From David Bomberg to Paula Rego - The London Group in Southampton
Southampton City Art Gallery has Britainís largest collection of work by The London Group. The collection was started in 1954 after a highly successful London Group exhibition held during that year, and it has continued to be built up until today. For the first time, the gallery is showing the historic works together alongside contemporary work by current members in a dynamic show representing many of Britainís greatest 20th and 21st century artists.
28th June - 1st November 2014
Southampton City Art Gallery
Civic Centre Rd
Tel: 023 8083 2277
Open: Monday - Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-5pm (Closed Sundays)
Publicity, Twitter + Pinterest
From David Bomberg to Paula Rego has already been getting some positive recommendations, including a brief mention in the Sunday Times critical list, and a feature on BBC Radio Solent which you can listen to here.
The group's archivist, David Redfern, has written an interesting article about the Southampton exhibition on the Public Catalogue Foundation website.
The London Group now has a twitter account. You can access it at @TheLondonGroup1 or by clicking the bird logo above. Thanks to Victoria Rance for setting this in motion and gathering over a thousand followers already. For publicity about the Southampton show use the hashtag #BombergtoRego
We're also using Pinterest to gather information and the increasing publicity for the show. Click on the See On Pinterest button to access the noticeboard.
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 28th - November 1st) 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.