The Centenary Open
The submissions period for the Centenary Open 2013 is now over, and there have been a record-breaking number of entries this year. Artists from many parts of the world have submitted work and in all media, from painting to digital art. This year guest selectors Jane England, Director England & Co, Artist Bruce McLean and Critic Nicholas Usherwood headed the selection committee.
76 artists have been selected to show work alongside 61 London Group members at two exhibitions to be held at The Cello Factory in Waterloo, in May and June where the winners of over £5000 worth of prizes and a solo show will be decided.
Thank you to all those who submitted work, making the selection process an exciting and challenging task.
May 14 - May 24
May 28 - June 7
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road, Waterloo
The Centenary Open
Congratulations to the following 76 artists who have been selected to show in the Centenary Open. We look forward to seeing their work hung alongside contributions by the members.
Vaughan Grylls, Camilla Emson, Guillermo Monroy, Kaori Homma, Amanda Benson, Mary-Jane Opie, Jane Webb, Rob Miller, Angela Smith, Dominic Negus, Dominic Watson, James Allen, Michael Clark, Charlotte Jonerheim, Austin Cole, Wynn Jones, Rossanne Pellegrino, Paul Gadenne, Caroline Jane Harris, Edward Hryniewicz, Roger Woodiwiss, Yoshimi Kihara, Tim Garwood, Stathis Dimitriadis, Anna Lewis, Eugene Nyee Macki, Melissa Alley, Ruth Solomons, Brian Deighton, Kate Giles, Andrew McCafferty, Tila Rodriguez-Past, Georgina McNamara, Terry Ryan, Miki Shaw, An Gee Chan, Imogen Ward, Maya Ramsay, Carolyn Gowdy, Will Teather, Shelley Wilson, Mark Neumann, Linda Lieberman, Rosie Leventon, Neil Bryant, Paul Hodge, Serena Smith, Madeline Churchill, David R Watson, Polly Bagnall, Helen Banzhaf, Eric Fong, Nicholas Gentilli, Miho Sato, Dean Marsh, Steve Johnson, Saliha Elhoussaini, Jessica Mallock, David Jane, Eliza Bennett, Marguerite Horner, Michael Ward, Christopher Appleby, Stephanie Conway, Judith Jones, Jolene Mok, Victoria Margarita Ahrens, Srinivas Surti, Debbie Lee, Louise Whittles, Dina Varpahovsky, Sumi Perera, Tisna Westerhof, Marenka Gabeler, Steph Goodger, Bronte Woodruff
The Centenary Year
The London Group invites you to join us in celebrating our Centenary Year.
For a hundred years, 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 centenary exhibition programme showing the latest works by the current group - including many site-specific pieces - as well as historical works by past members, many of whom are very famous indeed.
The programme kicks off in January with the launch of this fantastic new website and a call for entries for our biennial Open, followed swiftly by a large-scale show; The London Group Centenary Exhibition (January 23 - March 9) at the amazing Pitzhanger Manor Gallery & House.
In February, forty Group members are pleased to be working with the National Trust to install works for The London Group at 100 at Mottisfont, Hampshire (February 9 - April 21) along with the works of eighteen past members of The London Group in their collection.
In May and June we will be showing alongside the successful entrants to The Centenary Open 2013 in a two-part exhibition at The Cello Factory (Part 1:May 14 - May 24. Part 2:May 28 - June 7).
Uproar: The First Fifty Years at Ben Uri, the London Jewish Museum, (October 30 - March 2 2014) looks at the storm of controversy surrounding the start of The London Group and its first half-century and also celebrates the centenary of the first group meeting, held on 25 October 1913. We will be creating works in response to this show in +100: The London Group Today (November 16 - December 13) at the Cello Factory and marking the centenary of the naming of 'The London Group' by Jacob Epstein, on 15 November 1913.
Other events this year include a book on the history of The London Group by the Group's archivist, eminent artist and writer David Redfern, as well as catalogues and a whole series of talks and performances.