We are very pleased to announce that the first of two exhibitions for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021 will open at Huddersfield Art Gallery on 6 November 2021.

The finalists are: Susan Absolon | Tony Antrobus | Roland Hicks | Martyna Lebryk | Hannah Murgatroyd | Christina Niederberger | Donna Mclean | Sarah Poots | Daisy Richardson | Tom Robinson | Jesse Leroy Smith | Gary Spratt | Bill Stewart | Zack Thorne | Jan Valik

The winner will be announced at the opening event and will be selected by our three judges: Matthew Burrows MBE (artist and founder of the Artist Support Pledge), Julie Lomax (CEO of a-n Artists Information Company) and Grant Scanlan (Curator at Huddersfield Art Gallery).

The 15 finalists were selected from over 1000 artists by a panel of four members of CBP, this year, David Ainley, Karl Bielik, Sikelela Owen and Joanna Whittle (the winner of the 2019 prize).

You can order a copy of the catalogue with an essay by Matthew Burrows MBE here

Huddersfield Art Gallery
Unit 7, The Piazza Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2RS

Winner announcement & opening event: Saturday 6 November 2021, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Exhibition dates: 6 November 2021 – 8 January 2022 * Extended to 15th January 2022 *
Opening times: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am to 4pm

Free Admission – all welcome.

“The stated aim of Contemporary British Painting is to explore and promote current painting. The subtext to this is giving voice back to the artist, the originator and source of painting. The real discourse around current painting is generated painter to painter and emanates from the studio and not from the boardrooms of institutions, directors’ offices, lecture halls or galleries. This prize is artists submitting themselves to consideration and selection by their peers.

Simon Carter, co-founder of Contemporary British Painting and lead selector of the CBP Prize 2018.

Read more about the process and the 2021 prize.