The London Group Open

London Group

Deadline: August 30, 2019
Entry fee: one submission – £20, two submissions – £35, three submissions – £45
Prizes: £500, £750, £1,000, £2,000, Participation in the Exhibition

The London Group Open 2019 will be staged in two parts during Nov/Dec 2019 at The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 8TJ. This will be The London Group’s 84th Open exhibition. Both parts of the exhibition will include works by London Group members and works by non-members selected from open submission. Selected exhibitors will show a maximum of one work. Approximately 120 works will be shown in total with a minimum of 60 works by non-members – at least half of the exhibitors will be non-members.

Works for the exhibition will be selected by a panel of artists from The London Group Selection Committee, comprising 17 current members.

A full colour catalogue showing all works will be produced and distributed free of charge.

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 30 August 2019.


  • The President’s Prize of a three-person exhibition at The Cello Factory.
  • £2000 Ingram Collection Purchase Prize
  • £1000 Victor Kuell Memorial Prize for innovation
  • £1000 Sculpture Prize awarded by Jeff Lowe
  • £1000 JPES Partnership Prize
  • The Felix & Spear Exhibition Prize, an opportunity to exhibit work in their prestigious gallery
  • £750 Chelsea Arts Club Trust Stan Smith Award for research and materials for an artist under 35
  • £500 Schauerman Digital Art Prize
  • The President’s Prize: Three-Person Exhibition at The Cello Factory

Three artists will be selected for an exhibition at The Cello Factory, selected by The President of The London Group. The prize will include a Private View provided by The London Group and assistance with the hanging of the exhibition at a date to be agreed. The artists will be jointly responsible for publicity, insurance of their work, and invigilation of the exhibition.


Submissions of work are invited from visual artists working in any medium including, painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, mixed media, installation, video, sound, digital and performance.

All artists selected for exhibition, including those working outside the UK, must arrange for delivery and collection of their work to and from The Cello Factory at the specified days and times. Please ensure that you can comply with this requirement before entering, as The London Group cannot assist with alternative arrangements.

Artists must be 18 years of age or over.

Works made by more than one artist are eligible but one artist will need to act as lead artist.

The submitted works must have been made since 2017 by the submitting artist.

Submission Procedure

Submission is by online entry only. Up to three submissions can be made, although no more than one work per artist, if selected, will be exhibited.

A non-refundable fee must be paid with the submissions – this fee is payable irrespective of the work being selected – £20 for one submission, £35 for two submissions, £45 for three submissions.



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