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The London Group The London Group was formed by an amalgamation of the Camden Town group and English Vorticists 1913 The membership selection committee sits once a year.
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"A vital strand of artistic diversity and free-thinking in an art-world increasingly dominated by market forces and curatorial conformity." Nicholas Usherwood, Features Editor, Galleries Magazine

The London Group was set up in 1913 by thirty two artists including Robert Bevan, Henri Gaudier Brzeska, Jacob Epstein, Duncan Grant, Wyndham Lewis, Lucien Pissarro and Walter Sickert, with the aim of cr

eating a powerful artist-run group to act as a counter-balance to institutions such as the Royal Academy. The founding group created a unique structure for an organisation, that has gone on to successfully nurture the careers of many of Britain’s best-known artists. The London Group Today

The London Group is a thriving democratic co-operative of artists practicing in all disciplines, from painting and sculpture to moving image and performance, with a full annual events programme in London and beyond. The Group’s written constitution requires it "to advance public awareness of contemporary visual art by holding exhibitions annually." Operating in the interstices between existing art institutions, the Group’s focus today is on self-generated exhibitions. Curated and managed by its artist members, these events aim to offer a serious and alternative perspective to contemporary visual arts in Britain. "What The London Group seeks to show is that art's inner strength (and thus its outer weakness) lies in the co-operative multiplication of differences beyond all ties to non-art interests." Mike Phillipson, The London Group

The London Group holds a prestigious biannual Open Exhibition where artists, at all stages of their careers, are invited to submit work to exhibit alongside members’. Membership

Membership currently stands at just under ninety and criteria for membership are the quality of a maker's emerging vision and commitment to the Group's activities. As a co-operative the Group finds its strength in its encouragement of diversity. Indeed the Group's very identity and long-term viability is vested in its embrace of the differences of vision displayed in its members' work. Existing members are eligible to nominate new members for election based on submission of their current work. The London Group currently holds many of its events at its unofficial headquarters, The Cello Factory, Waterloo, London.

Less than two weeks to the Waterloo Festival 2024 and our free outdoor sculpture exhibition "Landscapes" featuring work ...
30/06/2024

Less than two weeks to the Waterloo Festival 2024 and our free outdoor sculpture exhibition "Landscapes" featuring work by 20 London Group members
To find out more about the festival visit: https:// stjohnswaterloo.org/arts/wf2024/
Landscapes at
July 11 @ 9:00 am - August 11 @ 8:00 pm
Churchyard, St John's Waterloo 73, Waterloo Road,
London,

The London Group Exhibiting Artists

Jonathan Armour
Barbara Beyer
Slawomir Blatton
Paul Bonomini
Mary Branson
Clive Burton
Paul and Laura Carey
Martin Darbyshire
Stathis Dimitriadis
Cadi Froehlich
Marenka Gabeler
Alexandra Harley
Chris Horner
Anne Leigniel
Sumi Perera
Tommy Seaward
Paul Tecklenberg
Bill Watson
Tisna Westerhoff




Another work from our next annual London Group exhibition - STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT- which opens at the wonderful Bermonds...
28/06/2024

Another work from our next annual London Group exhibition - STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT- which opens at the wonderful Bermondsey Project Space in September
"River's Edge Night Fall " by David Wiseman ARWS LG

STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT features film and video work, photography, painting, print and sculpture by our members. The show will be in two parts with Part I opening on 17 Sept.
David Wiseman Bermondsey Project Space

Based on Manet's painting Le Déjuner sur L'herbe 1762, the 'Luncheon In The Park" a new 2x3m translucent textile piece, ...
28/06/2024

Based on Manet's painting
Le Déjuner sur L'herbe 1762, the 'Luncheon In The Park" a new 2x3m translucent textile piece, will be part of
"Landscapes" sculpture exhibition with
A free outdoor sculpture exhibition in St John's Churchyard Gardens in partnership with and
The London Group at Waterloo Festival
2024.
St John's Churchyard Gardens, St John's
Waterloo SE1 8TY
11 Jul-11 Aug.
Open daily, 9am to 8pm
Free
This will be The London Group's fourth sculpture exhibition in St John's Churchyard as part of the Waterloo Festival.
Tisna Westerhof Waterloo Festival

Just a taster of our next annual London Group exhibition - STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT- which opens at the wonderful Bermondse...
26/06/2024

Just a taster of our next annual London Group exhibition - STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT- which opens at the wonderful Bermondsey Project Space in September...

The painting, 'My Rock and Roll Accountant, is by Suzan Swale. Suzan writes, 'From Cornwall to London. Memories from a train journey!

