exhibitions and events

Beyond the Surface: six abstract painters
Curated by Piers Veness

  Exhibition dates: 28 March – 14 June 2018   Private View: 27 March 6-8pm Opening times: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm The Crypt Hall is often occupied for meetings so please check with Parish Office (020 7935 7315) before planning your visit.      The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church, 17, Marylebone… More...

CBP May 2018 Newsletter
CBP members' exhibitions, projects and events

Contemporary British Painting produces a monthly newsletter outlining the many exhibitions, projects and events our members are involved in, including CBP initiated projects, solo and group exhibitions, talks and seminars. More...

BEYOND THE SURFACE:Six abstract painters
28 March - 14 June 2018

BEYOND THE SURFACE: six abstract painters The exhibition BEYOND THE SURFACE: six abstract painters presents the work of six painters working with abstraction: Hanz Hancock, Patrick Morrissey, Marion Piper, Julie Umerle, Piers Veness and Simon Zabell. More...

Paint North
28 February - 4 March 2018

A series of events in Leeds to promote discussion and interest in painting in the city. This is a collaborative venture between Contemporary British Painting, Paint Club, Leeds and the University of Leeds.   Twenty-seven of the most interesting UK painters exhibiting together in Leeds for the first time. The exhibition demonstrates the vitality, ambition and possibilities of… More...

The Landscape of Time
13 January - 29 March 2018

Curated by Antonia Jackson. This exhibition, hosted by Contemporary British Painting, brings together artists Helen Bermingham, Tom Down, Susie Hamilton, Antonia Jackson, Nicole Price and Ed Saye who explore the idea of time and memory through their painting practice ranging from the figurative to the semi abstract. More...

Contemporary Masters From Britain
7 July 2017 - 10 January 2018

Between the 7th July 2017 and 10th January 2018, 80 works of art drawn from the Priseman Seabrook Collection will go on display in four Chinese art museums for the very first time: the Yantai Art Museum, the Artall Gallery, in Nanjing, the Jiangsu Art Gallery Nanjing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art. More...

Testcard P
30 September 2017 - 11 January 2018

Curated by Marco Cali. Artists: Iain Andrews, Amanda Ansell, Louis Appleby, Richard Baker, Karl Bielik, Day Bowman, Marco Calí, Ruth Calland, Lucy Cox, Pen Dalton, Natalie Dowse, Fiona Eastwood, Pippa Gatty, Susan Gunn, Susie Hamilton, Alex Hanna, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Phil Illingworth, Matthew Krishanu, Bryan Lavelle, Andrew Litten, Cathy Lomax, Paula MacArthur, Enzo Marra,… More...

PIY PaintLounge
At Sluice Biennial 2017

PIY PaintLounge is a salon exhibition, fundraiser and series of conversations with over 40 contemporary painters and arts professionals talking about painting as a part of Sluice Biennial 2017. Press and VIP Viewing 12 -3pm Saturday 30th September Public Preview 3 – 9pm PaintLounge opening talk at 4pm Saturday 30th September with painter Sara Berman,… More...

Drawing into Landscape
1 July - 28 September 2017

Curated by Marco Cali. Artists: Amanda Ansell, Emily Ball, Simon Carter, Keith Murdoch.   Read a transcript from the panel discussion. Download a pdf catalogue.   1 July – 28 September 2017 The Crypt, St Marylebone Parish Church  Mon – Fri 9-5, Sat 9-4 (Sun closed)   Over the last few years, Contemporary British Painting… More...

The Yellow Wallpaper
Paintings by Jules Clarke

Westminster Reference Library Exhibition Space 3-8 July 2017 Mon–Fri 10am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 2pm Private view Mon 3 July 6-8pm As part of an ongoing series of solo shows featuring artists from the Contemporary British Painters group, Jules Clarke will be showing new work from 3-8 July. The fluidity of paint is used to… More...

Paint Ground
Solo exhibition by Ruth Philo

31 July – 5 August Westminster Art Library, 35 St Martin’s Street, London WC2H 7HP   Monday to Friday 10 – 8pm, Saturday 10 – 5pm   These paintings explore walking and paint.  The slow physical act of walking the ground and the equally physical act of making a painting: sourcing pigments, stretching canvas, priming… More...

