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At the risk of everyone getting bored of this – GWS Open Studios is on December 1st & 2nd this year. If you get this news link by e-mail you will get an e-invite in November – if you access the site (or blog) independently and want an e-invite please drop me an e-mail.

We are nearly at the end of playing host to an exhibition of work by Kevin Parissien. The mixture of painting and sculpted works ran from October 8th and continues until October 17th.

After this a group of 4 current studio artists and one ex-of-the-studios are putting together a show that will run from October 29th until November 4th. The artists involved are, in alphabetical order, Jo Chate, Sarah Dwyer, Laura Green, Clare Parry and Yukako Shibata and the exhibition will take place in the gallery space at the studios.

Coming up are a slew of studio artist exhibitions in the capital. Sarah Dwyer's show Something There Somewhere opens on November 13th and runs untli December 21st at The Gallery on Charing Cross Road.

Sean Alexander has a piece of his work in an exhibition at Cosh on Berwick Street where all the works take the humble rabbit as a starting point. If you can get to the show you can also meet 2 very sweet rabbits, one white and one black. It's worth going for that alone.

Lynn Parotti had new work in a group show at the RAC from September 24th until October 12th.

Cristina Rodriguez's exhibition at the Chelsea Arts Club is still up and viewable until October 29th.

Julie Goldsmith has a forthcoming exhibition (curated and produced by the dynamic duo of Simon Dawe and Danny Wootton of Wootton Dawe enterprises) at the Water Point in King's Cross. The opening is on Halloween . . . . which seems rather apt for Julie's mystical creatures. If you haven't been to the Water Point before it may be advisable to take a map - see below for location.

The behemoth that is über chic retailer Toast continues to garner press for Brickett Davda's ceramics - this time in Elle Decoration.

In demand illustrator, Alice Tait, has been slaving over a whole host of illustration commissions of late. As well as her weekly illustration for the FT she has also illustrated the type for the Charlotte Church autobiography, the cover of The People of Privilege Hill and a piece for the Australian magazine Gourmet Traveller

The art jamboree has been in town for Frieze, Zoo et al. Those with keen eyes may well have spotted the following Great Western Studios' artists: Darren Almond, Neal Tait, Katy Moran, Jeremy Dickinson, Justin Hibbs.


Zakee Shariff is one of three artists who have been selected by Early Griffin to launch their ongoing series of artist screenprints. They are producing a limited edition run of 50 of each work - and you can get your print here.

Kate Gibb's relationship with the music industry continues apace; she has recently finished working with Patrick Duffy of No Days Off on a campaign for raved about artist Sonny J.

Vogue magazine features 2 studio creatives this month. Fromental are featured in an article about the trends in silk and Jo Ratcliffe has art directed a shoot on new fragrances.

Back in the annals of time – a couple of weeks ago – Fashion Week hit London. Before After continued their longstanding working relationship with Anya Hindmarch by designing her show space for the week. The space they used is to be one of 2 new London stores for the renowned handbag and shoe designer – so, on the theme of producing a Blueprint for the store, they put together the space.

Anne Musso crops up in World of Interiors this month in an article on bowls.

Finally, long standing friend of the studios Willy Borrell has, once again, been up to good/no good depending on your take on the situation. He has featured in the Holy Moly mailout not once, not twice, but three times since he last graced these pages. The finest of his missives can be seen here.



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