The Group

All these artists exhibited with The Group at some time between 1927 and 1977. The Group was an informal group of artists that was to some extent a reaction against the conservatism of the established Canterbury Society of Arts. It existed from 1927 to 1977.

The names have been taken directly from the catalogues, or from newspaper coverage where no catalogue exists.

A very important research tool on The Group is The Group: An Annotated Bibliography by Elizabeth C'Aliceta.

The surviving exhibition catalogues have been digitised and are available online.

There were two Group Show exhibitions in 1927, one in July and one in December, and no show in 1928. Based on newspaper coverage alone, since no catalogues have survived, the same artists exhibited at both, with the exception of Stephanie Vincent whose name apears only in connection with the second 1927 show.

There was no show in 1928,1930, in 1933-1934 (when the New Zealand Society of Artists replaced The Group), 1937, 1939, 1941-1942 or1944.

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