Colour: A Kind of Bliss
Curated by Lucy Cox and Freya Purdue

Julian Brown | Lucy Cox | Jeff Dellow | David Manley | Andy Parkinson | Freya Purdue “Colour is a kind of bliss . . . like a closing eyelid . . . a tiny fainting spell.”  Roland Barthes Tuesday 5 April – Friday 30 June 2017 Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 4pm*… More...

Julian Brown
Mono Fauna

Exhibition Dates: 3 – 8th April 2017 Exhibition Venue: Westminster Art Library 35, St Martin’s Street London WC2H 7HP   Julian Brown was born in 1974 and trained at The Royal Academy Schools. Of his paintings Julian says  ‘The imagery in my work is very heavily influenced by childhood visions and the folk art from… More...

Amanda Ansell
Rearranging Curves

Exhibition Dates: 30th January – 4th February 2017 Opening reception is on Wednesday 1st February 6.30 – 8.30pm please join us Exhibition Venue: Westminster Reference Library 35, St Martin’s Street London WC2H 7HP   Amanda Ansell was born 1976 in Sudbury, Suffolk and studied at the Norwich School of Art and Design (1995-1998) and The… More...

Merge Visible
Curated by Charley Peters

Lisa Denyer | Ian Goncharov | Phil IIlingworth | Sarah Longworth-West | Lee Marshall | Laurence Noga | Playpaint | Clare Price   PV: Tuesday 17th January, 6-8pm   Exhibition Dates: 18th Jan – 24th March   Panel discussion Saturday 18th March 2-4pm: Painter, Curator and Director of Turps Gallery Juan Bolivar in conversation with… More...

2016 Contemporary British Painting Group Show
30 x 30 x 34

Exhibition Dates: 8 November 2016 – 4 January 2017 The 2016 group show ’30 x 30 x 34′ is an exhibition of small works by 34 artists from Contemporary British Painting Curated by Wendy Saunders and Paula MacArthur. Opening reception is on 18 November 5 – 8 pm – please join us. | Iain Andrews |… More...

Expatriates
Solo show by Matthew Krishanu

Expatriates is a solo exhibition of paintings of English expatriates in India and Bangladesh. The portraits are shown alongside fragmentary landscapes that depict trees, overgrown ruins, and old missionary buildings. A colonial history of cultural power and exchange is evoked – represented in the poses the expatriates assume, the clothes (or costumes) they wear, and… More...

Slippery & Amorphous, NYC
Group Painting Exhibition Hosted by ArtHelix

Contemporary British Painting is pleased to present Slippery & Amorphous, a group painting exhibition hosted by ArtHelix at the 2nd Bushwick International Exposition in Brooklyn, New York. Featuring the work of 10 painters, this exhibition explores the slippery nature of paint and the elusive language of painting which is central to these painters’ practice. Julian Brown  Simon… More...

Contemporary Chinese Works on Paper
First Shown at The Minories, Colchester

Cai Longfei | Chu Shaowei | Cong Ruri | Gu Xiang | Guo Tao | Guo Zichun | He Tianqi | He Yating | Hu Fan | Hu Zuhao | Ji Xiaodan | Jiao Ye | Li Ma| Li Mingxing | Liao Zongrong | Liu De | Su Jie | Sunlei | Tong Yilun |… More...

Contemporary British Painting Summer Exhibition 2016
40 artists celebrating 40 years of Quay Arts

David Ainley | Claudia Böse | Day Bowman | Emma Cameron | Simon Carter | Jules Clark | Lucy Cox | Andrew Crane | Pen Dalton | Lisa Denyer | Sam Douglas | Annabel Dover | Natalie Dowse | Wendy Elia | Paul Galyer | Terry Greene | Susan Gunn | Alex Hanna | Marguerite… More...

Real Lives Painted Pictures
six women painters

Exhibition Dates: 4 July – 29 September 2016 Rebecca Fortnum | Susie Hamilton | Barbara Howey | Eleanor Moreton | Lexi Strauss | Jacqueline Utley Curated by Barbara Howey Six women painters. 4th August 3.00-5.00 Eliza Gluckman in Conversation with the Artists Download a press release here Exhibition Venue: The Crypt St Marylebone Parish Church… More...