STILLNESS IN MOVEMENT features film and video work, photography, painting, print and sculpture by our members. The show will be in two parts with Part I opening on 17 Sept.
Suzan Swale has been exhibiting since 1960 and has been a member of the Group for almost as long. She is currently showing in Women in Revolt at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh. This critically acclaimed exploration of feminist art opened at Tate Britain last year.

Denys J. Wilcox on a thwarted ambitionThe surprising tale of Patricia Preece, Dorothy Hepworth and The London Group"Havi...
24/06/2024

Denys J. Wilcox on a thwarted ambition

The surprising tale of Patricia Preece, Dorothy Hepworth and The London Group

"Having met and fallen in love as students at the Slade in 1918, Dorothy Hepworth and Patricia Preece also shared a serious-minded attitude to their painting and felt ‘the women’s standard of painting in general was not what it ought to be’. Disapproving of the establishment exhibiting societies such as the RA, RBA and even the NEAC, they aspired early on to belong to the more progressive London Group. During my research into their curious partnership I was intrigued to discover that one of their shared ambitions was to be elected members of The London Group – but it was an ambition that was to remain unfulfilled ........."

In our latest newsletter full of interesting articles and news.

Go to
https://323a5.r.a.d.sendibm1.com/mk/mr/sh/OycXxko2a8zXQ0OXUiMMD8O9/70Te95DUa

Lots of great articles and news in our latest newsletter including a fully illustrated article about the working process...
22/06/2024

Lots of great articles and news in our latest newsletter including a fully illustrated article about the working process of new member sculptor Stathis Dimitriadis LG

A Question Of Process #23: Stathis Dimitriadis LG

Sandra Crisp LG: “Stathis’ artworks live in the area between handcrafted materiality and conceptual imagery. Trained as a potter, he uses a variety of throwing and hand building processes to produce ceramic sculptures. Using text and readymades in a playful way to create spatial metaphors and conceptual paradoxes.

To read the newsletter including the full article go to
https://323a5.r.a.d.sendibm1.com/mk/mr/sh/OycXxko2a8zXQ0OXUiMMD8O9/70Te95DUa

Welcome to our Summer Newsletter ! Go to:
22/06/2024

Welcome to our Summer Newsletter ! Go to:

"There is no mistaking whose bench is whose. Our making is wildly different and at opposite ends of the spectrum. Paul's space is tidy and clean….and mine is not." Alexandra Harley LG

Sandra Crisp LG shows in The Computer Arts Society Members’ Exhibition 202426th June – September 2024CAS Gallery Space, ...
21/06/2024

Sandra Crisp LG shows in The Computer Arts Society Members’ Exhibition 2024
26th June – September 2024
CAS Gallery Space, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue, London, EC2R 7BP
(Nearest tube stations: Moorgate Liverpool Street)
Opening event and talks by Participating Artists: Wed 26th June, 1900 – 2100
The event will be held in person at the BCS London offices and via Zoom: To book a (free) place, visit: computerartssociety.eventbrite.co.uk

Ian Parker LG shows in two forthcoming exhibitions. The Minories Summer Exhibition , Colchester July 4-11 and Wells Art ...
21/06/2024

Ian Parker LG shows in two forthcoming exhibitions. The Minories Summer Exhibition , Colchester July 4-11 and Wells Art Contemporary , Wells Cathedral, Somerset August 3-31

Four London Group members take part in "The Royal Watercolour Society at Linden Hall Studio"David Wiseman ARWS LG , John...
21/06/2024

Four London Group members take part in "The Royal Watercolour Society at Linden Hall Studio"
David Wiseman ARWS LG , John Crossley VPRWS LG , Julie Held NEAC RWS LG and Lisa Traxler MRSS RWS LG

July 6th - August 17th
An exhibition of watercolour from members of the RWS

"The origins of the Royal Watercolour Society can be traced back to the formation of the Society of Painters in Water Colours in 1804. Born out of a sense of grievance by a number of such artists who practised in watercolour and felt that they were discriminated against by the Royal Academy, the only professional artistic body of the day.

On Friday 30 November 1804 the first meeting of ‘The Society Associated for the purpose of Establishing an Annual Exhibition of Paintings in Water Colours’ was held at The Stratford Coffee House on Oxford Street, London. Founder Members include Samuel Shelley, William Frederick Wells, William Sawrey Gilpin and brothers, John and Cornelius Varley.
The Royal Watercolour Society was born!"

