The UKs longest-running and most prestigious artists collective, The London Group
, announces the 70 members who will be exhibiting in the 82nd London Group Open:
Moich Abrahams Mark Ainsworth Wendy Anderson Victoria Bartlett Bryan Benge Slawomir Blatton Frank Bowling OBE RA Clive Burton Paul & Laura Carey Ece Clarke Robert Clarke Peter Clossick John Crossley Philip Crozier Mark Dickens Angela Eames Anthony Eyton RA James Faure Walker Eric Fong Marenka Gabeler Genetic Moo Tricia Gillman Anthony Green RA Susan Haire Julie Held Bill Henderson Aude Hérail Jäger John Holden Gillian Ingham Albert Irvin OBE RA Annie Johns Richard Kemp Matthew Kolakowski Victor Kuell Amanda Loomes Jeff Lowe Graham Mileson Eric Moody C. Morey De Morand Peter Morrell Charlotte C. Mortensson Kathleen Mullaniff Janet Nathan Eugene Palmer Ian Parker Janet Patterson Michael Phillipson Chris Poulton Daniel Preece Alex Ramsay David Redfern Dame Paula Rego Tom Scase Tommy Seaward David Shutt Susan Skingle Philippa Stjernsward Suzan Swale David Tebbs Paul Tecklenberg David Theobald Michael Thorpe Philippa Tunstill Bill Watson Neil Weerdmeester Tisna Westerhof Anthony Whishaw RA Arthur Wilson Susan Wilson Erika Winstone David Wiseman
The London Group members listed will exhibit their work alongside at least 70 non member artists selected from the open call. The selected non-member artists will be announced in early September 2015, with all works being displayed across two exhibitions at The Cello Factory, London from 13 - 23 October and 27 October - 6 November 2015.
The exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity for emerging and established artists to raise their profile, win cash and material prizes, and exhibit their work to the public alongside the Groups esteemed members. Carefully picked by The London Group Selection Committee, consisting of existing member artists, this truly is an exhibition of art chosen by artists.
The 82nd exhibition will be dedicated to former London Group member, Albert Irvin OBE RA, who sadly passed away this year. Albert was a member of the Group for 50 years. His work will additionally be on display during both parts of the exhibition.
In recognition of todays 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.
A selection of generous awards will be presented at a Prize Giving event on 6th November. The prizes include a three-person exhibition at The Cello Factory, and the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art purchase prize. Included within the £5000 prize fund is the Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award for an artist under 35 (£1,500), a sculpture prize awarded by Jeff Lowe (£500), the GX Gallery Annual prize (£300), and the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers Prize for Drawing (£300). Material prizes include the Winsor & Newton Materials Prize for Painting and Drawing (£500), and £300 worth of photographic services from Patrick Gorman.
Two artists talks with some of the exhibiting artists will take place on 19th October and 2nd November 2015.