Cello Factory, The : The London Group Open 2017: Part 2

The UK's longest-running and most prestigious artists' collective - includes Patricia Volk sculptures

The London Group, is delighted to announce the artists selected from open call, to exhibit alongside its members, in the 83rd London Group Open.

The exhibition is a wonderful opportunity for the selected artists to raise their profile, win cash and material prizes, and exhibit their work to the public alongside the Group's esteemed members. 

From a wide range of submissions, The London Group Selection Committee - which consists of existing members - carefully selected 79 artists to each exhibit a work across two exhibitions at The Cello Factory, London

The London Group was formed in 1913 by thirty-two artists from The Camden Town Group and English Vorticists, including Jacob Epstein, Wyndham Lewis, and Walter Sickert, with the aim of creating an independent artist-led exhibiting body to counterbalance the power of institutions such as the Royal Academy. 

Since its foundation, the organisation has been an integral force in the growing and supporting of diverse and emerging artistic talent across Britain. The group's mentoring and exhibiting programme has gone on to support the careers of many of Britain's best-known artists. Frank Auerbach, Frank Bowling, Mary Fedden, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney, L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland are among those who have benefitted from membership to The London Group throughout their careers. www.thelondongroup.com

The Cello Factory has been The London Group's exhibiting base since 2009. It is a stunning double-height gallery in central London with copious natural light and a blacked-out video space. As well as having numerous London Group shows it has a very busy UK and international exhibiting programme. 

The Cello Factory is also a popular venue for concerts, particularly in showcasing young musicians, and it has been the home of the London Ear Festival of contemporary music since its inception in 2013. It is located paces from Waterloo Station.

Makers at this event include (Members in Bold)