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

There are two Wapping Group exhibitions scheduled for 2015, one in London and another in Winchester. 'In February the group will be back again at the Mall galleries; the Private View is by invitation only. The exhibition opens to the public on Monday February 16th, 2015 and runs daily from 10am to 5 pm until Saturday, February 21st, when it closes at 4pm.

In October 2015 the Group will be exhibiting at the Minster Gallery in Winchester; the Private view is scheduled for October 23rd, and the show will run for a week. Full details will be provided as we go into 2015.

View some of the paintings from the 2015 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.


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Record picture sales for The Wapping Group at The Mall Galleries
Posted on Tuesday February 24, 2015

The Wapping Group and friends featured in the local French press as they paint in Amboise
Posted on Monday July 07, 2014

50 new paintings on the website
Posted on Monday June 09, 2014

Rob Adams elected a member of the Wapping Group
Posted on Wednesday May 07, 2014

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