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Sculpture exhibition: Landscapes

July 11 @ 9:00 am - August 11 @ 8:00 pm


The London Group at Waterloo Festival 2024


July 11th – August 11th 2024

For opening dates and timings see further below




The Churchyard Garden, St John’s Waterloo

Waterloo Road

London Se1 8TY


The London Group is delighted to present Landscapes, a free outdoor sculpture exhibition in St John’s Churchyard Gardens in partnership with St John’s Waterloo and the Waterloo Festival.


The festival theme, “Gardens, Rivers and Marshes“, celebrates the early life of Waterloo and North Lambeth. Unlike Vauxhall to the South and Blackfriars to the East, this area took until the 19th century to develop into a dense neighbourhood. Prior to that, it was host to fields, marshes, and wharfs. It was also well known for its pleasure gardens, including Cuper’s Gardens and Astley’s Circus, the first modern circus. This theme not only delves into Waterloo’s pre 19th century past but also highlights its current role as a pivotal urban centre. It is a celebration of our green spaces and neighbourhood as well as a chance to reflect on our environmental challenges.


The London Group have distilled this into the theme ‘Landscapes’, which the exhibiting artists have interrogated from different perspectives and in different mediums. These include traditional, poetic, emotional and urban to name but a few. Barbara Beyer’s installation ‘Best intentions references young urban trees strapped between poles to support their early years growth. They need this support as they are taken out of their natural environment and the whole contraption reveals our ambiguous relation to landscape and environment. Marenka Gabeler explores the landscape of emotions with a series of small sculptures that are to hang from branches or be placed among the trunk and branches of a tree. The pieces are imprints of the negative shapes her hands make when feeling intense emotions.


This will be The London Group’s fourth sculpture exhibition in St John’s Churchyard as part of the Waterloo Festival.


Best intentions’ by Barbara Beyer and ‘Stress Relief Piece’ Marenka Gabeler



The London Group Exhibiting Artists

Jonathan Armour

Barbara Beyer

Slawomir Blatton

Paul Bonomini

Mary Branson

Clive Burton

Paul and Laura Carey

Martin Darbyshire

Stathis Dimitriadis

Cadi Froehlich

Marenka Gabeler

Alexandra Harley

Chris Horner

Anne Leigniel

Sumi Perera

Tommy Seaward

Paul Tecklenberg

Bill Watson

Tisna Westerhoff



Free entry


Opening times and dates*

Thursday 11th July to Sunday 11th August – 9am to 8pm


*We recommend checking this page for updated dates and timings before visiting the exhibition, as last-minute changes to the schedule may occur due to building operations.



The London Group was set up in October 1913 by 32 artists including Harold Gilman, Robert Bevan, Jacob Epstein, Duncan Grant, Sylvia Gosse, Wyndham Lewis, Lucien Pissarro, Ethel Sands and Walter Sickert, with the aim of creating a powerful artist-run group to act as a progressive counterbalance to institutions such as the Royal Academy. The founding group created a unique and sustainable organisation, that has gone on to successfully nurture the careers of many of Britain’s best-known artists.


The London Group is a thriving democratic artists’ collective practising in all disciplines, from painting and sculpture to moving image, digital and performance, with a full annual events programme in London and beyond. The Group’s written constitution requires it “to advance public awareness of contemporary visual art by holding exhibitions annually.” Operating in the interstices of existent art institutions, the Group’s focus today is on self-generated exhibitions. Organised and managed by its artist members, these events aim to offer a serious and alternative perspective to contemporary visual arts in Britain.



Contact: enquiries@thelondongroup.com



St John’s Waterloo is a historic Grade II* church that reopened in October 2022 after a major restoration by Eric Parry Architects. It provides new and accessible performance, event and meeting spaces on the South Bank, and is home to one of the most inclusive church communities in London. Through its charity, The Bridge At Waterloo, St John’s produces a year-round programme of arts and culture, including the annual Waterloo Festival, and is co-home to the academy-orchestra Southbank Sinfonia. It runs the award-winning churchyard garden and a variety of community projects.


July 11 @ 9:00 am
August 11 @ 8:00 pm
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St John’s Waterloo
+44 20 7633 9819
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Churchyard, St John’s Waterloo
73, Waterloo Road
London, SE1 8TY United Kingdom
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