Christmas Past. Fascinating historical exhibition which has dug up loads of facts on Christmas in bygone days. Closes Jan 2002, The Public Record Office, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Mon Weds Fri 9am-5pm, Tues 10am-7pm, Thurs 9.30am-7pm, Sat 9.30am-5pm.

Clapham Art Gallery, 61 Venn Street. Michelle Noach, Salon Vertigo. Printworker Michelle presents a retrospective exhibition with work from her 13 year career. Opens Tuesday, closes December 24, Tue-Sat 1-9pm Sun 1-5pm.

Stanley Picker Gallery. The History Room. A collection of works by Charlotte Moore, whose paintings part still life, part landscape explores the artistic territory of 20th century painting. Closes February 1 2002, Tues to Fri 11am-6pm, Thurs 11am-7pm, Sat by appointment. Kingston University, Knights Park, Kingston. 020 8547 8074.

The Penny School Gallery, Kingston College, 55 Richmond Road, Kingston. Fused. Seven third year sculpture students will show an exhibition of new work. Closes December 15, Mon-Fri 10.30am-5pm, Sat 11am-3pm

Richmond's River. Pictures of and inspired by the Thames in Richmond. Museum of Richmond, Old Town Hall, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond. 11am-5pm Tues to Sat, £1-£2. Closes January 26, 2002.

Local Faces. Freelance photographer Anne Purkiss has captured some of Richmond's famous residents, including Sir Richard Attenborough and inventor Trevor Baylis, on film. Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, Tue-Sat 1pm-4.30pm, Sun 2pm-4.30pm, free, closes January 27.

Jean Glenn Mitchell. Former equine artist has turned his hand to wonderful paintings of Hampton Court and the surrounding area. Hampton Hill Gallery, Hampton Hill High Street, Mon-Sat, 9.30am-5pm.

Robert Brown. Surrey-based artist in this year's Christmas Exhibition at the Gallery Of Modern Art. Closes December 20, Mon-Thurs 10am-4pm. Gallery of Modern Art, 9 Barmouth Road, SW18.

Kingston Museum, Wheatfield Way, Kingston, 020 8546 1229. Generation. Weird and wonderful creations from four artists ranging from mysterious puppets and griffins to beautifully coloured hats made as a response to the museum's 17th century embroidered hanging. 10am-5pm, closed Weds and Sun.

Urban Escape. Contemporary artwork by Michael Bishop and Ian Bosworth. Closes January 18th 2002, Advocate Galleries, 372 Old York Road, Wandsworth, 020 8877 0072.

Tender Is The Night. Floral works by Jo Self Kew Gardens first artist in residence. Many of the works are for sale with proceeds going towards Kew's conservation work in Madagascar. Closes January 31, daily from 9.30, £6.50-£4.50 also includes entry to the gardens.

The Fountain Gallery. A new gallery which is run by two dozen artists from the Hampton Court area with a range of works from paintings, sculptures and mixed media. The Fountain Gallery, 26 Bridge Road, East Molesey, closes December 23, Tue-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun noon-4pm, 020 8941 5133.

Backlight Art Exhibition. A new exhibition by South London Arts Collective. Closes January 6,The Wandsworth Museum Community Gallery, The Court House, 11 Garratt Lane, 10am-5pm, 020 8871 7074.

Wandsworth in View. An exhibition of entries from the annual Wandsworth photographic competition over the years. Closes 13 January 2002, Tues-Sat, 10-5, Sun 2pm-5pm, Wandsworth Museum, The Courthouse, 11 Garratt Lane, 020 8871 7074.

Richmond Printmakers. Footprints, an exhibition of prints one foot square. Closes January 27, Weds-Sat 10am -5.30pm, Sun 11pm-5pm, Richmond Printmakers Gallery, Church Terrace, Red Lion Street, Richmond.

Art For Christmas. Kingston artists show off their work in this exhibition designed with Christmas in mind. Closes December 23, Mon - Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat - Sun 11am-3pm, The Anderson Hill Gallery, St Peter's House, The Old Church School, Cambridge Road, Kingston, 020 8546 3800.

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