Joanna Whittle: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month February 2022: Joanna Whittle, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. ‘The subjects of Whittle’s paintings often take the form of ruins and re-evaluate how these operate in contemporary settings. They explore romantic motifs whilst depicting modern structures … Read More

CBP Prize 2021 Catalogue
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Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021 Catalogue Showing works by all 15 exhibitors in the 2021 painting prize. Introduction by Joanne Whittle, the 2019 winner, and an essay by Matthew Burrows MBE on the winning artist Susan Absolon. Full colour throughout, … Read More

CBP Prize 2021 Exhibition: London
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We are very pleased to announce that the second leg of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021 exhibition will open at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London on 28 January and runs to 12 February 2022. The 15 shortlisted exhibiting … Read More

Day Bowman: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month January 2022: Day Bowman, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. CBP begins 2022 talking with Day Bowman about her painting practice and about her series ‘Studies for Seaside Citadels’. Day Bowman say’s: ‘Growing up in a holiday … Read More

Where we live
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Where We Live is an artist-curated exhibition that brings together a group of painters whose work arises out of a sustained attention to a specific place or locality over a long period. The exhibition aims to put a focus on … Read More

CBP Prize 2021 long list online exhibition
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The long list for the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021 is now available to view online at Cohort.art. Huge thanks to Matthew Davis and Fred Thackeray-Vincent for putting this together. You can view the exhibition here.

Sam Douglas: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month December 2021: Sam Douglas, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Sam Douglas works in a tradition of British visionary landscape painters of the past such as Samuel Palmer, Graham Sutherland, and Paul Nash. Like many of his … Read More

Susan Absolon
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Susan Absolon The motifs in Susan Absolon’s paintings are hard to pin down. They avoid declaring their origin or context, and sit somewhere on the path between the figurative and the abstract. Her fluency is in making paintings that can’t … Read More

CBP Prize 2021: Winner Announcement
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And the winner is… We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2021 Contemporary British Painting Prize is Susan Absolon, and the Highly Commended Award winner is Hannah Murgatroyd. Our congratulations go to all of the short listed … Read More

Ruth Calland: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month November 2021: Ruth Calland, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. This month CBP talks with Ruth Calland on her curated group show Darkness at Noon on at the APT gallery in London and about her practice in … Read More

Darkness at Noon Catalogue
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A catalogue to accompany the exhibition ‘Darkness at Noon’ curated by Ruth Calland and with essays by Nick Medford and Stephanie Moran is available to download. If you would like to purchase a hard copy (£10 including postage within the UKA4) … Read More

CBP Prize 2021 Exhibition: Huddersfield
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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 … Read More

Darkness at Noon: Alchemical Nigredo of a Pandemic
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A group exhibition curated by Ruth Calland and co-selected with Mimei Thompson for Contemporary British Painting. APT Gallery, 6 Creekside, Deptford, London SE8 4SAPrivate view: Thursday 4th November 6pm – 9 pm.Exhibition dates: 4 to 14 November 2021 Artists: Karl … Read More

Supernature
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Supernature brings together five painters who make paintings that could be considered, in part, a contemplation of mankind’s relationship with nature, calling into question what we actually mean when we talk about ‘nature’. In an age where this relationship appears … Read More

Molly Thomson: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month October 2021: Molly Thomson, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Molly Thomson’s work concerns the performance of the painting as an object, using the conventional painting panel as a springboard for action and a vehicle for thought. … Read More

Narbi Price: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month September 2021: Narbi Price, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. For September’s artist of the month feature Narbi Price discusses his Lockdown series and his painting practice in general. Narbi Price’s work involves journeys to specific … Read More

Newsletter
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Sign up to be the first to know! Our monthly newsletter has details of exhibitions, talks, the CBP Painting Prize and other exciting events in the art world. If you would like to be among the first to know you … Read More

Artist member area
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CBP artist member area Examples of possible content: Newsletter item submission form (link to online form)New member nomination form (link to online form)Exhibition funding form/s (download)Exhibition funding guidelines text/downloadAGM minutes download

Join Us
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Membership Membership to Contemporary British Painting is by invitation only, to painters working in the British Isles. Membership is reviewed annually and new members are considered through nomination by current members. CBP members are eligible to nominate new members based … Read More

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