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Sean Kelly launches full website

London SE1 website team

Autumn a busy time at the Sean Kelly Gallery which has launched a website to meet the needs of artists and students based around the Elephant & Castle.

Sean Kelly Gallery

This month students are arriving at the Elephant's London College of Communication and the London South Bank University. In between the two, in London Road, is the Sean Kelly Gallery which offers a student discount.

Art materials, including the full Winsor & Newton range, portfolios and carry cases, technical pens, pencils and graphic markers can be found at competitive prices and crammed into this little shop.

The website has almost twenty different views of the shop and links to art material sites. There is a also a dramatic example of picture restoration undertaken in the workshop.

Sean Kelly Gallery

There is plenty of expert advice available. For the last four years the business has been in the hands of a family and staff who are all working artists. Nazir Sulemanji is a wildlife photographer from Tanzania who comes with 21 years experience at Kodak. His wife Shakila is a graphic designer and their art student daughter Sara is already selling work.

In the workshop, where frames are handfinished and the rare art of gilding continues, are Karl Swinyard and Mike Stevens who have fine art backgrounds.

Limited edition prints start at 35. Hand-made greeting cards are 3.25. Cards by local artists include Sarah Gibb. A delightful bright postcard by Craigie Aitchison RA ,a regular customer, is just 55p.

• The Sean Kelly Gallery at 21 London Road is open Mon-Fri 9.30-5.30pm and Sat 10am-5pm; 020 7928 9722.

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