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Welcome to the Contemporary British Painting October newsletter.

CBP Projects
PLEASE NOTE: Due to current Covid-19 restrictions in Swansea 'Vitalistic Fantasies' has been postponed. However, you can view it online from Saturday 3 October on our website. The catalogue and essay will also be available to download.

Vitalistic Fantasies

The title of this exhibition is taken from the introduction of Isabelle Graw’s 2018 book, The Love of Painting in which she argues that aliveness of paintings is created not only through the specific ways in which painters personalise their paintings by the traces of activity on the resulting work, but also through the projections of the viewer onto the painting.

She writes: “One key reason I call these fantasies “vitalistic” is because they imaginatively assume qualities of living beings such as subjectivity, liveliness, and animation for dead material. In a vitalistic fantasy, human attributes – like self-command, will, and energy – are projected onto lifeless material”.

The resulting record of the painter’s activity, however energetic or quiet, is suggestive of the artist themselves, the viewer is compelled to project an imagined personality onto the work.

When describing their working process painters often talk about paintings ‘painting themselves’ or ‘leading the way’ in the same way that novelists describe their characters as writing their own narrative. As a work develops its personality evolves and the painter intuitively follows.

Artists: Iain Andrews, Amanda Ansell, Karl Bielik, Day Bowman, Julian Brown, Deb Covell, Lucy Cox, Gordon Dalton, Pen Dalton, Natalie Dowse, Fiona Eastwood, Geraint Evans, Susan Gunn, Suzanne Holtom, Barbara Howey, Phil Illingworth, Bryan Lavelle, Paula MacArthur, Enzo Marra, Nicholas Middleton, Stephen Newton, Joe Packer, Stephen Palmer, Ruth Philo, Narbi Price, Freya Purdue, James Quin, Molly Thomson, Judith Tucker, Joanna Whittle and Sean Williams.

Curated by Paula MacArthur.
Catalogue Design by ID Projects.
View the exhibition online from 3 October!
Artist of the Month

Matthew Krishanu

Artist of the Month is
the fourth in an ongoing series where we highlight one of our members. This month we are pleased to introduce artist Matthew Krishanu, selected and interviewed by Paul Newman.
Read the interview
Prizes & Awards
Joanna Whittle: Sorrowing-Cloth, oil-on-copper, 10cm x 15cm, 2020
New Light Prize Exhibition Winner

Joanna Whittle’s Sorrowing Cloth, which measures just 10cm by 15cm, took the £10,000 Valeria Sykes Award at the opening of the prestigious New Light Prize Exhibition at Scarborough Art Gallery.

Sorrowing Cloth is one of a series of paintings of tents by Sheffield-based Joanna, who says: “My tent paintings represent fragile and temporary structures constructed within notions of the ruin and time passing. Canvas sits in water; ropes are pegged in to fluid land. Time sits still and moments brush against each other – canvas rots and weeds scramble over surfaces, but some lights remain on or have just been lit. They hold their own histories, ideas of vanished circuses or fairgrounds – events once frenetic now silenced and ominous in dusk or rain.”

The open exhibition, which can be seen at the Scarborough gallery until 17 January 2021 before moving to Carlisle, Newcastle and London, aims to shine a light on Northern art.


Please see the exhibition listing below under Group Exhibitions.
International Exhibitions
Andrew Litten: Lad, oil on board, 60cm x 100cm

Something Is Wrong

The title of the exhibition, 'Something is Wrong', refers to our zeitgeist, but also to the artist's 'anarchist' methodology and visual language. Andrew Litten's art consists in rejecting the academic. There are no rules. His work originates in the gut. It's beautiful but oppressive; very hard but poignantly sensitive. The colorful expressive paintings of the English artist Andrew Litten touch on various humanistic themes such as love, fear and addiction. His large impasto paintings are raw and emotional. This is his first solo exhibition in Belgium.

DeQueeste Art, Trappistenweg 54 8978 Abele, Watou, Belgium
Exhibition dates: 4 October - 1 November 2020

Solo Exhibitions

Come fail at love | Casper White

The history of portraiture and how artists approach the portrait is central to Casper White’s practice. Religious imagery and traditions have a direct influence on how the work has been made for this show; figures along with painted draped fabrics are used to convey intimate moments. 'Come fail at love' is a call to arms. 

Programmed to coincide with the 2020 BEEP Painting Biennial.

Mission Gallery, Gloucester Place, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1TY

Exhibition dates: 3 October - 14 November 2020
Opening times: 11am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Admission Free


Art in the Bar
Artist residency exhibition

Enzo Marra is exhibiting a number of recent works executed during a recent residency at the Elysium Gallery in Swansea, where he worked on both paintings and sculpture.

These works will be shown alongside the Beep Painting Biennial, which Enzo has been a judge for this year.

Elysium Gallery, 210 High Street Swansea, Wales

Exhibition dates: 3 October - 7 November 2020

Covid restrictions - please book:
A new one-way system has been put in place, with entrance through the Gallery entrance at 210 High St, through the bar/café area to the gallery for part 1 of the exhibition and then leaving the gallery through the long corridor back onto High Street and next door to 211 High Street for part 2 of the exhibition. We do recommend booking a timeslot to see the exhibition as we cannot guarantee entry if capacity is full, so we do suggest visitors book their FREE tickets in advance for an allocated time slot. No more than six people in one group will be allowed to enter the Gallery and social distancing measures will be in place. Due to COVID-19 government guidelines we are currently only allowed 30 persons in the building at one time. For the launch on Saturday 3rd October we will be open to participating artists and family and friends only 11am – 3pm before opening to the public 3pm – 10pm We will then be open: Wednesday – Saturday, midday to 7pm through until 7th Nov Last entry will be at 6pm.

