For the first in this year’s series on Christmas selling shows, we profile projects taking place in Brighton, Glasgow, Hull, London (and Miami).
CCA/Welcome Home, Glasgow
CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts has partnered with Welcome Home, the small craft and design store sited in the art centre’s foyer, to produce a new series of limited edition artworks by artists Sarah Forrest, Nicolas Party, Ciara Phillips and Lucy Skaer. The newly developed print editions are available at affordable prices from £50 to £350, with the profits returned to CCA’s editions programme.
Welcome Home, CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.
Contemporary Christmas Craft Fair, ARTLINK, Hull
This Saturday, toe-tapping, sing-along music and complimentary mulled wine will accompany visitors as they browse the craft stalls and visit the print show at ARTLINK, where they’ll be 200 prints to choose from starting from £10. Also on sale will be work by textile artist Bridget Murray who has designed her own range of Christmas paper and household wares.
Saturday 30 November, 12-6pm, ARTLINK, Centre For Community Arts, 87 Princes Avenue, Hull. artlink.uk.net
Banner Repeater, London
The artist-led project space and artists’ reading room becomes a Print Room for the month of December. Newly commissioned works by Laure Prouvost, Emma Hart, John Russell, Benedict Drew, Shaun Doyle and Mally Mallinson will be on sale as limited edition prints, with the proceeds going to support Banner Repeater’s commissioning and publishing. Print Room also features a select number of limited edition works by artists including Clunie Reid and Elizabeth Price, plus two issues of the sought after BANK tabloid from 1997.
30 November-23 December (Print Room), Banner Repeater, Platform 1, Hackney Downs railway station, London. bannerrepeater.org
House of Voltaire, Studio Voltaire, London and Miami
Planning on migrating to warmer climes over the winter holidays? If so, Alexandre da Cunha’s beach towel may be on your wishlist, available through South London-based Studio Voltaire’s temporary shop, House of Voltaire. This year, House of Voltaire will be making an appearance at NADA in Miami from 5-8 December – hence the beach theme, which continues with Matthew Brannon’s Beach Bag, perfect for winter private views or next year’s seaside biennales. And don’t worry if you’re not planning a trip to Miami – you can also buy online via Studio Voltaire’s website and a selection of products are available from the gallery in South London. All proceeds will benefit Studio Voltaire’s exhibition programme.
Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelson’s Row, London, SW4 7JR. www.studiovoltaire.org
The Brighton-based photography organisation has recently released from their archive a set of four collectible little books from The Country Life project (1996 – 2000). Priced at £12, this series is a response to the archives and works of a high-street studio working between the 1920s and 1960s. Photoworks are also offering a signed copy of an accompanying publication with all of their prints. Works begin at £165, with Ori Gersht’s Artist’s Book available for £265.
Photoworks, 58-67 Grand Parade, Brighton BN2 9QA. Items are available from shop.photoworks.org.uk