The 62nd Law Society’s Art Group (LSAG) annual exhibition will open on 20 June 2022. This year the Group runs a parallel exhibition consisting of an online exhibition on LSAG’S Facebook and a physical exhibition Rolls Building hosted by Rolls Building Art and Education Trust (RBAET) which runs until 21 December 2022.
The online exhibition showcases a total of 92 artworks by 23 artist members of the Group. Tim Benson, President of Royal Institute of Oil Painters, will judge the art works for the award of various prizes sponsored by Radcliffe Chambers, Collyer Bristow LLP, Edwin Coe LLP, and Laura Devine Immigration.
The physical exhibition at Rolls Building showcases 30 of the artworks of the Group curated by the panel of RBAET. The Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Julian Flaux, who is a Trustee of RBAET, has agreed to select 3 works for the award of Radcliffe Chambers Prize.
As a litigation lawyer, I can’t think of a more meaningful place for an annual show of LSAG. The Rolls Building, a 5 storey court complex in Fetter Lane, London, which houses the Chancery Division, the Admiralty and Commercial Court, as well as the Technology & Construction Court, a workplace of lawyers with its common area flooded with natural light and plenty of neutral wall space, provides an unique context for lawyer artists.
The artworks for the 62nd annual exhibition encompass a wide range of style and subject matters. I note that the titles range from Ukraine to Uganda, Malacca, Lyviv, Argyll, to Brick Lane. Some works with useful messages for lawyers such as “Take the Gentle Path”, “Fight or Flight” and “Courage Does Not Always Roar”. Also, realism to figments of imagination. To provide a flavour, here are some images:
The pandemic, notwithstanding its challenge to everyone of us, has inspired many to see that there is life outside workplaces. I hope that the exhibition will inspire many lawyers to engage in art and fill their empty wall spaces with art works (preferably from the LSAG exhibition!).
This remarkable opportunity for LSAG to exhibit at the Rolls Building would not have happened without the support of the RBAET. I would like to thank the RBAET for hosting this exhibition and its panel for selecting the exhibits. We are delighted that the Chancellor has shared our enthusiasm for the exhibition.
The exhibition is hung by Andy Parker and Susie Clark. I congratulate all the artists for their dedication and support in making this exhibition possible.
The exhibition will be on the second floor of the Rolls Building.
The exhibition may be viewed on the Group’s facebook link (below) from 20 June 2022: https://www.facebook.com/LSArtgroup
Pey Kan Su, Chair of LSAG