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Down From London

A group exhibition of artists from The London Group at Linden Hall Studio in Deal, Kent. This contemporary creative gallery is a superb open space over two floors for artists to exhibit their work. Linden Hall Studio opened in 2014 and has already been credited with revitalising Deal’s art scene. It has exhibited several London Group members and ex-members including John Copnall. There have always been strong exchanges between London and the South East and "Down From London" seemed an appropriate title for the show.

February 4th - 25th, 2018
32 St George’s Road, Deal, Kent
CT14 6BA
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 11am - 2pm

Embracing the Underdog

The London Group has been invited to organise a sculpture exhibition as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown where the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia take place. This pop up show will be in the newly refurbished underground car park at the end of Gerrard Street for one day only. This exhibition is supported by the Geoff Leong Foundation. Since early 2009, Geoff has been activity supporting cultural events in London.

Celebrating Chinese New Year 2018 - Year of the Dog with The London Group and Friends
Sunday 18 February 12 noon - 8 pm
Q-Park Underground Car Park
20 Newport Place, Gerrard Street, Soho
In association with Geoff Leong Foundation

Download the press release here



The London Group Open 2017

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.

Part 1: 8 - 17 Nov

Part 2: 22 Nov - 1 Dec

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

Prizes - which collectively total over £8000 - will be awarded to non-members and include

  • The President's Prize of a three-person show at The Cello Factory
  • A new prize - The Victor Kuell Memorial Prize for innovation, for £1500
  • The Jeff Lowe Sculpture Prize, for £1000
  • The Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award for research and materials for an artist under 35, for £750
  • The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Prize for drawing, for £300
  • Another new prize - the Schauerman Prize for Digital Art, for £500. Selected by Group members' Genetic Moo, co-curators of The Mesh, currently on show at Watermans Art Centre.
  • Just announced, the JPES Partnership Prize, for £1000

A Moment For Reflection

Do come and see this vibrant exhibition of Vic Kuell's paintings at The Cello Factory in July.

Vic Kuell died in 2015 at 91. Friend, tutor and role-model to many members. Vic loved and revered The London Group and it played a central part in his life.

As a testament to what the Group meant to him, he has left all his paintings to The London Group to be sold to raise funds. As well as wanting to leave this valuable legacy to the Group, Vic particularly wanted members to be able to have his paintings at affordable prices.

5 - 11th July 2017
Daily 2 - 6pm, FREE
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ

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

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.

The Mesh

A small group exhibition by The London Group at the Watermans Art Centre New Media Gallery

Several members use computers as an important part of their practice. Although only one of the artists in this show describes themselves as 'digital', all of them mix digital and analogue techniques. At each step of the way from idea to rendered object, the use of computer hardware and software threads its way through the creative process. The final objects may be physical, but their expression is necessarily digital.

From the algorithmic chain mail in Angela Eames' work to the physical web shot through with electricity by Cadi Froehlich, the network of 3D polygons used by Bryan Benge and David Theobald, to the drawn matrices of James Faure Walker and Erika Winstone, there are meshes throughout the show. The full range of digital techniques are on display from copy 'n paste to algorithmic design and mathematical rendering - techniques which weave under and over each other in the exhibition and which reflect upon the multi-layered history of the group. Indeed, The London Group itself, and its century of cooperation among artists, can be seen as a tightly knit group; a polychromatic tapestry of people, styles and technologies - a mesh.

Participating artists : Bryan Benge, Angela Eames, James Faure Walker, Cadi Froehlich, Eric Fong, Genetic Moo, Judith Jones, Amanda Loomes, Peter Lowe, Ian Parker, Victoria Rance, Paul Tecklenberg, David Theobald, & Erika Winstone.

17 March - 21 May 2017
Daily 10am - 9pm, FREE
Private View : Friday 17th March 6 - 9pm
Watermans Art Centre
40 High St, Brentford, TW8 0DS

Waterman's website

Personal Relations - International Miniature Portrait Exhibition

Curated by hARTslane (Cristiana Bottigella and London Group member Tisna Westerhof)


Personal Relations intends to create unexpected and appealing international cultural bridges and to foster a sense of unity and collaboration across Europe. The project presents a collection of new works, the size of a mobile phone, created by artist members of different international artists' associations. Just as miniature portraits were originally given as political gifts to kings or queens, the project aims to strengthen international bonds on an artistic level. The miniature portraits will be presented in London at The Cello Factory, in December 2016. The touring exhibition will then travel to The Hague (The Netherlands, February 2017), Vicenza (Italy, April 2017) and elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

