111 NOT OUT, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, UK

11 03 2024//

Right: Sandra Crisp: ‘BLOOM [1]’, 80 x 80 cm on Dibond aluminium (Left: G. Ingham)

On 2 Mar 2024 (2-4pm) there was a busy and succesful launch for the celebratory 111 NOT OUT exhibition with The London Group at Quay Arts, Sea Street, Newport, Isle of Wight, England, UK

The exhibition is free entry and continues until 27 Apr 2024

All welcome

111 NOT OUT celebrates the 110th anniversary of The London Group’s inaugural exhibition at London’s Goupil Gallery in March 1914 by reaching back across that long period of time to connect with the founders in a new exhibition at Quay Arts, Isle of Wight.

Sandra Crisp: ‘BLOOM [1]’, 80 x 80 cm on Dibond aluminium
‘BLOOM [1]’, 80 x 80 cm on Dibond aluminium (detail) Also showing QR code linking to the chosen founder member’s image by David Bomberg

Participating members from the current London Group were invited to select a founding member to draw inspiration from and respond to.

I selected David Bomberg, ‘IN THE HOLD’,Oil paint on canvas, circa 1913-1914

View the painting here:


I am drawn to the mosaic-like fragmentation, energy, fractured geometry and complexity within this abstract painting which appears in dialogue with modern life and the dynamism of rapidly advancing Industrialisation of the time. Also, a pointer towards C20 advanced computerisation still some decades away but with Ada Lovelace writing the first algorithm in 1848.

Sandra Crisp