earth and its finite surface having an effect, varying in amounts of impact, negative or positive.

So, the space will be used to show small works, fragments of things, notes from the studio or sketch book. Small scale is important, this is a site where works will be gathered over a period of months, slowly filling the frame space and the exhibition will change over that period with new works being added.

Starting with 3 works and growing from there until the frame is crammed, new pieces added every with every install.

To see the previous installs, scroll through the slideshow above.

Slow Vapour Rising 

Nicholas Hughes, Jacob Robinson, Jem Southam

Gathered by the artist Kate Scrivener 

1 - 23 April 2022

PV: Thursday 31 March 6-9pm


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Slow Vapour Rising brings together three photographs by Nicholas Hughes, Jacob Robinson and Jem Southam. 

Through moments of looking, the artists capture an image for us to project all we bring with us. 


Every particle remains, or in motion along a straight line with constant velocity unless acted on by external force.* 


As the evening deepened, I walked with Charley among his mountains of delight to the brow of the hill and looked down on the little valley below...  

I thought too much driving had distorted my vision or addled my judgment, for the dark earth below seemed to move and pulse and breathe …… 

John Steinbeck. 


*Stephen & Lucy Hawking.



Tom Benson, George Finlay Ramsay, Helen Rousseau, Diyou Yu
Gathered by the artist Kate Scrivener

18 February - 19 March 2022
PV Thursday 17 February 6-9pm



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Like a river, nature flows forever onwards. Even the nature of the flow changes. Nature is change.


Like an animal immersed in a river flow, a sense of time is transformed.


Nature contains the elements in colour and form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of music. But the artist is born to pick and choose and group with science, these elements, the results may be beautiful - as the musician gathers his notes and forms his chords, until he bring forth from chaos glorious harmony ….


Whistler. From the Ten O’clock Lecture.

With thanks to Heraclitus (Ancient Greek philosopher 500 BCE)



A quiet settling on earth

With work by Robbie Fife, Renata Hegyi, Kathleen Herbert, Jacqueline Utley and Alan Shipway

Gathered by the artist Kate Scrivener

18th February - 19th March 2022

PV Thursday 17th February 6-9pm

19th November 2021 - 12th February 2022


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The shows musing began considering a quietness that can surround the natural world.

The magical spectacle of snow blanketing the earth and, in its purity, amplifying our senses, to sound, temperature and light.

The show will display works on paper that in its whiteness allows for documents of our sometimes delicate senses and lead to ‘A quiet settling on earth’.


‘White is an overabundance of light- stare at it too long and you will go blind. With that excess of light comes an excess of colour. When all colour comes together in perfect harmony, they aspire to whiteness......’

Hiroshi Sugimoto.


Notes for a Landscape 

Fran Burden, James Fisher, Nicky Hodge, Jonathan Phillips, Susan Johanknecht & Katharine Meynell
Gathered by the artist Kate Scrivener

18th September - 16th October 

(Closed 7th, 8th & 9th October)

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This exhibition brings together works as a notion of a note (an account or aid to memory). All these things collectively might add up to a landscape or parts thereof, a measure of the past and what is to come through a selection of disciplines, histories, and practices. The works are gathered to contemplate together. One leading to the other conjuring poetic thoughts of birdsong, soil, a balance of delicate colour, a stain, and a view. All collectively creating a possible plan as a note for a landscape.


The thing is

Hiroko Nakajima, Madelon Vriesendorp, Jasmine Pajdak & Louis Caseley

Curated by Jasmine Pajdak

20 May - 4 September 2021

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The thing is is an exhibition of things: things found, things forgotten, things reanimated and things reimagined - ad hoc groupings that become vibrant in their relation. Here we see the curious ability of inanimate things to act, their potency and poetry revealed in a playful repurposing of remnants. 

