The Wapping Group of Artists - Est 1939

‘Welcome to our newest member!’

The new President Geoff Hunt welcomes Louise Diggle, the newest member of the Wapping group. Lou was elected to Full Member at the Annual General Meeting yesterday. Really well done and many congratulations Lou.




‘Five Presidents’

Geoff Hunt the new President and four former Presidents were at the Group’s Annual General Meeting on the 31st March. From left to right, Trevor Chamberlain, Roger Dellar, Bert Wright, Geoff Hunt, and Robin Mackervoy.




‘A change at the AGM’

At the end of his five year term as President, Roger Dellar hands over to Geoff Hunt who becomes the seventeenth President of the Group in it’s seventy five year history. Roger’s time as President has seen the Group publishing it’s third Book “A Changing View” which is now available to buy through the website.




‘Welcome to two new Candidates’

The Wapping Group warmly welcomes two new Candidates, Tushar Sabel and Max White.  We look forward to seeing them out painting with us in the 2022 season, beginning in April.




‘Successful book launch’

The Group’s new book was officially launched at the annual show yesterday evening at the Mall Galleries. Geoff Hunt thanked all concerned while Roger Dellar painted a fine demonstration work. We were delighted to see many old friends there, including Anthony Lester and John Deston.
It’s not too late to catch the show, which ends at 4pm this Sunday 13th February, and you can buy the book either at the show or online, just follow the link on this page.




Book Launch evening and painting demonstration by Roger Dellar

We’re delighted to be able to add even more to what promises to be a fun evening on Wednesday 9th February at the launch of our 75th anniversary book, “A Changing View” – Roger Dellar has promised to paint one his extremely popular demonstrations as well!

Do join us between 6 – 8pm for a celebratory glass of wine and a relaxed look at the exhibition, as well as being an ideal opportunity to pick up a copy of the new book at just £27.50, saving the usual £ 5.25 post and packing charge.




The 2022 Exhibition – just three weeks to go!

It’s great to be able to get back to showing our paintings of the year at the wonderful Mall Galleries, and the 2022 exhibition will be a special one since it commemorates our 75th anniversary, which we weren’t able to do last year. At the same time we are formally launching our new book, “A Changing View”.

For the Exhibition and details of the book, see other pages here. You’re also very welcome to the book launch on the evening of Wednesday 9th February, but all through the exhibition this is your ideal opportunity to pick up a copy of the book at just £27.50, saving the usual £ 5.25 post and packing charge.




A Changing View – Latest news

Delivery of the Wapping Group’s new book to the warehouse is expected this week, and we will very shortly be adding the order and payment page to this website – please keep checking!




‘A Changing View’

The long-awaited Wapping Group 75th anniversary book, ‘A Changing View’ is finally rolling off the press! David Penny and Geoff Hunt have made three trips to the printers, Colourgraphics Arts, to check the colour and then to watch the first sheets coming through.


Check this News page again in a couple of weeks for full details of the book and how to order a copy.




‘The Wapping painting year gets under way’

Good news for once: we have started our 2021 painting season with the hope that last year may be, finally, behind us. We’re keeping outdoors, naturally, and several paint-brush distances apart. Our first date was Isleworth, and true to form the weather was highly unpromising!

Keep watching this space for ongoing news of the Wapping Group’s 75th anniversary book, which is now in production.

Frozen-fingered images courtesy of John Killens and John Walsom

IMG_8451:a WGA 2021 Isleworth