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The London Group, the UK’s longest running and most prestigious artists co-operative, celebrates its one hundredth year in 2013. The Group have a full centenary year programme of events to look forward to, beginning with the call for entries for its Centenary Open.
The biennial open exhibition gives artists, particularly emerging artists, the chance to exhibit their work alongside members to the wider public at two exhibitions that take place in May and June at The Cello Factory, in Waterloo (London).
Work in any medium is accepted including moving image and performance. Up to three submissions can be made, although no more than one work per artist may be selected. The submitted work must have been made since 2011 by the submitting artist. Work selected for exhibition will be expected to be for sale. Approximately 120 works will be shown in total.
The guest selectors for The London Group Centenary Open 2013 are Jane England, gallery director/curator England and Co., Bruce McLean, international performance artist, painter and sculptor and Nicholas Usherwood, independent curator, art critic and writer on contemporary art and culture including Features Editor of Galleries magazine
Entry fee: £20 for one submission, £35 for two submissions, £45 for three submissions.
Submissions of work are invited from visual artists working in any medium including painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, mixed media, installation, video and performance.
Prizes will include a one-week solo exhibition at The Cello Factory in London.
• £1500 Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award for research and materials for an artist under 35
• the Moich Abrahams prize for the most innovative work (1st prize £1000, 2nd prize £250, 3rd prize £100)
• £750 Winsor and Newton materials prize for painting and drawing
• £550 prize for sculpture (awarded by Jeff Lowe)
• £500 of materials or services from John Jones
• £350 of photography services from Patrick Gorman
A full colour catalogue showing all works will be produced and distributed free of charge. Moreover, all submitting artists will receive a special code giving 10% discount off professional art materials at John Jones online, valid until Dec 2013.