Visual art

The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ co-operative, The Visual arts London Group, is delighted to announce the call for entries for its 84th open exhibition.

The Visual arts 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 (previous Open catalogues can be seen HERE).

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

innovative, challenging works in any medium:

• Painting
• Sculpture
• Drawing
• Print
• Photography
• Digital
• Audio
• Mixed media
• Installation
• Video
• Performance

Entry fee

Entry fee starts from 20 GBP (approx. 26 USD).

Open worldwide to artists 18 years of age or over.


Prizes will be awarded to non-members and include;
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

No commission will be charged on any works sold during the 2019 exhibition in line with the Group’s commitment to giving artists a boost in a tough career, thereby nurturing and supporting the development of the art of the future.

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