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The Open 2017 Prizes

The prizes were handed out last night for the 83rd London Group Open. It was a lively evening with a great range of artists and genres on display. The exhibition continues until the 1st of December with an evening of artists' talks on the final night

You can read more about the winning art works in the press release below.

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.

Tony Collinge RIP

Tony Collinge, talented artist and distinguished teacher at Goldsmiths art school in London, was elected to the London Group in 1998. He served on its various committees and helped to hang exhibitions, which he was exceptionally good at.

Tony was born In Runcorn, Cheshire, in 1934, the son of the industrial designer, Arthur Collinge. Arthur strongly encouraged his son to make things and so Tony developed a childhood passion for designing and making puppet shows.

After studying at Liverpool School of Art and the Slade, Tony began teaching art; at Catford Boys School, Canterbury College of Art and LCP his innovative teaching methods landed him a job at Goldsmiths' postgraduate Art Teachers' Certificate course, known as the ATC. The ATC was the only course of its type in the country where the making and teaching of art was regarded as indivisible. Tony was in his element and he brought in many visiting tutors including Lindsay Kemp, Nell Dunn, Yoko Ono to, as he put it, "stir things up." Those of us fortunate to be his students, could never describe the course as dull. One of his innovations was an improvised street theatre group "Further Granulated Advice". Later Tony became head of Goldsmiths' Art Education Department where he developed joint degrees in Art and Dance, and Art and Art History. He retired in 1985, but continued teaching at Goldsmiths part time for another 10 years.

Some 52 years ago in an avant-garde book shop on Charing Cross Road, Tony met Charles, who was working there between university and art school. Charles was to become Tony's life partner. They shared great passion for art, food and travel. In 1980 they moved to Suffolk which allowed Tony the space and time to concentrate again on his art. He worked consistently in his studio moving into collage and then three-dimensional constructions based around complex reflections and colour inter-reactions both behind and on glass. He exhibited regularly with the London Group.

Tony was highly creative and serious in his endeavours. From his mother, he inherited an earthy, often scurrilous sense of northern humour and from his father a work ethic and an attention to quality and detail. Although he could be forthright and did not suffer fools gladly, Tony always had great integrity. Above everything he showed kindness and thought for others, not characteristics always associated with committed artists. It was these that made Tony Collinge an exceptional teacher as well as an artist.

Vaughan Grylls