The Wapping Group of Artists - Est 1939

Archive for 2019

Keith Morton is welcomed to the membership

Posted on: April 12th, 2019

At the recent Annual General Meeting the Group elected Keith Morton to full membership. Keith trained at Hornsey College before following a career in advertising. He works in oils, acrylics and watercolour, painting portraits, still life and architectural or marine landscapes. He has shown with the ‘The Discerning Eye’, the ROI and the RP.

In other news from the AGM, Chris Burdett joins the committee. And our strong field of candidates this year comprises Chris Daynes, Andy Lee, Robbie Murdoch and Chris Robinson.

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Another chance to see the Annual show 2019

Posted on: March 4th, 2019

With gallery space unexpectedly available, the major part of the Wapping Group Annual Exhibition continues for another two weeks at the Mall Galleries (relocated to the Threadneedle Space) until Saturday 16th March. See for opening times and details.

Anthony Lester opens the Wapping Group show, announces the new book

Posted on: February 28th, 2019

Roger Dellar presided over the opening of the 2019 exhibition last Sunday 24th February, singling Trevor Chamberlain out for special mention with the news that Trevor has just clocked up fifty years as a member of the Group. Roger then introduced our guest, the well-known art critic and author Anthony Lester, who recalled how he began his collecting career as a child, even then having a sharp eye for a good painting.  He went on to say that he was very much looking forward to researching and writing the new Wapping Group book, on which work is due to begin this year.

Trevor Chamberlain, Roger Dellar and Anthony Lester at the 2019 exhibition Private View

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‘The Wapping Group Challenge 2019’ Art Evening Event

Posted on: January 17th, 2019

Join us for an Open Evening on Monday 25th February between 5.30 and 8pm. We’ve called it the ‘Wapping Challenge’. Though this will take place indoors, it’s actually the same thing we do all the time outdoors: some artists taking on the same subject in their own styles and using different media. And just like when we work outdoors, we’re doing it live, real-time, in front of spectators and passers-by, and it can all go horribly wrong! The brave up-front artists this time will be Paul Banning, working in watercolour, John Shave (oils), and Karl Terry (oils).

If you can’t usually get here during the day, this evening opening is also an ideal opportunity to see the rest of the annual exhibition which goes on as usual around the Gallery.  Admission free.


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WGA Annual Exhibition in The Mall Galleries, 25th February – 2nd March 2019

Posted on: January 17th, 2019

25th February – 1st March 10am – 5pm, Saturday 2nd March 10am – 4pm

“Members of the Wapping Group have been painting “en plein air” in London and along the banks of the Thames since 1946.

During the summer once a week, come rain or shine, the group meets and paints at an agreed venue. From Windsor to Faversham,

from riverbank to city street each subject is seen and recorded through the member’s eyes. Each year they exhibit the year’s delights

and sights of riverbank, estuary and city. A unique exhibition of over a hundred works ranging from the expressive plein air sketch to the

more considered studio pieces. All works are for sale.”


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