The touring exhibition:

  • 6th - 16th December 2016, London, at The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8ST
  • 25th February - 29th March 2017, The Hague (The Nederlands) at Pulchri Studio
  • 29th April - 4th June 2017, Vicenza (Italy), at Mirror Gallery

On Thursday 8th December, 7.30pm there will be a concert by The Collective at the Cello Factory

And on Monday 12th December at 6.30pm there will be Artists' Talks by members of The London Group

Please see the dedicated Personal Relations website for more information on the overseas shows and details of the exhibitions for this exciting ongoing project.

Viewpoints at Felix & Spear

A small group exhibition of paintings by The London Group at the Felix & Spear Gallery of Modern British and Contemporary Art

Nearly twenty percent of The London Group artists work from, or use as source, the natural world. Their work varies through a variety of models of perceptual engagement; from the surreal to realism, from narrative to abstraction, embodying a medley of individual styles as an eclectic mix of communication amongst peers. Formed in 1913, The London Group offered additional exhibiting opportunities to artists and is one of the oldest artist led organisations in the world, operating without dogma or style.

The London Group exhibitors in this exhibition are: David Shutt, Marenka Gabeler, Slav Blatton, Daniel Preece, Peter Clossick, Julie Held, Susan Wilson, David Tebbs, Tim Craven, Victoria Bartlett, Mike Thorpe, David Wiseman, Anthony Eyton RA, Jane Humphrey, Gus Cummins RA, and Mark Dunford.

2 February - 23 February 2017
Felix & Spear, 71 St. Mary's Road, London W5 5RG
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 10.30am - 6.00pm
Saturday 11.00am - 4.00pm

Felix & Spear website

The Principle of Sufficient Irritation, The London Group Open Prize Exhibition

Cadi Froehlich, Martin Heron and Darren Nisbett


A new exhibition at London's Cello Factory this November will engage anyone fascinated by anomalies in the built environment, and the possibilities inherent in discarded industrial materials. The exhibtion brings together the work of three artists who were winners at last year's Open. Two of them went on to join the group this year. All three artists transform discarded metals, reclaimed materials, and demolished places, re-animating them with new narratives and personalities. The exhibition is titled after a Philip K. Dick short story.

4th - 10th November
The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London SE1 8TJ

Open 4th November 12 ­ 8pm, then 12 ­ 6pm daily
Artists' Talks 10th November 6.30 - 8.30pm

The London Group Annual Exhibition 2016

The London Group is the UK's longest running and most prestigious artists' collective. For over one hundred years there have been yearly exhibitions and you are warmly welcomed to this year's show; The London Group Members' Annual Exhibition will be held once again at the wonderful Cello Factory this Autumn.

"The London Group's mission statement is to advance public awareness of contemporary art and the Group is seriously committed to offering artists the opportunity for showing, nurturing and supporting the development of the art of the future." (Susan Haire - President).

In recognition of 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, and video.

12th - 21st October
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ

Open daily 2 ­ 6pm

'The deaf canvas listens...'

Wed 21-28 April 2016
weekdays 10am - 5pm
At Kensington and Chelsea College
Hortensia Road
SW10 0QS

This exhibition has been inspired by the quote from Walter Sickert a founder member and President of The London Group "On a series of apparently tiresome, flat sittings seeming to lead nowhere - one day something happens, the touches seem to 'take', the deaf canvas listens, your words flow and you have done something."

The work includes painting, sculpture, drawing, mixed media, digital, photography, and video and provides an excellent opportunity to see recent work by the following 40 Members of the Group. Moich Abrahams, Wendy Anderson, Bryan Benge, Slawomir Blatton, Clive Burton, Peter Clossick, Tim Craven, Philip Crozier, Jeff Dellow, James Faure Walker, Cadi Froehlich, Tricia Gillman, Susan Haire, Julie Held, Bill Henderson, Martin Heron, Gillian Ingham, Judith Jones, Matthew Kolakowski, Jeff Lowe, Graham Milestone, C. Morey de Morand, Charlotte C. Mortensson, Kathleen Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer, Ian Parker, Janet Patterson, Daniel Preece, David Redfern, Tom Scase, Tommy Seaward, Philippa Stjernsward, Suzan Swale, David Tebbs, Paul Tecklenberg, David Theobald, Mike Thorpe, Philippa Tunstill, Bill Watson, Susan Wilson, David Wiseman.

