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Although the breadth of work produced at Great Western Studios is wide ranging and varied there does seem to be a seasonal bent to what is happening at any one time. Spring seems to be painting season.

Catherine Goodman has a show of new works opening at Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street. The exhibition runs from April 30th to May 24th.

David Ben White and Justin Hibbs' show, Working Space, at the University of the Arts Gallery on Davies Street W1 opened last month and is ongoing until April 18th.

David and Justin gave an artists talk on April 9th at the gallery which was the same evening as the opening of Yukako Shibata's show Luminescence at the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation overlooking Regents Park. Yukako's work combines painting, sculpture, photography and installation with a vocabulary of minimal and recurring forms.

Katy Moran has had a major show at the esteemed gallery Andrea Rosen in New York. Katy's show has pricked up the ears of the New York press and also the blogosphere – alongside the press reviews below you can read what the public thought about it here and here. Katy's work in the group show at Tate Britain has just closed.

Five Great Western Artists are exhibiting together at the crypt of the Parish Church of St Pancras; titled Still Another Place the show features Simon Dawe, Julie Goldsmith, Rachel Schwalm, Paul Vanstone and Felicity Warbrick. The private view of the show takes place on May 1st and the exhibition continues every day until May 29th.

Estelle Thompson's work was in Tipping Point, an exhibition at Purdy Hicks Gallery that was previewed in a previous blog entry. The show was reviewed by Michael Stubbs in Turps Banana.

Winsor Gallery in Vancouver is hosting an exhibition of Emily Young's work. The show runs from May 1st to May 25th.

In Pieces is a group show that has just opened at 39 Myddleton Square, EC1 - the exhibition is dedicated to Christopher Landoni who was a good friend of ex Great Westerners Oliver Michaels and Toby Ziegler, the exhibition continues until April 27th.

Lynn Parotti is having a group show in the Bahamas with her sister Holly Parotti. Called Limit the show is at Popopstudios in Nassau and runs until April 28th. Lynn is showing some of her new works based on the fragile eco-system of the salt manufacturing beds on Inagua, an island at the Southernmost reaches of the Bahamas.

The Great Western Studios outpost in Texas (sole membership held by Gabriela Trzebinski) is pleased to announce that... Gabriela Trzebinski has fully ensconced herself in the local art world. She has work in an exhibition at the Blaffer Gallery highlighting work made by artists in Houston, she is giving a talk at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston and she's giving a talk at the Menil Collection as well.

Zakee Shariff's news is that she has prints (and t-shirts) for sale in Liberty Menswear and she has a newly launched clothing range available exclusively in Japan.


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