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Open Studios on December 1st & 2nd was a roaring success – we had to operate a one-in one-out policy on car park spaces on both days, the building was relatively warm for once, and, from what I can gather, quite a lot of sales were made. Further photographs will be updated to the website, but a taster of the event is shown below.

Huggermuggers, one of our guest exhibitors, have written of their first Open Studios experience on their blog – read all about it here.

Grove magazine featured a lovely piece on the event in their December issue – profiling 9 people who were exhibiting at Open Studios: Mole Browne, Jo Ratcliffe, Lisa Jones, Jacqui Roche, William Warbrick, Mary Grant, Pip Hackett, Dan Hopwood and Huggermuggers.

Away from the studios Mr Lisa Jones Cards aka Edward Underwood has work in a group exhibition at Camden Arts Centre called Strange Events Permit Themselves the Luxury of Occurring. He finds his work exhibited alongside such illustrious names as Lynn Chadwick, Hans Coper, Alberto Giacometti, Jenny Holzer and Franz West.

Mrs Lisa Jones Cards, aka Lisa Jones, has had some recent press in Japanese magazine Spoon.

If your German is good enough you can read about Open Studios, and the work of Julie Goldsmith, Melissa Hunt and Sandra Shashou in the article from Stern Magazine below. The tenet of the piece is an exploration of shopping destinations in London that are off the beaten track of most tourists.

Katy Moran's gallery Stuart Shave/Modern Art have given Katy the prestigious honour of having a solo exhibition of her work at the Basel Art Fair Miami Beach, which took place at the beginning of December. In the back log of reading that I put aside when gearing up for Open Studios I also came across an article on the Art Market in Wallpaper which featured one of Katy's paintings.

Natasha Laflin has work in a group show at Subway Gallery which opened on December 6th and runs until January 5th. If you haven't been to the Subway Gallery before then you might need some direction – it is in the subway (see what they did there) underneath Edgware road if you are transferring from one of the Edgware Road stations to the other.

While some couples may have made mixtapes for each other back in the early days of courting (and in the Eighties/Nineties – surely it must be cds and mp3 files now?) - Zakee Shariff and Al Fingers are continuing this fine tradition – Al has produced a mixtape in response to Zakee's recent Stardust collection – you can listen to his selection on his website or purchase it from Juno Records.

Liza Campbell has work in a show held at Cavaliero Finn in Dulwich leading up to Christmas.


The far-reaching talents of Jo Ratcliffe have recently been requistioned by the Hong Kong shopping mecca that is Lane Crawford. Jo's Christmas dressing of the shop includes a huge chandelier structure as well as the store's windows. Wallpaper have also singled out Jo for inclusion in a lunch they hosted, and documented, for London's young creative talent.

The Sway Open exhibition in, funnily enough, Sway in Hampshire features work by Laura Green. The exhibition is open until February 10th next year.


Meanwhile Sarah Dwyer is in an exhibition titled Notting Heaven at Sartorial Contemporary Art on Kensington Church Street until January 19th.


Which just leaves us to say Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2008!


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