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

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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

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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

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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

Amanda Ansell: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month August 2021: Amanda Ansell, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. CBP: Looking at these small, square, and perfectly formed abstract paintings they give the impression of a painted equivalent to an aspect of a natural environment; … Read More

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“The new Contemporary British Painting Prize is a brilliant new initiative that holds up a mirror to the wealth of practice and exciting talent alive in the UK painting scene today.”  Kath Wood, Founding Director of Firstsite, Curator and Arts … Read More

Marco Cali: Artist of the Month
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Artist of the Month July 2021: Marco Cali, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman for CBP. Marco Cali is a UK artist and curator with teaching experience and a parallel interest in writing, cinema and theatre.  ‘My practice looks at two aspects of … Read More

Bus Stop Gothic
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The ‘everyday’ or the ‘banal’ has been a source of intrigue for artists for centuries, from Vermeer’s Little Street, through Hammershøi’s empty rooms and Hopper’s filmic landscapes, to the American photorealists of the 1970s and Shaw’s contemporary Midlands housing estate. … Read More

Darkness at Noon
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Darkness at Noon is a forthcoming exhibition curated by Ruth Calland and co-selected with Mimei Thompson for Contemporary British Painting. The exhibition will take place at A.P.T. Gallery, London from the 4 to 14 November 2021. CBP artists:Karl Bielik, Ruth … Read More

Stand Close and Breathe Me In
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Venue: Oceans Apart, OA Studios, 24-26 King Street, Salford M3 7DGExhibition dates: 25 June – 25 July 2021 Stand Close and Breathe Me In is a group exhibition of paintings which explores the collective spirit of small scale imagery within … Read More

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