Saturday 20th May  – Saturday 17th June 2023

X – Contemporary British Painting is a vibrant, exciting free exhibition of painting, the likes of which has not been staged in the North East in decades. Opening on May 20th at Newcastle Contemporary Art, it has been curated by multiple award-winning artist Narbi Price, and brings together the work of over 80 artists. Featuring names such as Andrew Grassie, George Shaw, HUSH, Biggs & Collings alongside members of Contemporary British Painting and recent graduates, the exhibition explores the huge range of possibilities of what painting can be, from photorealism, through gestural abstraction, tiny intimate studies to big bombastic works, paintings that come off the wall and paintings that will make you question what you’re looking at.

Marking the tenth anniversary of CBP, the exhibition features all 6 previous winners of the Contemporary British Painting Prize showing together for the first time. It also showcases former prizewinners of the John Moores Painting Prize, BEEP Painting Biennale, Culture Awards Visual Artists of the Year, and Turner Prize nominees.

Join us on the opening night on Saturday May 20th from 7pm, as part of The Late Shows to be the first to view the work, accompanied by DJ sets by Opal Tapes founder Bishop and Maxïmo Park frontman Paul Smith.

X – Contemporary British Painting 
Newcastle Contemporary Art
High Bridge Works
31-39 High Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Exhibition dates: Saturday 20th May  – Saturday 17th June 2023
Open Thurs – Sat, 12-5pm and by appointment

Walk & Talk Exhibition Tour: Saturday 3rd June at 2pm
The curator Narbi Price and some of the exhibiting artists will give an informal walking tour of the show.

Closing Event: Friday 16th June, 5pm – 9pm
Admission free for all events

Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Artists: Susan Absolon, David Ainley, Iain Andrews, Amanda Ansell, John Ball, Richard Baker, Karl Bielik, Biggs & Collings, Claudia Boese, Day Bowman, Marius von Brasch, Julian Brown, Lesley Bunch, Marco Cali, Ruth Calland, Simon Carter, John S Clark, Jules Clarke, Deb Covell, Lucy Cox, Andrew Crane, Gordon Dalton, Pen Dalton, Angelina May Davis, Lisa Denyer, Sam Douglas, Natalie Dowse, Nathan Eastwood, Geraint Evans, Andrew Grassie, Susan Gunn, Susie Hamilton, Abigail Hampsey, Alex Hanna, Kirsty Harris, Roland Hicks, Suzanne Holtom, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, HUSH, Phil Illingworth, Linda Ingham, Brendan Lancaster, Laura Lancaster, Rachel Lancaster, Bryan Lavelle, Andrew Litten, Cathy Lomax, Juliette Losq, Paula MacArthur, David Manley, Enzo Marra, Gavin Maughfling, Peter McArdle, Donna McLean, Monica Metsers, Nicholas Middleton, Ruth Murray, Joe Packer, Stephen Palmer, Mandy Payne, Julian Perry, Ruth Philo, Alison Pilkington, Steve Port, Narbi Price, Freya Purdue, James Quin, Ellen Ranson, Greg Rook, Katherine Russell, George Shaw, Jesse Leroy Smith, Paul Smith, David Sullivan, Matilda Sutton, Harvey Taylor, Sally Taylor, Molly Thomson, Judith Tucker, Casper White, Joanna Whittle, Sean Williams.

We have a limited number of catalogues available to order at £10 per copy + £2.75 P&P online here