The London Group & Friends at Waterloo Festival 2019

This June, we’ve organised 3 exhibitions for Waterloo Festival. COMING GOOD, sculpture; METAMORPHOSIS, photography & SELF-SERVICE, artists’ moving image.

The London Group is delighted to be taking part in Waterloo Festival and to be presenting three exhibitions which explore the Festival’s 2019 theme ‘Transforming Being’. These three shows offer the perfect opportunity to showcase the diversity of members’ practices.

COMING GOOD: Come Hell or High Water

Medusa Cloud, extruded plastic and nylon thread (detail) Jane Eyton

Date: 06 – 23 June 2019 / open daily
Preview: 05 June 2019 / 6 – 9 pm
Location: St. John’s Churchyard, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY
Artists’ Talk: 17 June, throughout the afternoon from 4 pm

As we navigate a changing world with constantly shifting boundaries, we need to take on board new possibilities on all levels: physical, psychological and spiritual.

The London Group and Friends present an outdoor exhibition of art works from around 20 international artists. The show explores the process of transformation; be that of matter, ideas or self-perception. Questions of how we interact with nature and our environment, with each other and with our egos will come alive with this feast of art in the spacious gardens of St John’s Waterloo. Artists are responding to the challenge of dousing hell with high water and having fun along the way. You might walk past a milk teeth ‘Scream’ by Paul Tecklenberg or get entangled in Jane Eyton’s jellyfish; you may look into Clive Burton’s eternity hole in the ground or be puzzled by Vanya Balogh’s interactive performances. David Redfern recycles the cross and some mysterious old resin cups have made their way from a Polish forest.

Curated by London Group members Almuth Tebbenhoff and Cadi Froehlich

Exhibiting artists include: James Roseveare, Jane Eyton, Vanya Balogh LG, Keith Ball, Natalia-Zagorska-Thomas, William Watson, Elzbieta Smolenska, Angela Wright, Paul Tecklenberg LG, Clare Burnett, Clive Burton LG, Alex Harley LG, Aude Hérail Jäger LG, David Redfern LG, Sumi Perera LG, Carol Wyss LG, Rebecca Feiner, Heather Burrells, Tommy Seaward LG, Graham Tunnardine, Almuth Tebbenhoff LG, Cadi Froehlich LG …


Still Life (After Goya) Day 5 and Still Life (After Goya) Day 12, Giclee prints, Eric Fong

Date: 08 – 20 June / daily 2pm- 6pm
Location: The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd, London SE1 8TJ
Preview: Mon 10 June, 6-9pm
Artists’ talk: Mon 17 June, 6.30pm.
Q&A with Farah Mohammoud & Catherine Dormor: Thurs 20 June, 7pm.

Metamorphosis can mean the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly or in Kafka’s case from man into an insect. This show features diptychs by 17 international photographers. Pairs of images are hung side by side or one above the other, each depicts a process of binary change and transformation such as absent/present, before/after, motion/static, positive/negative, light/dark and so on. The juxtaposition between one image and the other can be subtle or radical, either way provoking the viewer to create a narrative between the two.

Curated by London Group members Paul Tecklenberg and Darren Nisbett

Exhibiting artists include: Carol Wyss LG, Carl Wilson, David Theobald LG, Paul Tecklenberg LG, Simon Reed LG, Darren Nisbett LG, Charlotte C Mortensson LG, Genetic Moo LG, Sam Jarman LG, Vaughan Grylls LG, Jane Humphrey LG, Susan Haire LG, Eric Fong LG, Angela Eames LG, Andrew Cooper, Stephen Carley LG and Vanya Balogh LG.



Artists’ Moving Image

What If You Created Artificial Life And It Started Worshipping You (film still) Eric Schockmel

Date: 10 – 16 June 2019 / daily Mon-Sat 1-6pm, Sun 12-4pm
Location: Old Crypt, St. John’s Church, 73 Waterloo Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8TY
Preview: Wed 12 June, 6-9pm

“The age of automation will be the age of do it yourself”, Marshall McLuhan

More and more we are being asked to do things ourselves. From shopping to car insurance, services that traditionally required a human representative have been redesigned so that customers complete their business interacting only with machines. Some might argue this gives us more flexibility and choice and while others see us all becoming unpaid employees, required to do the work in order to access what we need.  Taking its lead from the check-out counters of supermarkets and petrol station forecourts, this exhibition brings together moving image works that respond to this idea of ‘self-service’. Works were contributed by members of the London Group, invited artists and artists chosen from an open call in response to the title.

​Curated by London Group members David Theobald and Genetic Moo

Exhibiting artists: Katerina Athanasopoulou, Stephen Carley LG, Sandra Crisp LG, Vardit Goldner, Geeske Janßen, Helena Klakocar, Daniel McKee, Micheál O’Connell/MOCKSIM LG, Genetic Moo LG, Charlotte C Mortensson LG,  Svetlana Ochkovskaya, Piotr Piasta, Duncan Poulton, Sue Ridge, James Rosamond, Eric Schockmel, Alcaeus Spyrou, David Theobald LG.