This is an exhibition about the radical co-existence of lively matter, of fluid bodies in a process of becoming. In the landscape of Millimetre02 no thing has dominion and all are contingent on each other for survival.


tap, tap, tap

Yoko Ono, Trevor Taylor, Peter Glasgow


16 November - 14 December 2019



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There is a message, it seems from another time or place that’s correct in a sense. Some works here are made on typewriters that are now an antique invention, giving an intimate interface between the user and paper, the ideas and the material output. Another set of works is made on a digital Dictaphone, a decoder.


The work on paper by Yoko Ono was originally made in 1963 and nearly six decades later things have changed, it sounds different in our heads, still beautiful but with added urgency, fragile, still in the void, it reads ‘listen to the sound of the earth turning’.


Trevor Taylor (1943-1994) was not an artist in the context we encounter here but a maker, from homes to ceramic objects. Here is a typed drawing experiment from 1969 which repeats symbols including ‘x’ an ‘*’ and a “0’. Repeating in pattern’s that do not replicate identically, trying to find a beauty and embracing slight difference and shift, and a kind of mutation and evolution of the codes.


Peter Glasgow uses a digital Dictaphone to interpret and print his utterances, ‘hello’ a thin strip of paper reads. The exhibition appears on the now worn and pocked space that millimetre inhabits resembling a notice board, a casual space where these experimental shows are housed as if pages to observe in one view. Peter Glasgow references the online world at once expansive and introverted looking out without looking up. TV, video games and distraction seem to invade. The ‘hello’ printed work is a lonely gesture that cannot hear a reply.


Thinking of the interrelated nature of the millimetre exhibitions at Kingsgate Project Space and the constant return to notions of the landscape, Yoko Ono’s small work is central to informing the other work and drawing them into our place in space and time and the current moment.


Prelude to a Luna Library

Alexis Taylor, Susan Johanknecht and Katherine Maynell, Tim O'Riley, Clare Humphries, Finlay Taylor, Ellie Wyatt, Mary Blagg

Curated by Finlay Taylor and Susan Johanknecht

13 July – 19 October 2019 


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This collection of images and objects at millimetre02 is a prelude for a future exhibition ‘Luna Library’. Here curators Susan Johanknecht and Finlay Taylor, consider the directions for a library that collides differing views on the Moon and its impact on culture, life and language.



Patrick Groth, May Hong, Mayra Martín Ganzinotti, Tom Morrill, Hayley Morris, Sean-Patrick Rooney, Louise Sheldon, Emma Jane Whitton

Curated by Randy Bretzin

18 May - 23 June 2019



Within Alan Moore’s 1984-1987 run of writing Swamp Thing the titular character grapples with an existential transition from Alec Holland, the previous human form, to that of the Swamp Thing – an omni-present embodiment of Nature-total. The once human character fully, and verdantly, dissolves into the abundantly manifold network of environment at a universal scale. This permeated effect on Holland’s sense of individual consciousness, offers a potent arena to explore the frictions and harmonies, we as humans have with concepts of environment and diversity. One conceptual manifestation offered is that Moore’s Swamp Thing grows and drops tubers off its back: these yams, once eaten by a human cause an instantaneous thrust of the human consciousness into the totality of Nature itself. Depending on the disposition of the dining human, this affectation causes enlightenment or a doomed madness.

Back Yams feels an appropriate, and necessary, philosophical reply to our current environmental paradigms, and the political-faction slogan “Drain the Swamp!” (currently popular in the highly polarized American political vernacular).



The Rural College of Art - Leaves


via: Alnus, Andrew Curtis, Augustine Carr, Eleanor Davies, Emma Fisher, Ficus Elastica, Finn Thomson, Fin Taylor, Georgina Huntley, John Chilver, Jon Beer, Langlands & Bell, Laura O'Connor, Liriodendron, Magnolia Grandiflora, Neil Gall, Nicholas Johnson, Nicky Hirst, Royal Mail Group Ltd, Simon English, Viburnam. 

