“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

Contemporary British Painting Prize 2018

Joe Packer was announced as prizewinner receiving £2000, an essay on his painting practice written by Matthew Collings, an invitation to join Contemporary British Painting and to be one of the selectors for the CBP Prize 2019. You can read the essay here.

Keith Ashcroft was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ and received a bottle of champagne and all twelve shortlisted artists received a £100 exhibitor’s fee.

The twelve shortlisted artists for the exhibition were:
Keith Ashcroft, Lucy Austin, Benjamin Deakin, Kate Dunn, Jenny Eden, Andrew Ekins, Pippa Gatty, Alison Goodyear, Roland Hicks, Rachel Lancaster, Joe Packer and Jonathan West.

All twelve painters exhibited three paintings each at Contemporary British Painting Prize 2018 exhibition which took place at Huddersfield Art Gallery from 1 December 2018 – 2 February 2019, then toured to the Menier Gallery, London, 7 February – 16 February 2019.

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The winning painting was announced on the afternoon of Saturday 1 December 2018 at Huddersfield Art Gallery. 

The twelve shortlisted artists were selected by a group of practising painters: Simon CarterPaula MacArthurRuth Philo and Narbi Price (winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017).

The prize judges for 2018 were: Matthew Collings (painter, critic and broadcaster), Amisha Karia (Head of Collection, Paintings in Hospitals) and Grant Scanlan (Huddersfield Museums Manager).

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU
1 December 2018 – 2 February 2019

Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
7 February – 16 February 2019

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