The Dinner Table

8 Dec 2021–23 Dec 2021
PV 9 Dec 2021, 4-9pm


Come in, come closer, take a seat, take a closer look. It’s warm inside and it smells like pears and oranges, maybe cinnamon. The table is laid. Candles are lit and everyone is waiting for you.

San Mei Gallery is thrilled to be organising a second fundraising initiative. After the success of the 2020 online edition, Pending, consisting of small artist-made objects hanging in space, this year we invited a number of artists, designers and makers to create an object for or about the dinner table. While the cold days of December bring along homely feels, festivities, gatherings with loved ones, we warmly invite everyone to enter the gallery space where they will be greeted by a long table spread with artist-made objects, artworks, artefacts and full of surprises.

The objects and artworks will be available to purchase in the gallery and online, and can be collected right away, just in time for winter celebrations. This fundraiser supports both the participating artists and our 2022 exhibition and performance programme. San Mei provides an important platform for emerging artists and designers at a crucial stage in their careers by staging four subsidised exhibitions a year drawn from open call. Supporting this exhibition will enable San Mei to continue playing a role in the trajectory of early career creative practitioners, providing a space for work to be seen and ideas to be tested out. 

Dinner is served! Tutti a tavola! A’ table! Can be viewed at San Mei Gallery or online at from 1st December until 31st December (during Gallery opening times). It will feature unique contributions of more than 70 invited emerging and established artists. Artist-objects start from £50.

The Dinner Table will take place both physically and online across 1-31 December, with an online sale of the artworks on our website across the month, and a physical installation of all the artworks and objects, which will be on display and available for purchase in the gallery from 8-23 December.

Online sales purchased after 23 December will be posted from 5 January.

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