Curated by David Gates

30 March - 27 April 2019


Trigger's Broom: Kingsgate Mix

Jo Addison, Adam Gillam, Anna Hughes, Neill Kidgell, Max Mosscrop, Clunie Reid, Alice Walton

Curated by Adam Gillam and Max Mosscrop

17 November - 16 December 2018 





Ian Brown, Jim Hobbs, Susan Johanknecht, Edwin Aitken, Mark Harris, Denis Masi, Garry Mouat, Oona Grimes, Brian Hodgson

25 August - 3 November 2018 


Trigger's Broom considers how the paradoxical figure of Trigger’s Broom, from the BBC TV series Only Fools and Horses, can operate as an exemplary conceptual model for thinking critically, productively and collaboratively about the mercurial life and transformational power of objects in contemporary practice.

In an episode of the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses, Trigger tells how he has been awarded a medal for using the same broom for twenty years, before revealing that the broom has had seventeen new heads and fourteen new handles. Wikipedia now lists Trigger’s Broom as a contemporary version of the ancient paradox of identity known variously as Theseus’ Ship, Locke’s Sock, Washington’s Axe, and Jeannot’s Knife: when does something which changes cease to be itself?


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Magma was first exhibited in 2011 at the first millimetre project site in Camberwell, London. Here is an opportunity to see the exhibition again - in the spirit of the millimetre projects they can travel through time and space to new venues and into different configurations.

The artists here have all been taken by the various impacts and histories that volcanic events bring about both as fact and metaphor. Volcanoes are an uncontrollable force and difficult to predict, which is exactly why so many artists over the centuries have been fascinated by them. As is the case with some of the artists here, the encounters are secondary, by account or through scientific knowledge giving a certain distance to the views. Ian Brown has worked on a series of printed works that further process images from historic post cards picturing eruptions, these blow ups both deform and draw attention to beauty and horrors of these events.

Portraits by Larry Achiampong & David Blandy

25 May - 28 July 2018



In the crescent of truth

Axel Antas, Randy Bretzin, Mark Harris, Bob Matthews and Finlay Taylor

Curated by Bob Matthews

16 March 2018 - 14 April 2018



Hello Earth

An exhibition of newly commissioned artist postcards by Faisal Abdu-Allah, Marcus Coates, Hamish Fulton, Alberto Garutti, Johnny Golding, Mayer and Newton Harrison, Bruce McLean, Jem Southam, Dana Sherwood, Rachel Sussman and Finlay Taylor.

17 November 2017 - 27 January 2018



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Myka Baum - Finsbury Park

Bob Bicknel-Knight - Camberwell

Sam Capps - Deptford

Charlotte Cousins - Nunhead

Leah Crews - Ogatsu

Alex Edwards - Bermondsey

James Jessiman - Stamford Hill

Sarah- Joy Ford - Kirkstal

Tom Johnson - Ogatsu

Will Kendrick - Stavanger

Amale Freika Khlat - Beirut

Camila Mora Scheihing - Barcelona

Solveig Settemsdal - Spike Island

Sing Hang Tam Samuel - Hong Kong

Bonnie Wong - Hong Kong

Curated by Lewk Wilmshurst


21 October 2017 - 4 November 2017

of average sunlight (BookMare II)


Katharine Meynell, Helen Douglas, Erica Van Horn, Susan Johanknecht & Andrew Turner, Denise Hawrysio, Les Bicknell, Finlay Taylor, Oona Grimes, Kate Scrivener, Tim O'Riley, Nicky Coutts, Bob Matthews, Colin Sackett, Drew Milne, Rednell Olsen

Curated by Susan Johanknecht and Finlay Taylor


2 March - August 2017




Particular Conditions 



Badges by international artists exhibited at Kingsgate Project Space, SUBStore in Koenji, Tokyo and Tadahon-ya, in Kyoto, Tokyo. 

