The Wapping Group of Artists - Est 1939
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The Wapping Group of Artists

Welcome to the website of one of the longest established societies of working artists in the country.

The Wapping Group of Artists was formally founded in 1946 and initially met to record the busy life of London’s dockland. Since then the Thames, the land either side of it, and the activity related to it have all undergone significant changes. As a result the group now meets to paint at venues anywhere between Henley and the Thames Estuary. Every Wednesday between April and September, whatever the weather, the ‘Wappers’ can be found at a chosen venue rising to the challenge and savouring the pleasures of plein-air painting. This companionable band of just 25 statutory members, all dedicated and capable painters, maintains the original group aims of fellowship and the enthusiastic recording and interpretation of London and the Thames.

On this website you can find more background and history, together with information about the current members and upcoming exhibitions; there is also a selection of images which we hope will give you an insight into the group’s working methods and objectives.

Our new website contains a Links page to the websites of individual members and a Features page where you can read and view interesting material relating to the Wapping Group. The Features page will be added to on a regular basis.

Forthcoming Exhibitions

'68th Annual Exhibition'

24th February – 1st March 2014

at The Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1Y 5BD (North Gallery, no admission fee)
Telephone 020 7930 6844

Private View by invitation 2.00pm Sunday 23rd February

Exhibition open 24th February to 1st March 2014, 10am to 5pm daily and 10am to 4pm on Saturday 1st March.

View some of the paintings here

Sponsored by S. Harlow Period Oak


Click on a news article below to

68th Annual Spring Exhibition
Posted on Wednesday February 26, 2014

Two recent magazine articles featuring the Wapping Group
Posted on Thursday January 23, 2014

New Wapping Group of Artists website
Posted on Tuesday November 26, 2013

Ken Howard OBE RA opens the recent Wapping Group exhibition
Posted on Sunday September 01, 2013

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