What have Doctor Who and the Daleks, the Stradivarius and The London Group of artists all got in common?
The answer is The Cello Factory in Waterloo. A site where the original Daleks were produced, but it was also the Savoy Hotel's furniture repository, and was well known in the music world as the place to buy a Stradivarius. And this historic site is the latest venue for The London Group's Annual exhibition.
This year's show at The Cello Factory forms an extension of the Group's prolific exhibiting activities which range from 2009's enormously successful "Open" exhibition at the Menier Gallery, to the recent "Inspiration" exhibition at Kensington and Chelsea College which examined teaching and influences in and out of the British Art School system.
The London Group is a community of nearly 100 visual artists with shared commitment to studio practice and exhibiting their work, originally established in 1913 when Jacob Epstein, Walter Sickert and Wyndham Lewis amalgamated the Camden Town Group and The English Vorticists. Past and present members include Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Frank Bowling RA, Anthony Whishaw RA and Wendy Taylor CBE. Notable artists who have exhibited with us include Tracey Emin, Gillian Ayres, Peter Blake, John Hoyland, Allen Jones and Elizabeth Frink.
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