The London Group has had a long association with Kensington and Chelsea College, several members teach and have taught there. A special thank you to Matthew Kolakowski Head of Fine Art who has facilitated the exhibition.

There will be artists’ talks on Tuesday 26 April from 6-8pm


Combines is a small Group Exhibition curated by Mark Dickens inspired by the innovative combination artworks of Robert Rauschenberg and others in the 50s and 60s.

The show features work by Ece Clarke, Mark Dickens, Susan Haire, Annie Johns, Eric Moody, Charlotte C Mortensson, Janet Nathan, Michael Phillipson, David Redfern, Tom Scase, Tommy Seaward, Suzan Swale, and Anthony Whishaw RA in collaboration with film maker Alessandro Farrattini.

December 3-7 2015
Open daily
Admission Free
The Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Road
London SE1 8TJ

There are artists talks on Monday the 7th 7-9pm

The London Group Open 2015

The London Group held its 82nd Open in 2015 with cash and material prizes worth over £5,000. Submission was made online for the first time and hundreds of artists applied and 71 got to exhibit their work alongside the Group's members. Works were shown in all mediums including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, digital, mixed media and video. The work was shown over two exhibitions at the bright and cheery Cello Factory in October and November 2015.

Photos from the exhibition here


"Always it is by bridges that we live", from Bridge for the Living, Philip Larkin, Collected Poems, 2003.

A Small Group Exhibition by eleven members of The London Group - works include installation, painting, video and sculpture: Laura Carey, Marenka Gabeler, Aude Hérail Jäger, Samantha Jarman, Amanda Loomes, Charlotte C. Mortensson, Susan Sluglett, Suzan Swale, Tisna Westerhof, Susan Wilson, Erika Winstone.

London is a bridge. It was the lowest point at which the Thames could be bridged. It joins people. It makes connections. Diverse connections. Eleven members of The London Group identify in their work a permanent momentum to cross-reference, reach over to other domains, link and re-orientate.

28 April - 9 May 2015
The Cello Factory, London, SE1 8TJ

Images from the show can be seen on Flickr

The London Group Draw II

The London Group Draw II was a fantastic night at The Cello Factory. Over 120 original art works by members and friends of the group were sold raising money to house the 2017 Open exhibition in a single large venue.

For the price of £100 a ticket people left the Cello Factory with a piece of London Group art under their arm. The event raised over £12000. Thanks to the organisers and particularly Gill Ingham for making it such a successful, chaotic and fun night. Everybody seemed happy with their selection even down to the end which goes to show the diversity of work on show. The London Group has something for everyone.

Click here to see the details of the draw and the individual art works.

Photos of the night are on Flickr

The art works for offer were on show for a week before the Draw from 17th - 23rd April 2-6pm

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Rd, London, SE1 8TJ

From David Bomberg to Paula Rego - The London Group in Southampton

Southampton City Art Gallery has Britain's largest collection of work by The London Group. The collection was started in 1954 after a highly successful London Group exhibition held during that year, and it has continued to be built up until today. For the first time, the gallery is showing the historic works together alongside contemporary work by current members in a dynamic show representing many of Britain's greatest 20th and 21st century artists.

28th June - 1st November 2014
Southampton City Art Gallery
Civic Centre Rd
SO14 7LP

Southampton's Website

From David Bomberg to Paula Rego has already been getting some positive recommendations, including a brief mention in the Sunday Times critical list, and a feature on BBC Radio Solent which you can listen to here.

An extensive review by Ed Stilliard of the Southern Daily Echo.

The group's archivist, David Redfern, has written an interesting article about the Southampton exhibition on the Public Catalogue Foundation website.

We're also using Pinterest to gather information and the increasing publicity for the show. Click on the See On Pinterest button (right) to access the noticeboard.

Follow Arts Media Contacts's board From David Bomberg to Paula Rego. The London Group in Southampton. on Pinterest.

Wall Talk by Maya Ramsay

The London Group Solo Show Award winner Maya Ramsay will be exhibiting surfaces lifted from historically and politically significant buildings. Alongside her collaborative exhibition Station X: documenting the derelict buildings of Bletchley Park.