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016
The New Prize for Painters

Louis Appleby | David Auborn | Aglaé Bassens | Karl Bielik | Katrina Blannin | John Brennan | Lindsey Bull | Nick Carrick | Dan Coombs | Gordon Dalton | Marielle Hehir | Cathy Lomax | Kate Lyddon | Mandy Payne | Paul Smith | “There can be no better, more sensitive or more serious… More...

Selected Works
From the Priseman Seabrook Collection

Francis Bacon | Julian Brown |Simon Burton | Simon Carter | Ben Cove | Nathan Eastwood | Tracey Emin | Lucian Freud | Terry Green | Susan Gunn | Susie Hamilton | Alex Hanna | David Hockney | Matthew Krishanu | Stephen Newton | Gideon Pain | Wendy Saunders | Colin Self A unique art… More...

Notes From China
Curators Marco Cali & Mengmeng Wang

Cai Longfei | Gao Hao |Gu Xiang | He Tianqi | He Yating | Hu Zuhao | Jiao Ye | Li Ma | Liao Zongrong | Liu De | Su Jie | Sunlei | Wang Chao | Wang Fenghua | Zhang Danni | Zhao Jia | Zhong Xiaojing Read the review in A-N here. Read… More...

Slippery and Amorphous
Curated by Wendy Saunders and Paula MacArthur

Exhibition Dates: 11 January – 26 March 2016 “For the painter, the codes and languages of painting, like the paint itself, are, by their very nature, slippery and amorphous.” This exhibition brings together striking work by ten artists who explore the materiality of paint through the elusive language of painting. They include: Phillip Allen, Simon… More...

Contemporary British Painting Group Show
34 leading painters from Britain

Exhibition Dates: 3 November 2015  – 2 January 2016 The 2016 CBP group show, curated by Simon Burton and on display in the beautiful St Marylebone Crypt, London, for two months. Ehryn Torrell  Sean Williams Nicholas Middleton Alex Hanna Natalie Dowse Day Bowman Susie Hamilton Lisa Denyer Pen Dalton Julie Umerle Ruth Calland Wendy Saunders Claudia Böse Enzo Marra Sam Douglas Marguerite Horner Sue Kennington Katherine Russell Ruth Philo David Sullivan Harvey Taylor Julian… More...

Lines for Agnes
9 Contemporary Painters in Dialogue with Agnes Martin

Exhibition Dates: 1 September 2015 – 30 October 2015 Curated by Ruth Philo and Terry Greene this new show explores how contemporary artists are responding to the work of Agnes Martin. Painters include Julia Ball, Hanna ten Doornkaat, Gemma Cossey, Terry Greene, Sue Kennington, Rebecca Lowe, Jason Miller, Ruth Philo, Marion Piper Saturday 31 October… More...

Brentwood Stations of The Cross
15 contemporary British painters respond to the Passion

Dates: Ash Wednesday to Good Friday 2015 Curated by Simon Carter. Buy a copy of the book Brentwood Stations of the Cross or downlaod a pdf here 1.  Jesus is condemned to death / David Ainley, 2.  Jesus carries his cross / Freya Purdue, 3.  Jesus falls the first time / Linda Ingham, 4.  Jesus meets his mother /… More...

Documentary Realism
A new exhibition examining the the role of painting in the digital age.

Exhibition Dates: 2nd March 2015 – 29th March 2015 Curated by Robert Priseman this new show explores how contemporary artists are utilising painting traditions of the past to ask challenging questions about the social realities of the 21st century. Download a pdf catalogue with essays by Robert Priseman, Paul O’Kane and Sophie Cummings here and… More...

@paintbritain
A major survey show of painters from across the UK

Exhibition dates: 1st November 2014 – March 2015 Curated by Simon carter this new show features work by over 40 painters from across the UK who are practicing the art of painting in Britain today.  Venue: Ipswich Museums and Galleries – Art School Gallery More...

Contemporary British Painting
An exhibition of 42 British Painters

A new Contemporary British Painting group show launches this December, featuring the work of 42 artists. Exhibition dates: Monday 8th December 2014 – Thursday 1st January 2015 More...