The History of the London Group an illustrated talk

by Tim Craven LG at 2pm at Quay Arts Centre on 20 April as part of our latest exhibition “111 Not Out”.

by Tim Craven LG as part of our latest exhibition 111 Not Out

The talk will take place in Quay Arts Lecture Theatre at 2.00 pm on 20 April

Tickets £4. Free entry for students. Book your tickets here

This talk will examine the origins and significance of The London Group’s forerunner, The Camden Town Group, as a foil to the orthodoxy of The Royal Academy and New English Art Club. It will consider how the transition and change of name came about in 1913 before illustrating the various phases and fortunes of the group through the decades of the 20th century to the present, including its finest hour during World War 1 and the nadir of the 1970s.

As most of Britain’s best-known progressive artists either exhibited with or became members of The London Group, often when young and emerging, the talk is also a survey of successive modern art movements that parallel historic, national and global events.

The talk will conclude with a chronicle of more recent developments such as the centenary celebrations and a summary of how the Group conducts itself today.

Quay Arts Centre
15 Sea Street, Newport
Isle of Wight PO30 5BD

111 Not Out at Quay Arts