26th April, 7pm, DeciBells Concert - The Swiss Percussion Trio & Jenni Hogan, £10 (concessions available)

30th April, 8pm, Enigma Concert - Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian, the composer-in-residence at Handel House and string-players from the LSO will sonically explore Maya Ramsay's work, £10 (concessions available)

April 26th - May 4th
12-6pm Daily
Cello Factory
33-34 Cornwall Street
Waterloo, SE1 8TJ


The press release can be downloaded on the Press Page

The London Group On London

27th February - 12th March
Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Street, Waterloo, SE1 8TJ

Members of the group reflecting on London which is where most of them live and make art. The show also celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first ever London Group show which opened on the 5th of March 1914 at the Goupil Gallery. The show will include painting, sculpture, photography, multi-media, print and video art.

The show recieved an interesting review on a-n

The group has a pinterest board of LGOL including photos of the BBC news item.

"Uproar!" The First 50 Years
of The London Group

To celebrate The London Group's centenary year, Ben Uri will curate and host a major historical exhibition examining the first half century in the group's turbulent history. This is the first extensive survey of the Group's first 50 years. During these early decades, these often innovative and daring works consistently provoked a sense of 'uproar' stimulating the public's appetite for the new.

This exhibition and book embody the essence of British modernism. 100 years later, many of these 'Uproarious' radicals are now cornerstones of twentieth century British art history.

31st Oct 2013 - 2nd March 2014
Ben Uri Museum & Gallery
108a Boundary Road, St John's Wood, London NW8 0RH

Link to Ben Uri's Uproar! web page

You can download the Press Release with full list of artists on the Press page

The show has been receiving good reviews. You can access them from the News page

The slide show of the members response to Uproar! can be seen here

+100 The London Group Today

16 Nov - 13 Dec 2013, The Cello Factory

On 15 November 1913 Jacob Epstein coined the name for The London Group, Britain’s longest running artists’ group. A hundred years later to the day, +100 The London Group Today opens in the capital, a unique exhibition that connects Britain’s leading contemporary artists to their historical counterparts. Each work on display is a response by a current London Group member to an early work by a past member on show in a the partner historical exhibition: "Uproar!" the first 50 years of The London Group 1913-1963, at Ben Uri (See right).

Photos from the Private view

Photos of the show

There was a full programme of events organised by Gill Ingham to accompany the show at the Cello Factory including two well attended musical recitals of Harpsichord and Recorder music. There was also a children's Drop in and Draw day, Artists talks and a Question Time Panel Discussion hosted by Matthew Kolakowski.

The show was reviewed by The Flaneur art blog.

The Centenary Open 2013

The Cello Factory,33-34 Cornwall Road, Waterloo, SE1 8TJ

The Centenary Open included artists from all over the world who submitted work and in all media, from painting to digital art. This year the guest selectors who headed the selection committee were Jane England (Director England & Co), Bruce McLean (Artist) and Nicholas Usherwood (Critic).

76 artists were selected to show work alongside 61 London Group members at two exhibitions held at The Cello Factory in Waterloo, in May and June 2013. Prizes were handed out worth over £5000 in total and a special prize of a solo show was awarded to Maya Ramsay.

Photos from Part 1 : May 14 - May 24

Photos from Part 2 : May 28 - June 7

The London Group at 100


Saturday 9 February - Sunday 21 April 2013

The London Group is delighted to be working with the National Trust at Mottisfont during its centenary year. Mottisfont House exhibits, and has listed within its catalogue, eighteen major works by artists who have been members of The Group.

The London Group at 100 brings together the Group's historic pieces with work by over 40 of its current members and includes contemporary paintings, sculpture, moving image and photography.

Photos of the show on flickr

Centenary Members' Exhibition at Pitzhanger Manor

23 January - 9 March 2013
PM Gallery & House, Ealing, London

Painting, print, sculpture, drawing, video and installation works shown by current members to mark the 100th year since the Group's formation. The show will fill the PM Gallery and there will be site-specific works in the Manor House which was the country residence of the famous art collector and architect Sir John Soane.

Photos of the show are here

Members' 2012 Annual Exhibition The Cello Factory

The yearly exhibition of members' recent work, coupled with a 'virtual show' of projected images of additional work, giving a broader impression of the members' ouvres.

The show included a performance arranged by new group member Lydia Maria Julien.

