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📅 From Mile End to Mayfair: The East London Group and their Contemporaries

Southampton City Art Gallery | 6th September 2017 - 6th January 2018
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Admission Type: Free

From Mile End to Mayfair: The East London Group and their Contemporaries

Southampton City Art Gallery

06 Sep 2017 - 06 Jan 2018 

Free Admission to All Exhibitions

Gallery opening times: Mon to Fri 10am - 3pm / Sat 10am - 5pm / Sun closed

The genesis of the East London Group was from classes led by the inspirational teacher John Cooper at the Bow and Bromley Evening Institute in East London from the mid-1920s. The majority of the members were working East End men and women supplemented by a small contingent who were Slade School trained, as was Cooper himself. Cooper managed to get Walter Sickert to mentor the Group at the Bow classes and he even showed with them on three occasions as well as employing one member, Elwin Hawthorne, as his studio assistant for three and a half years. It is this link to Sickert that the exhibition will explore.

Amongst the works on display will be many of the Group’s iconic pieces, some of which have not been seen in public for over eighty years. The exhibition will highlight the connections and similarities between the Group and their artistic peers of the day with the aim of reinstating their reputation from that time, which saw two Group members representing Great Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1936.

Image Credit: Elwin Hawthorne, Cumberland Market, oil on canvas (Private Collection)

Website Address: https://www.southamptoncityartgallery.com/whats-on/mile-end-mayfair/

Contact Email: art.gallery@southampton.gov.uk

From Mile End to Mayfair: The East London Group and their Contemporaries

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