The London Group Open 2019 PART II

Nov 18 2019//

A new digital print by Sandra entitled VERTITECTURE fake_news_mix will be exhibited in The London Group Open 2019 PART II

4 – 14 December

Private View: 3 December

Artist Talks: 13 December

The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ co-operative, The London Group, is delighted to announce both the member and the selected exhibitors for its 84th open exhibition. The London Group Open 2019 offers a wonderful opportunity for emerging and established artists to raise their profile, win cash prizes, and exhibit their work alongside the Group’s esteemed members. No commission will be charged on any works sold during the 2019 exhibition in line with the Group’s commitment to give artists ‘a boost in a tough career, thereby nurturing and supporting the development of the art of the future’. (Susan Haire, President).


The WRONG Bienalle

Nov 01 2019//

Really pleased to have ‘perpetual browse_r_2’ video inlcuded in THE WRONG biennale, in USER PREFERENCES pavillion curated by maria cynkier, artists include: laurene bois-mariage, isabel bonafé, james bryant, timothy cape, sandra crisp, milena edelstein pinheiro, kio griffith, zander porter, leslie tucker, tina willgren.

‘what’s the wrong’s mission?
to create, promote and push positive forward-thinking contemporary digital art to a wider audience through a biennial event that gathers a vast selection of curated artworks, embracing the artists, curators and institutions of today’s exciting digital culture global scene

where does the wrong happen?
the wrong happens both online, offline and beyond the online happens in pavilions; virtual curated spaces in any accessible online media where selected artworks are exhibited the offline happens in embassies; institutions, art spaces, galleries and artist run spaces in cities around the world’

Simultan Festival 2019

Nov 11 2019//

Really pleased to be selected with ‘perpetual browser_2’ for one of my favourite festivals Simultan 2019 – ‘Will There Be a Time When it Will Not be’
8—10 NOVEMBER 2019

“The world we know and understand now will no longer exist in the near future. Although the speed of change fueled by science and technology is remarkable, it often goes unnoticed, because the deepest structural changes happen almost imperceptibly and quickly become norms. We have entered a period of instability, many of our assumptions and certainties are blown up. Every day, our expectations and forecasts are reversed.”

SELF SERVICE exhibition photos

June 17 2019//

It was a great pleasure to take part in SELF SERVICE exhibition of artists’ moving image in the atmospheric St John’s Crypt, Waterloo, London – A The London Group and Friends event Curated by Genetic Moo and David Theobald as part of Waterloo Festival 2019. Here are some photos of the event:

Sandra Crisp- Video still ‘perpetual browse_r_2‘. Large-scale projection onto wall of St John’s Crypt, Waterloo, London during SELF SERVICE artists’ moving image exhibition.

Self Service

May 26 2019//

Delighted to be invited to show a new video ‘perpetual browse_r_2‘ in this exciting upcoming exhibition ‘Self Service’ curated by Genetic Moo and David Theobald.

Flyer by David Theobald

‘The age of automation will be the age of do it yourself”, Marshall McLuhan

More and more we are being asked to do things ourselves. From shopping to car insurance, services that traditionally required a human representative have been redesigned so that customers complete their business interacting only with machines. Some might argue this gives us more flexibility and choice and while others see us all becoming unpaid employees, required to do the work in order to access what we need.

Taking its lead from the check-out counters of supermarkets and petrol station forecourts, this exhibition brings together 20 moving image works that respond to this idea of ‘self-service’. Works were contributed by members of the London Group, invited artists and artists chosen from an open call in response to the title.

Self Service curators

10th to 16th June 2019
Daily, Mon-Sat 1-6pm and Sun 12-4pm
Crypt of St John’s, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY
Preview: Wed 12th June, 6-9pm

Artists are: Katerina Athanasopoulou, Steve Carley (LG), Sandra Crisp (LG), Vardit Goldner, Geeske Jansen, Helena Klakocar, Daniel McKee, MOCKSIM (LG), Genetic Moo (LG), Charlotte C Mortensson (LG), Svetlana Ochkovskaya, Piotr Piasta, Duncan Poulton, Sue Ridge, James Rosamond, Eric Schockmel, Alcaeus Spyro, David Theobald (LG)

More information and map on Waterloo Festival website HERE

Self Service is The London Group & Friends exhibition at Waterloo Festival 2019, more information HERE

LG@KCC 2019

May 20 2019//

[vertitecture] trans_plane22′ 85 cm x 85 cm x 1 cm, ink on transparent acrylic/ perspex. Installed at ‘LG @ KCC 2019’ exhibition

Exhibition continues 17th – 23rd May

Open Monday & Wednesday 9.30am – 5.30pm.

Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am – 9.00pm

Kensington & Chelsea College

Hortensia Road

London SW10 0QS

Artists will be presenting talks on the 22nd from 6.00 – 8.00pm

This is a London Group exhibition  showing diverse work from a selection of members: Wendy Anderson, Clive Burton, Ece Clarke, Peter Clossick, Sandra Crisp, Tricia Gillman, Susan Haire, Alexandra Harley, Alexander Hinks, Gillian Ingham, Matthew Kolakowski, Graham Mileson, Kathleen Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer, Claire Parrish, Ian Parker, Sumi Perera, Alexander Ramsay, David Redfern, Tommy Seaward, Suzan Swale, Paul Tecklenberg,Bill Watson, Erika Winstone, David Wiseman.

‘Vertitecture’ Acrylic test-prints

April 17 2019//

This month I’ve been experimenting with test prints on acrylic for forthcoming London Group LG@KCC exhibition at Kensington & Chelsea College, Hortensia Road, London, May 2019. I will be showing a large image from recent Blender 3d Vertictecture series.

Images from Vertitecture series use complex 3d structures populated with visuals downloaded from online searches for disparate contemporary themes such as *fake news* *Ebay kitsch* *global protests*. They were also created using a combination of diffuse and transparent surface textures so I’m looking at how the resulting varied transparencies can work best with the clear acrylic media – The idea is to take the image off the screen to a medium that has screen-like qualities and exploits artificial light or daylight, and integrates that into the work.

Acrylic test-print A4 Size. This image was edited with mask gradients in image editing software before printing

The image will use a process called Direct to Media UV Printing.

Direct to Media UV Printing is a large format, full colour plus white, ultra-fine inkjet printing process which allows artwork to be printed directly on to virtually any flat surface up to 3m x 2m and up to 50mm in depth, or larger sizes using roll-to-roll printing, giving artists greater flexibility in the production of larger works. The nine colour channels are loaded with CMYK plus two light colours alongside white and a varnish and separate primer.

Ultra-fine droplets of ink are deposited directly on to the printing media which is then almost instantly cured, or dried by UV (ultraviolet) light. The specially developed ink droplets are bonded to the surface of your chosen media – giving you a smooth, stable, abrasion resistant and long-lasting image which is weather-resistant for up to five years.

Genesis Imaging, London

In the first test (above) I tried out various gradient masks in image editing software before printing in order to make selected areas more transparent. However, it turned out that the image files could be printed without editing and the full range of transparency variations reproduced perfectly as faithful to the original image (below)

From the test print results, I also noticed that there can be an interesting random unpredictability in that sometimes solid white areas of the image print as totally transparent, so I’m looking forward to seeing what happens when the full-scale print is completed.

Acrylic test-print of 3 different images with varying transparency settings – A4 size

The final print will be 85 cm x 85 cm x 1 cm acrylic and mounted away from the wall by using wall posts to give the appearance of a suspended image.

LG@KCC exhibiting artists include: Wendy Anderson, Clive Burton, Ece Clarke, Peter Clossick, Sandra Crisp, Tricia Gillman, Susan Haire, Alexandra Harley, Alexander Hinks, Gillian Ingham, Matthew Kolakowski, Graham Mileson, Kathleen Mullaniff, Eugene Palmer, Claire Parrish, Ian Parker, Sumi Perera, Alexander Ramsay, David Redfern, Tommy Seaward, Suzan Swale, Paul Tecklenberg, Bill Watson, Erika Winstone, David Wiseman.

FILE Festival 2019

March 23 2019//

Very pleased to hear that 3 recent animated ‘Fuzzy GIFs’ [1280 x 720 pixels] street_view.GIF, city.GIF and fuzzy_phone.GIF have been selected for FILE Festival, Brazil 2019.

The event will take place at the SESI Gallery of Art, in Sao Paulo city June 26 to August 11, 2019. The GIF online program will be launched during the exhibition opening, on June 25.


Fragments of borrowed online visuals are collaged together and explore the limits of motion, transparency, compression & pattern dither texturing. Google Street View visuals and a large fuzzy mobile phone alongside web graphics, for example are layered/ compressed together and animated across an 8-frame timeline [1280 x 720 pixels].

In The Dark: The Cello Factory

January 22 2019//

It was a real pleasure to have work in this diverse exhibition featuring work from The London Group, Lumen Prize and CAS (Computer Arts Society) which attracted 600 visitors

Here are some photos of In The Dark The Cello Factory, Jan 17-19 2019

Photo credits: The artist, The London Group