On My Behalf - self portraits from The London Group

Devised by Group members Amanda Loomes and Ian Parker, the 27 self-portraits in this exhibition embraced the full complexity of self-portraiture and reflected the breadth of work currently within The London Group. The exhibition was in the foyer space of the Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch in London.

The show was reviewed by Corinna Lotz and documented on flickr.

On My Behalf

Territories & Boundaries

Kensington & Chelsea College
24 April - 3 May 2012
Devised by Group members Paul Tecklenberg and Jane Humphries, the show surveyed the appropriation of maps and charts and also explored notions of territory and boundaries through the translation of 3D into a scaled-down 2D representation. Work by 22 Group members was exhibited.

Documentation on flickr

Download Pdf Catalogue of Territories & Boundaries

Open Exhibition 2011

The Cello Factory
20 October - 10 November 2011
The Group's biennial Open show in which works by Group members were exhibited alongside works selected from open submissions. 160 works in total were shown. The selection was made by Bill Feaver (writer, artist and critic) and Jenni Lomax (Director, Camden Arts Centre). Guest exhibitors Gillian Ayres RA, Robyn Denny, John Carter RA and Richard Wilson RA also participated, and a work by the late John Hoyland RA was shown.

Documentation on flickr

The Invisible Line

Piers Feetham Gallery
8 - 26 March 2011
Devised by past president Philip Crozier, the show explored the 'invisible line' between figuration and abstraction. Participating artists: Victoria Arney, John Crossley, Philip Crozier, Tricia Gillman, Julie Held, Bill Henderson, Pauline Little, Peter Morrell, Daniel Preece, Alex Ramsay, Tom Scase, Anthony Whishaw.

"Inspiration" - Part 2

Kensington & Chelsea College,
22 September - 7 October 2010
Continuing the themes of the successful Inspiration - Part 1, held earlier in the year.

Members' 2010 Annual Exhibition

The Cello Factory
1 - 11 June 2010
Recent work by some 60 members was shown, together with a 'virtual exhibition' of images of additional examples of their work, allowing for a more complete view to be formed of their output.

Inspiration - Kensington and Chelsea College

29 of the Group's members exhibited works showing the direction given them by inspirational tutors and other sources earlier in their careers.
20 Jan - 4 Feb 2010 (curator Paul Tecklenberg)
The show received much favourable comment.

The London Group Open 2009 at the Menier Gallery

Exhibition of drawn work by London Group members

Part 1: 21-30 October (curators Tom Scase & Mark Dickens)
Part 2: 4-13 November (curators Tony Collinge & Vic Kuell)

Drawing - Act and Artefact

Exhibition of drawn work by London Group members

Morley Gallery, 61 Westminster Bridge Rd, London, SE1 7HT
25th March - 9th April 2009, curated by Wendy Smith and Suzan Swale.

Stand Alone - an exhibition of work by London Group sculptors

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, Waterloo, SE1 8TJ
19th - 24th January 2009, curated by Clive Burton & Bill Watson.

The London Group Members' 95th Anniversary Exhibition

The Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark St, London SE1
29th Oct - 7th Nov 2008, curated by Tony Collinge

Highgate Gallery, Highgate Literary & Scientific Institute

11 South Grove, London, N6 6BS
9 - 22 May 2008: curated by Tom Scase

The London Group at Mauger Modern Art, Bath

6 Bartlett St, Bath, BA1 2QZ
19 April - 24 May 2008

The London Group at Deutsche Bank, Part 2

6 February - 15 April 2008

The London Group Open 2007 at The Menier Gallery

Part 1: 7 - 16 November
Part 2: 21 - 30 November
The resumption after a 15-year break of the biennial Open exhibtion, featuring work by Group members, invited artists from Arti & Amicitiae, and selected non-members.

Collective Response, Guildhall Art Gallery, London

8 October - 11 November 2007
A selected London Group exhibition curated by Annie Johns and Wendy Anderson.

The London Group at Deutsche Bank, Part 1

18 January - 18 April 2007

Art et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, De salon 2006

16 November - 10 December 2006, London Group members invited to show alongside Arti members.

The London Group Annual Exhibition, Bankside Gallery

13 April - 1 May 2006

Sassoon Gallery, Peckham, PArt 1

10-22 April 2006

Sassoon Gallery, Peckham, PArt 2

25 April - 6 May 2006