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The Wapping Group and friends featured in the local French press as they paint in Amboise

Posted on: July 7th, 2014

Under the heading ‘Des peintres anglais dans la ville’, the presence of the Wapping Group and friends aroused plenty of interest in the beautiful French town of Amboise. The ‘Nouvelle République’ for June 18th explained that ‘ils ont traversé la Manche pour peindre Amboise’ and that the Wapping Group is ‘une des plus anciennes sociétés de peintres de plein air d’Angleterre’, and advised local people to ‘ouvrir l’oeil’. This is certainly what happened; locals kept their eyes peeled and showed plenty of interest in the work that the group produced. The photo, taken by Rob Adams, illustrates this well.

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50 new paintings on the website

Posted on: June 9th, 2014

There are now another fifty paintings by the Wapping Group on this website. There are some paintings by new member, Rob Adams, another round of Gallery images has been added, and the Features section covers the letter B in the Alphabet of WGA painting venues by contrasting Brentford and Battlesbridge. We hope that you enjoy looking at our paintings

Rob Adams elected a member of the Wapping Group

Posted on: May 7th, 2014

On April 16th, after a year as a candidate, Rob Adams was elected a full member of the Wapping Group of Artists. We wish him a long and enjoyable life as a Wapper. In the traditional supper that opens the painting programme WGA President Robin Mackervoy presented Rob with the coveted tie.

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68th Annual Spring Exhibition

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

Below are some images from the opening of the 68th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London.

Following a welcoming address by Robin Mackervoy the Exhibition was formally opened by John Deston, Gallery and Events Manager, who has been involved in putting on every Wapping Group show held at the Mall Galleries.

‘London and its River’ is open from 24th February to 1st March 2014, 10am to 5pm daily and 10am to 4pm on Saturday 1st March.

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Two recent magazine articles featuring the Wapping Group

Posted on: January 23rd, 2014
Wappers on site, a pause in the action

Wappers hard at work; a pause in the action

The February 2014 issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine contains a short article which examines the background and objectives of the group and features four Wappers (Edman O’Aivazian, Derek Daniells, Karl Terry and John Killens), who explain which sections of the Thames they find most inspiring.

A few months ago the Wapping Group broke new ground when a team of French journalists interviewed and photographed some of them on location at Gillingham and Lower Halstow for the October-November issue (no. 112) of the magazine Pratique des Arts.

The title of the article is ‘En virée [on location] avec le Wapping group’. Readers with reasonable French can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the planning, setting up and execution of ‘plein-air’ (and sometimes ‘pleine-pluie’ ) painting. The article is both informative and fully illustrated.