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

2016 MALL GALLERY ANNUAL EXHIBITION

The exhibition will run from the private view at 2pm on Sunday the 28th of February until closing at 4pm on Saturday the 5th of March.



The 2016 exhibition of the Wapping Group of Artists in the Threadneedle Space at the Mall Galleries, which will be our 70th show. We were formed in 1946 by a group of keen plein air painters to record the sights of the busy Port of London and the surrounding city. Each year the exhibition brings together the varied sights of today’s city along with some memories of the old. Although we are united in our subject matter each of the 25 exhibiting members brings their own unique vision to bear giving a very broad and varied view of our changing city.

We would be more than delighted to see friends old and new! All pictures will be for sale.
http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/london-its-river

View some of the paintings from the 2016 show here

If you would like to be added to our mailing list for these exhibitions (postal or, preferably, by email) please contact the Secretary via the Contact page of this website.

News

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‘Historic AGM’
Posted on Tuesday April 12, 2016

‘Mall Galleries 2016 exhibition photos’
Posted on Monday March 07, 2016

‘London and its River’ 2016 exhibition at the Mall Galleries’
Posted on Tuesday December 08, 2015

‘Two new candidates elected’
Posted on Wednesday December 02, 2015

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