Thankfully, help is at hand from a sleigh-full of designers clamouring to peddle their festive wares to the more discerning Christmas shopper. Here’s a round-up of just a few of the events coming up.
Wobble & Squint Christmas Fair
Wobble & Squint, also known as Errol Fernandes and Anne-Laure Franchette, are a duo of artists/curators, and the pair are inviting creative types to take part in a unique art, music and game-playing extravaganza in London’s Stoke Newington on 17 December.
They are currently accepting applications to sell at the fair, but all wares must have a subversive edge. Suggestions include Christmas Loves and Hates, Christmas overkill, personal Christmas traditions, shock horror Christmas presents and Christmas compilations. Applications must be submitted by 30 November.
Visit http://wobbleandsquint.tumblr.com/ for more information
Outline Editions Christmas Pop-Up
Soho’s Outline Editions – home to the Noma Bar’s marvellous image-cutting dog – is hosting an online and physical Christmas sale, featuring lovely avian-based prints from Kristjana S Williams; new screenprints and animal woodcuts by Patrick Thomas and lots of other lovely prints from the likes of Kate Moross, Anthony Burrill and Supermundane. The store is holding a late-night Christmas shopping evening on 8 December. Visit http://www.outline-editions.co.uk/ for more information.
Eleven Spitalfields Festive Collection
Opening next Thursday is Eleven Spitalfields’ Festive Collection, which draws together art and design works from practitioners including interior and giftware designer Michelle Mason; Ukrainian-born painter Ohla Pryymak and jewellery designer Sarah Eyton. The Festive Collection will be exhibited from 1 – 8 December. For details visit www.elevenspitalfields.com
Soma Gallery Christmas Show
Bristol’s Soma Gallery http://somagallery.co.uk has its Christmas show already underway, featuring a mixture of prints and original drawings and paintings from artists incluing Andy Smith, Gemma Correll, Ben Javens, Sam Chivers and Spencer Wilson.