Plans are under way for Draw II which will be in April 2015, which is raising money to house the 2017 Open exhibition in a single large venue.
For the price of £100 a ticket you will be leaving the Cello Factory with a piece of London Group art under your arm. The sooner your ticket is drawn from the hat the sooner you can choose from over one hundred works of art by members, group friends and celebrity artists. The last Draw in 2012 was one of the most exciting recent London Group events and raised over £10000.
Watch this space for more details.
The London Art Book Fair
For the first time The London Group took a stall at the UK's biggest art book fair at the Whitechapel Gallery. The group presented over 20 unique artist books ranging in price from £5 to £5000. The fair was a big success with over thirty books sold. The group's work was introduced to a new audience and the packed event offered a great chance to engage with a vibrant community of creative makers and publishers.
Thanks to Lydia Julien for her sterling efforts organising this event.
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.