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The London Group Open 2017

Part 1: 8 - 17 Nov

Part 2: 22 Nov - 1 Dec

Artists' talks : Monday 13th November and Friday 1st December 2017

The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ
2pm - 6pm daily

The 83rd London Group Open reflects today's increasingly diversified art scene. The exhibition will feature works in a large range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, digital, mixed media, installation, video and an audio artwork. "We are very excited to have had a send-in that is truly international with artists from 27 countries. The Selection Committee had a very rewarding time viewing all the works and they are proud that the resulting exhibition will present an enticing breadth of work, including a good number of videos, in all, promising to be thoroughly lively and challenging." Susan Haire, President

A selection of generous awards will be presented including The President's Prize of a three-person exhibition at The Cello Factory; £1500 Victor Kuell Memorial Prize for Innovation; £1000 Sculpture Prize awarded by Jeff Lowe; £750 Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award for Research and Materials for an Artist under 35; £1000 JPES Partnership Prize; the £500 Schauerman Prize for Digital Art; £300 Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Prize for Drawing.

Part 1:

Jonathan Alibone, Belinda Bailey, Rosalind Barker, Maria Bouquet, Day Bowman, Anita Bryan, Stephen Calcutt, Adrienne Cameron, Stephen Carley, Tom Cartmill, Michael Coombs, Shona Davies, Dave Monaghan and Jon Klein, Richard Dickson, Jo Evans, Jane Eyton, Garry Flinders, Chloe Fremantle, Nicholas Gentilli, Lyndsey Gilmour, David Gould, Ashley Greaves, Gudrun Sigridur Haraldsdottir, Joshua Hilton, Beverley Isaacs, Aubrey Laret, Jockel Liess, Rebekah Miller, Blake O'Donnell, Sarah Pager, Sumi Perera, Angela Smith, Louise Whittles, Emma Witter, Eleanor Wood, LJ Wright.

Part 2:

Susan Absolon, Art Venti, Jackie Berridge, Jo Brown, Stephen Buckeridge, Sara Choudhrey, Liz Collini, Richard Colson, Tim Cousins, Peggy Cozzi, Brian Deighton, Belinda Ellis, Zac Endter, Kira Enriquez, Gethin Evans, Paul Finn, Steph Goodger, Alexandra Harley, Lesley Hilling, Marigold Hodgkinson, Kaori Homma, Jane Hoodless, Marion Jones, Hywel Livingstone, Michael Major, Kieran Naish, Natalia Nosova, Paul Regan, Petra Regent, Amelia Kate Sampson, Lisa Traxler, Patricia Volk, Marta Wapiennik, Mandy Williams.

Video works will be shown in both parts:

Sandra Crisp, Annie Cunningham, Samantha Heydt, Emma Liebeskind, Christopher Madden, Gloria King Merritt, Dominic Negus, Micheál O'Connell aka MOCKSIM, Nikita Russi, Katy Shepherd.

The following London Group members will also be showing:

Moich Abrahams, Wendy Anderson, Victoria Bartlett, Bryan Benge, Slawomir Blatton, Frank Bowling OBE RA, Clive Burton, Robert Clarke, Peter Clossick, Tim Craven, John Crossley, Philip Crozier, Jeff Dellow, Mark Dickens, Mark Dunford, Anthony Eyton RA, James Faure Walker, Eric Fong, Cadi Froehlich, Marenka Gabeler, Genetic Moo, Tricia Gillman, Vaughan Grylls, Susan Haire, Julie Held, Bill Henderson, Aude Hérail Jäger, Martin Heron, John Holden, Gillian Ingham, Samantha Jarman, Annie Johns, Judith Jones, Richard Kemp, Matthew Kolakowski, Amanda Loomes, Jeff Lowe, Graham Mileson, Eric Moody, C. Morey de Morand, Peter Morrell, Charlotte C Mortensson, Kathleen Mullaniff, Janet Nathan, Darren Nisbett, Eugene Palmer, Ian Parker, Claire Parrish, Janet Patterson, Michael Phillipson, Christopher Poulton, Daniel Preece, Alex Ramsay, Victoria Rance, David Redfern, Tom Scase, Tommy Seaward, David Shutt, Philippa Stjernsward, Suzan Swale, Paul Tecklenberg, Almuth Tebbenhoff, David Tebbs, David Theobald, Mike Thorpe, Philippa Tunstill, Bill Watson, Tisna Westerhof, Neil Weerdmeester, Anthony Whishaw RA, Arthur Wilson, Susan Wilson, Erika Winstone, David Wiseman.

The Open 2017 Newsletter

A newsletter has been released dedicated to the Open. You can download it here

It includes details about all the prizes and also articles by previous prize winners including the three recipients of the President's prize who put on a three person show in the Cello Factory this year. Cadi Froehlich, Martin Heron and Darren Nisbett have all gone on to become members of the group. There are also reviews of recent London Group shows at Felix & Spear and Watermans New Media Centre and a report from the lively London Group film night.

The newsletter also includes the latest Press Release about the Open which lists the 70 odd members who are exhibiting this year.

Thanks to Nicola Schauerman and Claire Parrish for putting this newsletter together and Parker Harris for the Press Release.

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.