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'The deaf canvas listens...'

Wed 21-28 April 2016
weekdays 10am - 5pm
At Kensington and Chelsea College
Hortensia Road
SW10 0QS

This exhibition has been inspired by the quote from Walter Sickert a founder member and President of The London Group "On a series of apparently tiresome, flat sittings seeming to lead nowhere - one day something happens, the touches seem to 'take', the deaf canvas listens, your words flow and you have done something."

The work includes painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, digital, photography, and video and provides an excellent opportunity to see recent work by the following 40 Members of the Group. Moich Abrahams, Wendy Anderson, Bryan Benge, Slawomir Blatton, Clive Burton, Peter Clossick, Tim Craven, Philip Crozier, Jeff Dellow, James Faure Walker, Cadi Froehlich, Tricia Gillman, Susan Haire, Julie Held, Bill Henderson, Martin Heron, Gillian Ingham, Judith Jones, Matthew Kolakowski, Jeff Lowe, Graham Milestone, C. Morey de Morand, Charlotte C. Mortensson, Kathleen Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer, Ian Parker, Janet Patterson, Daniel Preece, David Redfern, Tom Scase, Tommy Seaward, Philippa Stjernsward, Suzan Swale, David Tebbs, Paul Tecklenberg, David Theobald, Mike Thorpe, Philippa Tunstill, Bill Watson, Susan Wilson, David Wiseman.

The London Group has had a long association with Kensington and Chelsea College, several members teach and have taught there. A special thank you to Matthew Kolakowski Head of Fine Art who has facilitated the exhibition.

There will be artistsí talks on Tuesday 26 April from 6-8pm




Combines is a small Group Exhibition curated by Mark Dickens inspired by the innovative combination artworks of Robert Rauschenberg and others in the 50s and 60s.

The show features work by Ece Clarke, Mark Dickens, Susan Haire, Annie Johns, Eric Moody, Charlotte C Mortensson, Janet Nathan, Michael Phillipson, David Redfern, Tom Scase, Tommy Seaward, Suzan Swale, and Anthony Whishaw RA in collaboration with film maker Alessandro Farrattini.

December 3-7 2015
Open daily
Admission Free
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ

There are artists talks on Monday the 7th 7-9pm

The London Group Open 2015

The London Group, is delighted to announce the call for entries for its 82nd open exhibition. The London Group Open 2015 offers a wonderful opportunity for emerging and established artists to raise their profile, win cash and material prizes worth over £5,000 and exhibit their work to the public alongside the Groupís esteemed members. This year, entries can be made online for the first time, simplifying the application process. Works can be in any medium including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, audio, digital, mixed media, installation, video and performance. Successful entrants will see their work hung in one of two exhibitions, staged during October and November 2015 at The Cello Factory.

Click here for more details


"Always it is by bridges that we live", from Bridge for the Living, Philip Larkin, Collected Poems, 2003.

A Small Group Exhibition by eleven members of The London Group - works include installation, painting, video and sculpture: Laura Carey, Marenka Gabeler, Aude Hťrail Jšger, Samantha Jarman, Amanda Loomes, Charlotte C. Mortensson, Susan Sluglett, Suzan Swale, Tisna Westerhof, Susan Wilson, Erika Winstone.

London is a bridge. It was the lowest point at which the Thames could be bridged. It joins people. It makes connections. Diverse connections. Eleven members of The London Group identify in their work a permanent momentum to cross-reference, reach over to other domains, link and re-orientate.

28 April - 9 May 2015
The Cello Factory, London, SE1 8TJ

Images from the show can be seen on Flickr

The London Group Draw II

The London Group Draw II was a fantastic night at The Cello Factory. Over 120 original art works by members and friends of the group were sold raising money to house the 2017 Open exhibition in a single large venue.

For the price of £100 a ticket people left the Cello Factory with a piece of London Group art under their arm. The event raised over £12000. Thanks to the organisers and particularly Gill Ingham for making it such a successful, chaotic and fun night. Everybody seemed happy with their selection even down to the end which goes to show the diversity of work on show. The London Group has something for everyone.

Click here to see the details of the draw and the individual art works.

Photos of the night are on Flickr

The art works for offer were on show for a week before the Draw from 17th - 23rd April 2-6pm

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd, London, SE1 8TJ

From David Bomberg to Paula Rego - The London Group in Southampton

Southampton City Art Gallery has Britain's 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 Britain's greatest 20th and 21st century artists.

