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Archive for 2021

A Changing View – Latest news

Posted on: November 29th, 2021

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’

Posted on: November 8th, 2021

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’

Posted on: April 29th, 2021

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

Plans for 2021

Posted on: January 19th, 2021

A year ago the Wapping Group was very busy with preparations for our usual annual show at the end of February, and with finalising the annual painting programme. We were having all the usual debate about places to go, pubs to list for the end of day, guests to invite, and all the rest of it. We were, in short, looking forward to another year’s painting, with nothing more serious to worry about than the weather forecasts. None of us could possibly  have imagined what was about to happen.

We just about squeezed the 2020 exhibition in before coronavirus struck fully. Then it was lockdown, and we converted the annual painting programme into a virtual one, not going out but working from reference in the studio. Much later, in the summer as the situation eased, some of us ventured outdoors to paint for a few of the dates. But then things got worse again, and in November we took the decision to defer and then cancel altogether our plans for the 2021 annual show.

We are sorry to disappoint all our many followers, not to mention ourselves, but any prospect of a show in 2021 is still too much like wishful thinking. Meanwhile we hope, like everyone else, that vaccination will eventually liberate us, and on that basis we are planning our painting programme as usual for 2021. It gives us something to go on even if we may have to miss a few dates at the beginning, and we know we can always fall back on ‘virtual’ painting. Those of you who followed the virtual programme on Facebook through 2020 will know that each week brought fascinating work to look at, and we hope to keep posting this year, whether virtual or not – keep your eye on it!