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It's a bumper crop of Great Western Studios news. Not least of which is the imminent Open Studios - December 2nd & 3rd from 12-6 on both days. An ideal Christmas shopping opportunity if you are trying to avoid the high street and find unique, interesting and beautiful gifts. We are ringing the changes this year; say goodbye to mulled wine and hello to mulled cider - but there will still be the fantastic range of art and craft works by the resident artists at the studios. In addition there are five guest exhibitors; Anna Steinberg, Mizuyo Yamashita, Angela Cork, Vanessa Cohen and Caroline Watson. We have already achieved a considerable amount of press for the event. With a two page piece in The Hill magazine, a piece in Gardens Illustrated and listings in Period Living, Grand Designs Magazine and Grove.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in coming to Open Studios but who may have not received an invitation from us please do get them to either get in touch with us or just come along at the weekend.

Folk and Shöfolk have been very busy press-wise as well. Their work has featured in the following magazines, I-D, Time Out, Nylon and The London Paper.

If you don't think you can pull off the all-yellow look as pictured in I-D, the yellow Folk cardigan can be worn with non-yellow clothes as well.
Maggie Macateer of Folk has also found fame recently in the pages of Grazia, maybe making up for the fact that her brother, Cathal, was pipped at the post in the Scottish Style Awards, menswear designer of the year.

Laura Green and Sarah Dwyer are curating, and starring in an exhibition called Saudade that opens on November 16th and runs until December 3rd - the exhibition also features work by Clare Parry. Running concurrently to this show is another group show which also features work by Laura and Sarah; Shibboleth is at Dilston Grove, SE16.  

Two shows that were mentioned in last months news have had reviews published in the intervening period. Katy Moran's show at Modern Art was reviewed by Martin Herbert in Time Out and Simon Dawe's show at the St Pancras Cruising Club was reviewed in Ham & High.

Jacques Nazaire has a forthcoming show at "Au Fil des Mots', 19 Bute Street, SW7 3EY which will run from the beginning of December through to mid December. David Ben White has work in a two man show called 'Scumtrap' at the Toilet Gallery (no, really), 151 Clarence Street, Kingston, KT1 running from December 8th through to December 21st. Meanwhile you still have time to catch David's show at Studio 1.1 on Redchurch Street, Olivia Musgrave's show at John Martin on Albermarle Street and Darren Almond's show in Essen.  


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