28th June - 1st November 2014
Southampton City Art Gallery
Civic Centre Rd
SO14 7LP

Southampton's Website

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.

An extensive review by Ed Stilliard of the Southern Daily Echo.

The group's archivist, David Redfern, has written an interesting article about the Southampton exhibition on the Public Catalogue Foundation website.

We're also using Pinterest to gather information and the increasing publicity for the show. Click on the See On Pinterest button (right) to access the noticeboard.

Follow Arts Media Contacts's board From David Bomberg to Paula Rego. The London Group in Southampton. on Pinterest.

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 & Jenni Hogan, £10 (concessions available)

30th April, 8pm, Enigma Concert - Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, 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 press release can be downloaded on the Press Page

The London Group On London

27th February - 12th March
Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Street, Waterloo, SE1 8TJ

Members of the group reflecting on London which is where most of them live and make art. The show also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first ever London Group show which opened on the 5th of March 1914 at the Goupil Gallery. The show will include painting, sculpture, photography, multi-media, print and video art.

The show recieved an interesting review on a-n

The group has a pinterest board of LGOL including photos of the BBC news item.

"Uproar!" The First 50 Years
of The London Group

To celebrate The London Group's centenary year, Ben Uri will curate and host a major historical exhibition examining the first half century in the group's turbulent history. This is the first extensive survey of the Group's first 50 years. During these early decades, these often innovative and daring works consistently provoked a sense of 'uproar' stimulating the public's appetite for the new.

This exhibition and book embody the essence of British modernism. 100 years later, many of these 'Uproarious' radicals are now cornerstones of twentieth century British art history.

31st Oct 2013 - 2nd March 2014
Ben Uri Museum & Gallery
108a Boundary Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 0RH

Link to Ben Uri's Uproar! web page

You can download the Press Release with full list of artists on the Press page

The show has been receiving good reviews. You can access them from the News page

The slide show of the members response to Uproar! can be seen here

+100 The London Group Today

16 Nov - 13 Dec 2013, The Cello Factory

On 15 November 1913 Jacob Epstein coined the name for The London Group, Britainís longest running artistsí group. A hundred years later to the day, +100 The London Group Today opens in the capital, a unique exhibition that connects Britainís leading contemporary artists to their historical counterparts. Each work on display is a response by a current London Group member to an early work by a past member on show in a the partner historical exhibition: "Uproar!" the first 50 years of The London Group 1913-1963, at Ben Uri (See right).

Photos from the Private view

Photos of the show

There was a full programme of events organised by Gill Ingham to accompany the show at the Cello Factory including two well attended musical recitals of Harpsichord and Recorder music. There was also a children's Drop in and Draw day, Artists talks and a Question Time Panel Discussion hosted by Matthew Kolakowski.

The show was reviewed by The Flaneur art blog.

The Centenary Open

The Centenary Open includes artists from all over the world who have submitted work and in all media, from painting to digital art. This year the guest selectors who headed the selection committee were Jane England (Director England & Co), Bruce McLean (Artist) and Nicholas Usherwood (Critic). 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. Prizes will be handed out worth over £5000 in total and a special prize of a solo show will be decided.

Photos from Part 1 : May 14 - May 24

Photos from Part 2 : May 28 - June 7

The Cello Factory,33-34 Cornwall Road, Waterloo, SE1 8TJ

The London Group at 100


Saturday 9 February - Sunday 21 April 2013

The London Group is delighted to be working with the National Trust at Mottisfont during its centenary year. Mottisfont House exhibits, and has listed within its catalogue, eighteen major works by artists who have been members of The Group.

The London Group at 100 brings together the Group's historic pieces with work by over 40 of its current members and includes contemporary paintings, sculpture, moving image and photography.

Photos of the show on flickr

Centenary Members' Exhibition at Pitzhanger Manor

23 January - 9 March 2013
PM Gallery & House, Ealing, London

Painting, print, sculpture, drawing, video and installation works shown by current members to mark the 100th year since the Group's formation. The show will fill the PM Gallery and there will be site-specific works in the Manor House which was the country residence of the famous art collector and architect Sir John Soane.

Photos of the show are here

Members' 2012 Annual Exhibition The Cello Factory

The yearly exhibition of members' recent work, coupled with a 'virtual show' of projected images of additional work, giving a broader impression of the members' ouvres.

