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The London Group Open 2017

NOW OPEN - Submissions for The Open should be made online.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES - Tues 29th August 2017, 5pm

The UK's longest-running and most prestigious artists' collective, The London Group, is delighted to announce its 83rd Open Exhibition. In recognition of today's increasingly diversified art scene, The London Group Open welcomes innovative, challenging works in any medium, including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, digital, audio, mixed media, installation, video and performance. Successful entrants to this year's Open will see their work hung in one of two exhibitions staged during November and December 2017 at The Cello Factory.

Prizes - which collectively total over £8000 - will be awarded to non-members and include

All non-members will be eligible for prizes.

There is a £20 entry fee for one submission, £35 for two submissions, and £45 for three submissions, to be paid online with the application. Artists can submit up to three works, which must have been produced since 2015.

The London Group Open 2017 offers a wonderful opportunity for emerging and established artists to raise their profile, win cash and material prizes, and exhibit their work alongside the Group's esteemed members.

A Moment For Reflection

Do come and see this vibrant exhibition of Vic Kuell's paintings at The Cello Factory in July.

Vic Kuell died in 2015 at 91. Friend, tutor and role-model to many members. Vic loved and revered The London Group and it played a central part in his life.

As a testament to what the Group meant to him, he has left all his paintings to The London Group to be sold to raise funds. As well as wanting to leave this valuable legacy to the Group, Vic particularly wanted members to be able to have his paintings at affordable prices.

5 - 11th July 2017
Daily 2 - 6pm, FREE
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ

Shoreham Sculpture Trail
with The London Group
and Friends

The Trail was a great success. Read an exciting review in a-n here

Photos from the Trial on Flickr

And a short film can be viewed on Vimeo

The spectacular Shoreham Sculpture Trail will be one of the largest the UK has ever seen. Featuring 30 London Group members and invited artists, including many prominent UK sculptors. 76 artists will be exhibiting over 200 sculptures in 26 gardens. The astonishing diversity of the exhibits ranges from the monumental to the ephemeral with works in metal and stone, with interactive work and performance and the Trail will be particularly unusual in the number of site-specific works. The idyllic village of Shoreham Kent, a gem just on the edge of London, is a beautiful place to visit just for itself and in June the gardens of all sizes, many on the river, will be at their best - visitors couldn't wish for more perfect surroundings in which to view sculpture. Most artists will be present to meet visitors during the trail and many will be giving talks. The Trail is curated by London Group President Susan Haire.

Shoreham Village, Kent
17 and 18 June, 11am-5pm
Just an hour from central London by car or train, a four-minute walk from the station.

Tickets : day £10, weekend £15, with one catalogue included per couple. Priority tickets in advance (£11.21 / £16.52) on Eventbrite Under 15s free. Group discount 20%. Refreshments on sale in various gardens. Ample parking.

In aid of Shoreham Church Extension Fund.