Galleries - December 2012

above: A nita Mandl, ‘Uakari’, bronze, Ed of 6, 17 cm high from Gallery Pangolin ART Presence De Morgan Centre The De Morgan Centre, 38 West Hill, London SW18 1RX A selling exhibition for the festive season that explores the transformation of familiar materials into surprising shapes and forms. Featuring stunning silk scarves from Anne Selby, architecturally inspired pieces by wood turner Kevin Hutson and the striking glassware of glass artists Peter Layton and Heather Konschuh, this exhibition offers the perfect opportunity to purchase affordable & utterly unique gifts. T: 020 8871 1144 Eel Pie Island Artists Christmas Open Studios Eel Pie Island, Twickenham TW1 3DY Saturday Dec 8 and Sunday Dec 9 2012. A unique opportunity to buy or commission original arts and crafts directly from the artists. Visitors can explore the fascinating array of welcoming studios tucked in and around the working boatyards of Eel Pie Island. Open 10.30–6.30. London Glassblowing 62-66 Bermondsey St London SE1 3UD The welcoming glow of of the roaring furnaces, the warm festive atmosphere – and a treasure trove of fine pieces by 20 members of the studio. This year the gallery will feature stunning free blown baubles by Peter Layton combined with hall- marked silver detail by Howard Fenn and limited edition exquisite miniatures of selected designs by Layton and his team. Open Mon-Sat 10-6 T: 020 7403 2800 w Peter Layton ‘Christmas Baubles’ Russell Gallery 12 Lower Richmond Road, Putney, London SW15 1JP The Russell Gallery's Christmas show begins on Thur Nov 29 & continues until Feb 2. We have over 50 artists represented and constantly change paintings. Prices from £300. Open Tue-Sat 10-5.30 T: 020 8780 5228 Julian Bailey NEAC ‘Two People in a cafe’ 11 x 10 ins, oil Cheyne Drawing Studio The London Sketch Club, 7 Dilke Street, London SW3 4JE Life Drawing & Painting every Tue 10-5 with Richard Colson. T: 020 8743 2682 4 Watercolour Workshops with Bill Newton. T: 07956 382746 Martyn Gregory Gallery 34 Bury Street, St James’s, London SW1 A Winter Exhibition of British Drawings and Watercolours, including pictures from £150, many below £1,000. Nov 21-Dec 14. Open Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 11-4 T: 020 7839 3731 attrib. James Harrison (fl. 1827-81) Sketching near Hampstead’, 9 x 14¼ ins Anne Selby ‘Concertina Stole’ Richard Colson ‘Studio Study’ 8. GALLERIES DECEMBER 12