The show included a performance arranged by new group member Lydia Maria Julien.

On My Behalf - self portraits from The London Group

Devised by Group members Amanda Loomes and Ian Parker, the 27 self-portraits in this exhibition embraced the full complexity of self-portraiture and reflected the breadth of work currently within The London Group. The exhibition was in the foyer space of the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch in London.

The show was reviewed by Corinna Lotz and documented on flickr.

On My Behalf

Territories & Boundaries

Kensington & Chelsea College
24 April - 3 May 2012
Devised by Group members Paul Tecklenberg and Jane Humphries, the show surveyed the appropriation of maps and charts and also explored notions of territory and boundaries through the translation of 3D into a scaled-down 2D representation. Work by 22 Group members was exhibited.

Documentation on flickr

Download Pdf Catalogue of Territories & Boundaries

Open Exhibition 2011

The Cello Factory
20 October - 10 November 2011
The Group's biennial Open show in which works by Group members are exhibited alongside works selected from open submissions. 160 works in toal were shown. The selection was made by Bill Feaver (writer, artist and critic) and Jenni Lomax (Director, Camden Arts Centre). Guest exhibitors Gillian Ayres RA, Robyn Denny, John Carter RA and Richard Wilson RA also participated, and a work by the late John Hoyland RA was shown.

Documentation on flickr

The Invisible Line

Piers Feetham Gallery
8 - 26 March 2011
Devised by past president Philip Crozier, the show explored the 'invisible line' between figuration and abstraction. Participating artists: Victoria Arney, John Crossley, Philip Crozier, Tricia Gillman, Julie Held, Bill Henderson, Pauline Little, Peter Morrell, Daniel Preece, Alex Ramsay, Tom Scase, Anthony Whishaw.

"Inspiration" - Part 2

Kensington & Chelsea College,
22 September - 7 October 2010
Continuing the themes of the successful Inspiration - Part 1, held earlier in the year.

Members' 2010 Annual Exhibition

The Cello Factory
1 - 11 June 2010
Recent work by some 60 members was shown, together with a 'virtual exhibition' of images of additional examples of their work, allowing for a more complete view to be formed of their output.

Inspiration - Kensington and Chelsea College

29 of the Group's members exhibited works showing the direction given them by inspirational tutors and other sources earlier in their careers.
20 Jan - 4 Feb 2010 (curator Paul Tecklenberg)
The show received much favourable comment.

The London Group Open 2009 at the Menier Gallery

Exhibition of drawn work by London Group members

Part 1: 21-30 October (curators Tom Scase & Mark Dickens)
Part 2: 4-13 November (curators Tony Collinge & Vic Kuell)

Drawing - Act and Artefact

Exhibition of drawn work by London Group members

Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7HT
25th March - 9th April 2009, curated by Wendy Smith and Suzan Swale.

Stand Alone - an exhibition of work by London Group sculptors

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, Waterloo, SE1 8TJ
19th - 24th January 2009, curated by Clive Burton & Bill Watson.

The London Group Members' 95th Anniversary Exhibition

The Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark St, London SE1
29th Oct - 7th Nov 2008, curated by Tony Collinge

Highgate Gallery, Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute

11 South Grove, London, N6 6BS
9 - 22 May 2008: curated by Tom Scase

The London Group at Mauger Modern Art, Bath

6 Bartlett St, Bath, BA1 2QZ
19 April - 24 May 2008

The London Group at Deutsche Bank, Part 2

6 February - 15 April 2008

The London Group Open 2007 at The Menier Gallery

Part 1: 7 - 16 November
Part 2: 21 - 30 November
The resumption after a 15-year break of the biennial Open exhibtion, featuring work by Group members, invited artists from Arti & Amicitiae, and selected non-members.

Collective Response, Guildhall Art Gallery, London

8 October - 11 November 2007
A selected London Group exhibition curated by Annie Johns and Wendy Anderson.

The London Group at Deutsche Bank, Part 1

18 January - 18 April 2007

Art et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, De salon 2006

16 November - 10 December 2006, London Group members invited to show alongside Arti members.

The London Group Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery

13 April - 1 May 2006

Sassoon Gallery, Peckham, PArt 1

10-22 April 2006

Sassoon Gallery, Peckham, PArt 2

25 April - 6 May 2006