The London Group On London
This well attended show was a great success thanks to a timely BBC news item on the group and the sale of several works. It finished with an energetic private view sponsored by JPES Partners. Thanks to Julian of JPES and his friend Tom Scase for organising the night.
LGOL saw members of the group reflecting on London which is where most of them live and make art. The show also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first ever London Group show which opened on the 5th of March 1914 at the Goupil Gallery.
Wall Talk by Maya Ramsay
The London Group Solo Show Award winner Maya Ramsay will be exhibiting surfaces lifted from historically and politically significant buildings. Alongside her collaborative exhibition Station X: documenting the derelict buildings of Bletchley Park.
26th April, 7pm, DeciBells Concert - The Swiss Percussion Trio, £10 (concessions available)
30th April, 8pm, Enigma Concert, The composer-in-residence at Handel House and string-players from the LSO will sonically explore Maya Ramsay's work, £10 (concessions available)
April 26th - May 4th
12-6pm Daily Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Street
Waterloo, SE1 8TJ
The London Group has an exciting programme of events for 2014 including the 100th anniversary of the first London Group exhibition.
Since 1913 our continuously evolving group has been meeting, debating values in the visual arts, mentoring fellow artists, and running a self-financed and challenging exhibition programme. Fundamental to our existence is our independence from the country's art and financial institutions. Our longevity and the huge contribution to the visual arts made by our members serve as testimony to our success.
This year, we have a full exhibition programme showing the latest works by the current Group - as well as historical works by past members, many of whom are very famous indeed.
The programme kicks off in February with The London Group on London at The Cello Factory (February 27 - March 12). This thought provoking exhibition reflects the Group's disparate feelings on London. The exhibition will coincide with the anniversary of the first London Group exhibition, which opened on the 5 March 1914 at the Goupil Gallery in Regent Street. Current London Group members + guests will attend a reception at Tate Britain on the 5 March to mark this important anniversary.
Maya Ramsay was awarded a major prize at the Centenary Open of a solo exhibition at The Cello Factory. This exhibition will take place in spring (April 26 - May 4).
The Group will be holding a significant exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery (June 27 - October 18) to include work by contemporary members alongside works from the collection by past London Group members.
In the autumn The London Group will be having a stand at the London Art Book Fair at the Whitechapel Gallery.