Galleries - January 2011

DESIGNER MAKERS - JEWELLERY GillianGee: jewellery DESIGNER MAKERS - METAL Paul Gottschalk: sculptor & art metalsmith ILLUSTRATORS Victoria Hooper-Duckham: illustrator: books, cards, giftware STUDIOS Brockley Artists: 48 artists White Yard Studios: Bonnie Brown. Brian Bishop - GALLERIES ONLINE see area listings for stock Bicha: stimulation for the nation Castle Arts F.magnus-Hirshfield: sixty years in bronze and silver Galerie Besson: mainly one-person shows of contemp ceramics Henry Moore Foundation LlewellynAlexander: contemporary oils, watercolours, pastels Marine House at Beer Martin’s Gallery: art gallery Off The Wall Gallery Pyms Gallery The Railings Gallery The Russell Gallery: all shows of artists on view Sea Pictures Gallery: contemporary marine art in all media Turner Gallery Twenty Twenty Gallery: contemporary art & craft gallery Wetpaint Gallery The Whitley Art Gallery: contemporary paintings, prints, etc PUBLIC GALLERIES Dulwich Picture Gallery: important 17th & 18th C. Old Masters Imperial War Museum INTERNET ART SITES 51. GALLERIES JANUARY 11 Unit 24 Gallery is a fantastic hybrid conceptual gallery, that confused and excited me when I first entered it. Unaware, I carefully checked out the rails of uniform dry cleaning protected in clear plastic covers. After the rails is a hotel-sized reception desk stretching across most of the back wall, where I was greeted by a smartly dressed woman. Spots Dry Cleaners are the gallery’s sponsor and the gallery is run by Ania Cerelczak and Kasia Morawska. Ania studied philosophy in Poland and Kasia attended the Royal Academy in London and works as a sculptor and interior designer. The concept was born two years ago when Spots Dry Cleaners, one of her clients, were looking for a company to share their new premises a few minutes away from the former power station that is now Tate Modern . For Ania, a philosopher, having the shared space allows a freedom to play, an intention that I imagine many galleries begin with but lose as the commercial concerns come knocking. Having had shows as diverse as Peggy Atherton’s shrines to road kill, an auction for EMERGENCY UK, and currently a recreation of Tate Modern by Jasper Joffe and Harry Pye (with the chance to buy their versions of an original from the Tate’s collection) the gallery also hosts artists’ talks, has a bookshop and a café and . . . its own official, resident busker! Simon Thomas Spots Dry Cleaners 020 7401 2142 Open 8 – 5 weekdays A SYNERGY OF ART & DRY CLEANING