The London Art Book Fair
For the first time The London Group will be taking a stall at the UK's biggest art book fair. The group will be selling over 20 different art books by the members.
This free fair at the Whitechapel Gallery presents the best in international contemporary art publishing. Browse beautiful artists' books, rare art publications and catalogues from over 80 publishers. Enjoy a packed programme of talks and events, get involved in workshops on print and bookmaking and have your books signed by leading artists and authors.
Thursday 25th Sept (6-9pm)
Friday 26th Sept 11am-9pm
Saturday 27th 11am-6pm
Sunday 28th 11am-6pm
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX
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
Tel: 023 8083 2277
Open: Monday - Friday 10am-3pm and Saturday 10am-5pm (Closed Sundays)
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 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.