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 way than ‘The Contemporary British Painting Prize’ to discover and assess the exciting new directions being taken by painters in Britain today.”
Michael Peppiatt, Art Critic and Curator

“A great example of artists taking matters into their own hands…”
Nicholas Usherwood, Galleries Magazine

“Although only in its first year, the Contemporary British Painting prize has drawn 631 entries of outstanding quality from both emerging and well-known artists and has set a benchmark for the nation.”
Anna McNay, Art writer

The Contemporary British Painting Prize opens in 2016 and is designed for all artists in the UK who are engaged in contemporary painting practice. The winner will receive a solo show of their work in 2017 at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, a critical essay on their painting by art critic Paul O’Kane (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art and regular contributor to Art Monthly) and a £2,000 purchase prize of their work which will then enter the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.

“The Contemporary British Painting Prize offers us fresh and exciting perspectives on the new, dynamic and idiosyncratic trends being taken by painters in Britain today.”
Jessica Twyman, Director, Art Exchange

“A new painting prize with the explicit aim of exploring and promoting current British trends in the medium.”
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Download the catalogue Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016 here. The catalogue includes an introduction by Robert Priseman as well as illustrations by all 15 artists.

Exhibition Dates: 10 September to 22 October 2016 at The Riverside Gallery, Richmond on Thames and 5 November – 28 January 2017 at Huddersfield Art Gallery
Open to the public and admission is free.