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Archive for January, 2019

‘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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