Linden Hall Studio
32, St Georges Road
Deal
Kent
CT14 6BA
[email protected]
01304 360411
Opening Times :
Tuesday - Saturday
10am till 4pm
Linden Hall Studio Royal Watercolour Society

17/06/2024
17/06/2024
Coming soon!  The London Group at Waterloo Festival 2024. 11 Jul-11 Aug. Open daily. FreeThe London Group is delighted t...
17/06/2024

Coming soon!
The London Group at Waterloo Festival 2024. 11 Jul-11 Aug. Open daily. Free

The London Group is delighted to present Landscapes, a free outdoor sculpture exhibition in St John’s Churchyard Gardens in partnership with St John’s Waterloo and the Waterloo Festival.

Landscapes – Sculpture Exhibition
The London Group at Waterloo Festival 2024
St John’s Churchyard Gardens, St John’s Waterloo SE1 8TY
11 Jul-11 Aug. Open daily, 9am to 8pm. Free

The festival theme, “Gardens, Rivers and Marshes“, celebrates the early life of Waterloo and North Lambeth. Unlike Vauxhall to the South and Blackfriars to the East, this area took until the 19th century to develop into a dense neighbourhood. Prior to that, it was host to fields, marshes, and wharfs. It was also well known for its pleasure gardens, including Cuper’s Gardens and Astley’s Circus, the first modern circus. This theme not only delves into Waterloo’s pre 19th century past but also highlights its current role as a pivotal urban centre. It is a celebration of our green spaces and neighbourhood as well as a chance to reflect on our environmental challenges.

The London Group have distilled this into the theme ‘Landscapes’, which the exhibiting artists have interrogated from different perspectives and in different mediums.

Images : ‘Best intentions’ by Barbara Beyer and ‘Stress Relief Piece’ Marenka Gabeler

The London Group Exhibiting Artists: Jonathan Armour, Barbara Beyer, Slawomir Blatton, Paul Bonomini, Mary Branson, Clive Burton, Paul and Laura Carey, Martin Darbyshire, Stathis Dimitriadis, Cadi Froehlich, Marenka Gabeler, Alexandra Harley, Chris Horner, Anne Leigniel, Sumi Perera, Tommy Seaward, Paul Tecklenberg, Bill Watson and Tisna Westerhoff

For Fathers Day Ceri Richard's CBE LG "The Artists Father" oil on canvas 1955Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
16/06/2024

For Fathers Day
Ceri Richard's CBE LG
"The Artists Father" oil on canvas 1955
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

Daniel Preece LG is in a two-man show with Euan McGregor at Tregony Contemporary in their new space in St Mawes , Cornwa...
11/06/2024

Daniel Preece LG is in a two-man show with Euan McGregor at Tregony Contemporary in their new space in St Mawes , Cornwall. Opening on Sat 8 June.

COMMERCIAL ROAD, Oil on Canvas, Daniel Preece
Spanning diverse landscapes and exploring the interplay between urban and rural environments, this exhibition invites viewers to delve into the margins of our surroundings.

Margins
Tregony Contemporary
11 Bohella Road, St Mawes, Cornwall, TR2 5DL
8 -29 June

Tues – Sat 11am-5pm (Out of hours by appointment)

R A Summer exhibition Congratulations to all The London Group members who are exhibiting this year.The first Summer Exhi...
08/06/2024

R A Summer exhibition
Congratulations to all The London Group members who are exhibiting this year.

The first Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy took place in 1769. It has been held every year since then without exception and is the longest continuously staged exhibition of contemporary art in the world. The curator for this year’s Summer Exhibition is Ann Christopher RA.

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1
18 June – 18 August 2023

London Group Members exhibiting: Anthony Whishaw RA, Anthony Eyton RA, Susan Wilson, Peter Clossick, Vaughan Grylls, J. Yuen Ling Chiu, Darren Nisbett ,Charlotte C Mortensson , Sumi Perera, and Jeff Lowe

Another beauty for World Bicycle Day"Cyclists Against a Blue Background" oil on canvas 1952 by Robert Medley RA LG © the...
03/06/2024

Another beauty for World Bicycle Day
"Cyclists Against a Blue Background" oil on canvas 1952 by Robert Medley RA LG
© the estate of Robert Medley, courtesy of James Hyman Gallery, London. Image credit: York Museums Trust

For World Bicycle Day "Jean with a Bicycle" oil on board by John Bratby RA LG who was elected to The London Group in 195...
03/06/2024

For World Bicycle Day
"Jean with a Bicycle" oil on board by John Bratby RA LG who was elected to The London Group in 1957.
© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Image credit: Leicestershire County Council Artworks Collection

Genetic Moo LG return to Eureka! The National Children’s MuseumGenetic Moo have created Gecko Jam, a multi-screen collab...
02/06/2024

Genetic Moo LG return to Eureka! The National Children’s Museum

Genetic Moo have created Gecko Jam, a multi-screen collaborative drawing game and music maker. Visitors can choose a digital gecko, create an environment and nurture it.

