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Upcoming: 111 Not Out, Newport, Isle of Wight, 2024

12 12 2023//

The image I will printing for exhibition is a version of ‘Bloom [1]‘ 2020, below:

Sandra Crisp: ‘Bloom [1]’

Today I was very pleased to receive through the post an A4 test direct-print on Dibond from Genesis Imaging (Fulham, London) for planned large format work of Bloom [1] to be exhibited in upcoming The London Group exhibition, 111 Not Out. The final work will be 80 cm x 80 cm:

A4 test print of ‘Bloom [1]’ on Dibond

Dibond mounting is a process of mounting a digital print onto a Dibond sheet. Dibond is aluminium composite, comprising two ultra-thin 0.3mm aluminium panels sandwiched around a polyethylene core.

It’s good to tranform a digitally-generated image into a physical object for exhibition as have been showing mainly moving image recently. The subtle matt surface with a slight back-sheen from the aluminium enhances the image in interesting ways that traditional printing on paper doesn’t offer.

Founded in October 1913, The London Group will celebrate the 110th anniversary of their first exhibition at the Goupil Gallery in March 1914. Each participating member will commend one of the 32 founder-members that most appeals to them in terms of personality and art practice with a QR-coded picture and a short explanatory text alongside their work.

111 Not Out exhibition team

I have chosen David Bomberg as my founder member and his beautiful, complex painting ‘In The Hold’

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

Photos of The London Group Open 2023

29 11 2023//

The exhibition drew to a close with artists’ talks and a record 700 + visitors on Sunday 26th November 2023!

The London Group 85th Open exhibition presented artworks from the Group’s members as well as non-members – selected from over 1,900 entries. In total, 158 artworks were on show, including painting, drawing, digital art, installation, mixed media, photography, print, sculpture, sound and video. The result was a display featuring established and emerging artists, all working at the forefront of contemporary practice.

The London Group Open: 10 – 26 Nov 2023 at Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST

The London Group Open 2023 Catalogue
Sandra Crisp: ‘strange attractors […1,000 years] (Photo credit: Faye Sinden)
Sandra Crisp: ‘strange attractors […1,000 years]

View the trailer HERE

Installation view (Photo by Lesley Bunch) L-R: Lesley Bunch ‘Shadow Sculpture’; Almuth Tebbenhoff ‘Steel’; Emma Davis ‘FAN DRAWING’; Sandra Crisp ‘strange attractors […1,000 years]’

View more photos from The London Group Open

The London Group Open 2023 – Press release

28 09 2023//

85th The London Group Open Exhibition

Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park, 133 Rye Lane, Se15 4ST

Frid 10 Nov 2023 – Sun 26 Nov
11 am – 5 pm daily with late opening on Thursday and Friday until 7pm
Private View: 6pm-9pm

I will be exhibiting new moving image work strange attractors […1,000 years] for the first time, a trailer can be viewed HERE

Download full press release on The London Group website HERE

Schauerman Digital Art Prize

03 07 2023//

Delighted to be invited by Genetic Moo to select for this year’s Schauerman Digital Art Prize. I was awarded the prize in 2017 with moving image work ‘remote_city (skygardens_towers)’.

This year, the £500 Schauerman Digital Art Prize will be selected by digital artists and London Group members Genetic Moo (Nicola Schauerman and Tim Pickup) and Sandra Crisp. We want more digital artists to become involved with the Group and hope the prize will encourage this. Nicola’s parents, Marie & John Schauerman, were creative throughout their lives and excited by new technology. This prize is in memory of their enthusiasm and support.

To be eligible for the Schauerman Digital Art Prize you need to enter and be selected for The London Group Open. This is the 85th Open exhibition which has been running throughout the group’s 110+ year history. 

The prize is for Digital Art so we will be looking at works that have involved computing or electronics at some point. The judges will be generous in deciding what is or isn’t digital and will consider all genres including still imagery, photography, video, audio, installation, interactive, generative, games, VR, AR, robotics, AI, NFTs,  etc.  The possibilities are endless. 

As technology changes, art changes and The London Group is engaging with digital art more and more – see these London Group exhibitions: In the Dark and The Mesh

More Information on Genetic Moo’s website