Curated by Finlay Taylor

12 November 2016 - February 2017



Markus Vater

Kate Fahey

Gianluca Craca

Denise de Cordova

Sosuke Ueta

Shoko Osugi

Nguyen Thi Tue Thu

Yukiko Kishi

Koyomi Horioka

Haruna Kimura

Kei Imai

Azusa Takahashi

Rina Ohito

Shunichi Iwata

Daiichi Matsushita

Ayako Takeo



Haruka Nakagawa

Haruka Matsumoto

Miyaco Murai

Ryo Nishimura

Sae Fujita

So Sakurai

Yuka Iyama

Wei Ni Lu

Denis Masi

Flora Parrott

Adam Gillam

Susan Johanknecht

Kate Davis & David Moore

Louise Short

Peter Lloyd

Edwin Aitken

Paul Morrison

Randy Bretzin

Eleanor Davies

Eleanor Vonne Brown

Eva Gold

Eugenie Scrase

The Grantchester Pottery

Esther Collins

Jacqui Hallum

Pauline Wood

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard

Fernando Saiki

Simone Philippou

Mark Titchner

Mark Harris

Mel Jordan


Oona Grimes

Tony Grisoni

John Strutton

Jo Love

Bob Matthews

Nicky Coutts & Liz Murray

Gaia Persico

Kate Scrivener

Hiromi Tsuha

Finlay Taylor

Ettie Roux-Taylor

Tim O’Riley

Dick Jewell

Dan Howard-Birt

Duncan Bullen

Jo Stockham


Anna Barriball, Melanie Counsell, Kate Fahey

Curated by Finlay Taylor


The first show hosted at Kingsgate Project Space exhibits works on paper that present ideas, episodes or incidents of change. Phenomena that seem naturally occuring but the curiosity of the artists have displaced them. The visions are a double take, we are unsure of what is being highlighted and are left witness to a process of altering states.


The out-growth of a fly that is a wing, the work that observes this is deposited at the bottom of the frame, oversized and inept, its former use now obsolete. A rock surface becomes bodily or its slow formation somehow made tangible, its fixed form now appears animated. A sugar coated polaroid grows new meaning without any of the plant source’s sweetness, and a print of a tree is altered to contest the understanding of a given space. Within all these works a delicacy of application creates a tension with the subjects being tested.


This is the first in a series of exhibits with linked ideas concerning natural phenomena and related concerns from an international array of artists.


millimetre02 launched on Saturday 30th April at Kingsgate Project Space.





At 800˚ the Tokyo Kahuna will be moving to Montana soon, yes they will

James Keith, Yuta Segawa, Fernando Saiki, Bob Matthews


18 June - 2 July 2016 


A Kahuna can be a wise man or someone who can perform sorcery - an important person anyway and if you were surfing a big wave in Hawaiian terms.


The international artists exhibiting in millimetre02 take materials, earth-bound things like clay and plants, charcoal and wooden matter from ‘earth’ and re-mould them. These things, stuff from the land, are held together and re-emerge, stressing and straining out a notion of wonder and a set of functions and ideas that are imposed by this exhibition’s alignment.


Fernando Saiki’s image of sushi, with severed fingers on top of rice seeds, bound with seaweed leafage, sets kinky, perverted tones. Bob Matthews’ structure and sign-like imagery is a sticking device linking and manipulating the other pieces together and referring them to his decision-making. Matthews’ wider practice of counter cultural activity both current and historical is bought to play and collides purposely with Yuta Segawa’s Lilliputian works.


These pots straddle a highly focused vision of the world – a detailed worship of transforming muds – exploring the worth of paying attention to the details of our value systems and understanding of domains. They knot together childhood and adult states of experiencing objects. James Keith’s charcoal and paper works bring attention to leftovers, the burnt-out carbon remains and fuel, a double page spread of locked up potentials. At 800 degrees and above materials can be changed forever and with that control we can move to new places.


At 800˚ the Tokyo Kahuna will be moving to Montana soon, yes they will is curated by Finlay Taylor


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