PixelPlay

open daily: 10:00-17:00, till 31 Dec 2024
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Discovery Road, Halifax HX1 2NE

“The inspirations for the piece includes a holiday we had in Lisbon (with its wonderful tiles), the sticky feet of Geckos and early video games, in particular Pacman.

“The geckos follow a trail of tiles drawn by visitors on a tablet. They can be fed colourful food each with a different musical note and, when they rest, they sing a song based on the food they’ve eaten. The musical sounds include flute, synth and steel pans. When the geckos sing together you have a gecko jam.”

Genetic Moo
geneticmoo.com

tiles, Lisbon

Gecko Jam installation view at Eureka!
Pixel Play features two new interactive digital installations, Gecko Jam by Genetic Moo and Circle Triangle Square (CTS) bu James Brooks. Gecko Jam is part of Pixel Play thanks to Lumen Studios.

PixelPlay in the Yorkshire Press
Genetic Moo National Children's Museum

From Jockel Liess LG First live performance of **Above Fire Below the Lake** by Partial Wave Child a new collaborative p...
28/05/2024

From Jockel Liess LG
First live performance of **Above Fire Below the Lake** by Partial Wave Child a new collaborative project by Jockel Liess LG and Geoixos . Experience **Above Fire Below the Lake**, an improvised electroacoustic performance for augmented flute by Partial Wave Child. Jockel Liess and Geoixos using a purpose-built software environment to extend the flute’s capabilities, creating a seamless tapestry of live-processed, manipulated, and sampled sounds.

The performance explores a wide range of flute techniques, from breath tones to high-pitch partials, blending them with live sampled electronic textures. Guided by a score outlining 12 modal areas, this piece is an indeterminate journey through a dynamic musical terrain, weaving rhythms and tonalities fluidly into an ever-evolving soundscape. Take a moment to exist alongside this piece of performance art that fuses musical concepts in seeming opposition, transforming the space into one of unpredictable beauty and tension.

Thursday, June 13 · 7 – 11pm
AMP Studios
897a Old Kent Road
London SE15 1NL

For tickets go to http://www.intoxextravaganzas.com/

Five London Group members take part in the Royal Watercolour Society's"BE PART OF ART 3"AN ONLINE ART AUCTION RAISING FU...
24/05/2024

Five London Group members take part in the Royal Watercolour Society's
"BE PART OF ART 3"
AN ONLINE ART AUCTION RAISING FUNDS FOR THE RWS

John Crossley VPRWS LG
James Faure Walker RWS LG
Julie Held RWS LG NEAC
Lisa Traxler MRSS RWS LG
David Wiseman ARWS LG

30 MAY - 2 JUNE 2024

100 original artworks by Members of the RWS and selected guests will be available for sale in our online fundraising auction.

Go to:
https://www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk/exhibitions/71-be-part-of-art-3-online-art-auction-raising-funds-for-the-rws/overview/

David Wiseman Lisa Traxler Julie Held John Crossley James Faure Walker Bankside Gallery

Stathis Dimitriadis LG takes part in "The Art of Transformation :Ephemera Elevated"Ackerman Studios
22/05/2024

Stathis Dimitriadis LG takes part in "The Art of Transformation :Ephemera Elevated"
Ackerman Studios

Marenka Gabela LG takes part in "CRADLE"20 June – 14 July 2024PV 20 June, 6pm – 9pm28 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8Anne ...
21/05/2024

Marenka Gabela LG takes part in
"CRADLE"
20 June – 14 July 2024
PV 20 June, 6pm – 9pm
28 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8

Anne Berg, Annabel Emson, Camilla Emson, Marenka Gabeler, Clementine Keith-Roach, Hannah Rowan

Curated by Anna Souter

"Cradle positions the maternal body as a site for exploring ecologies of care, resilience, and healing. Bringing together six artists working across a variety of media, the exhibition draws out themes of Vessels, containment, and cradling, asking questions about how we hold our children in physical and psychological ways even as our bodies are simultaneously porous containers for our own pasts, emotions, and traumas. The exhibition attempts to give equal weight to frequently trivialised notions such as familial love and the everyday labour of raising children, as well as the formal concerns regarding the boundaries between figuration and abstraction and the properties of artistic materials. Cradle further considers motherhood as a route for engaging with the multivalence of existence within an environment, centring the maternal gaze as a method of re-examining the self as something leaky and unbounded, vibrantly emerging within the complex interconnected webs of ecosystems."– by Anna Souter
Marenka Gabeler

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