The disparate group of artists who share the studios in Lloyd Park - once the grounds of William Morris' House and now sharing the park with the William Morris Gallery - get together about once a year to show their work to a public, who are after all, have been subsidising the cost of their workspaces.
We have not shown together since 2018 and self- organising a group show is always like the proverbial herding of cats. Each of us may work independently on our own obsessions with other groups beyond the studios, in causes, political or social issues but we do not stretch credibility or seek to signal our virtues by trying to fit all our work to a current theme or stylistic fashion. The work is all different. The challenge has been to curate a visually coherent and meaningful exhibition in what is, a lovely modernist space.
If past shows are anything to go by, this one will be of exceptional quality, and like the artists themselves, the artworks make relationships between them that arise from shared times and experiences.