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This will be the final Open Studios to be held at the current Great Western Studios so will be an ideal hunting ground for bargains of all shapes and sizes. We will be relocating later in the summer to the new Great Western Studios at 65 Alfred Road. Please come along to this Open Studios and help us to celebrate the 15 years that we have been in the current building as we look forward to a secure future in our new home.

There will be the usual unusual mix of highly desirable objects and artworks, from paintings and sculpture to millinery, furniture, ceramics and jewellery. If that isn't enough to tempt you there will also be Pimms and lemonade! Open 12 - 6pm both days, and limited onsite parking is available.

Studio resident pranksters Jay Burridge and Savage Henry are part of an International Group Show, "A show in that nice old bank on the corner" at Apart, 133 - 137 Westbourne Grove running from 4th May until 28th of June. Open from 11am - 7pm daily (Wednesdays 8pm). You can catch a preview of the show on YouTube here.

David Worthington has curated an exhibition of contemporary sculpture at Woburn Abbey which opens on May 16th and runs through to July 31st in the Repton designed grounds of the house. The exhibition also features work by Mr Mary Grant, aka Julian Wild - the full catalogue is available here.

Sarah Dwyer has work in the inaugural show at Josh Lilley. Sarah will follow this group show with a solo show at the gallery later in the year.

Lynn Parotti and Paul Vanstone are 2 of 6 exhibitors taking part in a new exhibition at Gallery 6 at Imperial Wharf called Sixth Sense. The exhibition opens on May 19th and runs through until June 30th. It will also house a pop-up space at the back of the gallery which will feature print works by Tommy Penton and Shiv.

The schedule of publishing means that Al Newman and Zakee Shariff's joint project, the A-Z of fashion is hitting the shelves on May 18th although they finished compiling and writing it sometime last year. It should be available from all good bookstores and is on pre-order from Amazon at the moment.

David Ben White had a short show at Studio 1.1 showing works in progress - here are a few installation shots from the exhibition.

Katherine Lubar has work in 2 upcoming shows . . . or even possibly 3. To explain - one of the shows is a travelling exhibition called Travelling Light, part one takes place at 30 Queensdown Road in E5 and the second part takes place in Venice. The London section runs from May 15th to May 28th and Italian section from June 6th to June 10th.

The other exhibition is in Cardiff, titled Wood Canvas Steel (?), it takes place at tactile Bosch studios and runs from May 24th to June 13th.

The weekend before our Open Studios is the weekend of Untitled 2009. The fair is held at Chelsea Old Town Hall and features Faye Haskins, it is open from 10-7 on the Saturday and 11-5 on the Sunday. If you need tickets for the event try contacting Faye via her website.


Blue Curry has been a participant in 2 recent pop-up shows. One was called HackGold and took place in... HACKney by some GOLDsmiths students - see what they did there. The other one was in Peckham and titled Group/Grope - you can take the students away from the wordplay but you can't take the wordplay away from the students!

Katy Moran is in the middle of a sponsored retreat on the Penwith peninsula - or rather she is the latest beneficiary of the Tate St Ives Residency Programme - taking studio no 5 at Porthmeor Studios. Porthmeor studios is allegedly the oldest artist studio complex in the country dating back more than 150 years. Studio 5 was Ben Nicholson's studio and Patrick Heron used it after that; it is the only space in the building without a view of the sea, deliberately chosen by Ben Nicholson so that he wasn't distracted. Katy has work in a new show at Tate St Ives, Contemporary Fine and Applied Arts: 1928-2009, which opens on May 16th and runs through to September 27th.


An OnOffice magazine alerted us to Sophie Smallhorn's participation in a show at Aram Gallery curated by Ptolemy Mann called Significant Colour.

Kate Gibb is back from her appearance at a conference in Sydney. Here's a screen grab from her talk - I'm banned from giving you the details of how you find the whole film that I took this from, but if you Google hard enough you'll find it.


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