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The London Group Open 2017


The judging will take place on the 19th of September and all entrants will be notified shorty afterwards.

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.

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.