Book your FREE tickets here:

Picture Plane by Matthew Krishanu at Niru-Ratnam-Gallery-London. Photo: Damian Griffiths.
Picture Plane

Matthew Krishanu’s solo exhibition ‘Picture Plane’ consists of paintings where subtle shifts in register between different parts of the painted surface imbue his subject matter with a sense of ambiguity and detachment. Through this Krishanu questions the position of his subjects in relation to traditions that were largely the legacy of European colonialism. 

In ‘Mission School’ (2017), twelve children are seen looking at a copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ which is propped on an easel. The children occupy the very bottom of the picture plane. Flatness and a lack of pictorial depth give way only in one part – the reproduction of ‘The Last Supper’. Christ is at the centre of the work, the viewer’s gaze directed by the diagonal of his left arm. This is a sudden appearance of the conventional perspective associated with Renaissance and pre-modern canonical art history, puncturing the rest of the picture plane.

In the House of God series, Krishanu paints together areas of flattened space, rendered in layers of one or two particular colours, with half-remembered figures and buildings that are pushed towards the edges of the painting. The surface of works such as ‘Church, Tree and Field’ (2020), and ‘Church Tower and Field’ (2019) are predominantly taken up by a large painted area of colour that might plausibly be read as a field (with reference to the respective titles of each work). But it is also possible to read these areas as a field in a different sense; a colour field, the term that writers sometimes used to describe abstract painting. These ‘fields’ are almost wholly abstract and the “subject matter” of this series, the churches, towers and crosses, is very much at the margins.

Krishanu’s work questions where the space is for subjects who find themselves within a foreign, imperial narrative, an afterthought to the great ‘civilising’ mission. Often this is to be an observer rather than a participant, perhaps indeed observing the decline of that mission. His subjects might only be allowed marginal and precarious subject positions but there is a tenuous security in those positions, watching as imposed traditions slowly sink into the unforgiving land, serenaded by crows.

Niru Ratnam Gallery, First Floor, 23 Ganton Street, Soho, London W1F 9BW

Exhibition dates: 16 September - 24 October, 2020
Opening times: Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 6pm | Saturday, 12pm - 5pm

Gordon Dalton: Life is hard that's why no one survives

Dead Reckoning: Gordon Dalton

Gordon Dalton’s paintings make the viewer look longer and harder at what painting is, and why it continues to be curious and fascinating.

These are landscape paintings, but not of one place. They are an invention, full of contrasts and spontaneity. The seemingly offhand approach denies any superficial finesse to reveal a love of awkward imagery, polluted colours and a stuttering bad grammar. 

They have an ‘anxious contradiction’, with the work being self-conscious of what it is, its possible failings, yet strive for the simple pleasure of looking and a one to one relationship with a painting. The places depicted in Dalton’s pictures reside somewhere between fantasy, nostalgia and a decorative beauty, both intimate and epic landscapes, multiple horizons and perspectives, all flattened down into one image that has its own life.

Dalton talks about reclaiming the landscape from cliché, but using familiar recurring motifs such as boats, clouds and birds. He lays out scenes of patterned splendour, dark skies and trees among area of biomorphic pools of colour, outlined in black on both heavily worked and scratchy areas of bare canvas. They combine memories of places he has lived, visited or longingly imagined as well as references to significant events and art history. 

The paintings are not directly of these paintings or places, but rather an idea of a place and the melancholy of longing and wanting to belong. An unfashionable romanticism grounded in the act of painting.

The Auxiliary, 31 Station St, Middlesbrough TS1 1SR

Exhibition dates: 19 September - 24th October 2020
Opening times: Thursday to Saturday: 12 - 5pm
Admission free.

Joanna Whittle: Between Islands installation view


The Description of A Disappeared World Called Do><ia 

Artist Joanna Whittle has created a series of paintings, drawings and ceramics in response to the Welbeck estate and the Portland Collection, on Nottinghamshire’s Welbeck estate.  Inspired both by the estate’s collecting history and the writings of family ancestor Margaret Cavendish (1623 – 1673), Between Islands explores the relationship between ‘creating worlds’ and ‘creating collections’.   

Joanna was joint winner of the Harley Open and the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2019.  She is the guest selector for the Harley Open exhibition 2020

The exhibition describes an imaginary lost civilisation Whittle calls Do><ia.  It took shape in her imagination when she moved from London and took a break from painting to work in the heritage and community sectors.  She started thinking about spaces and the areas between them, A Void or Avoid, and thus Do><ia was founded.   

In 2012, Whittle started painting again after seven years away.  Her previous practice had involved huge canvases which weren’t practical in her new studio space and so her work reduced in size.  In fact, it became ever smaller as Whittle found that a tiny canvas was the perfect form for paintings of wonderfully detailed landscapes.  Her small, often postcard sized paintings describe wonderfully evocative and romantic empty spaces often in soft muddy colours with tented structures referring to fragile ruins and echoing a childhood spent in Saudi Arabia with their shifting, temporary forms. 

Whittle’s imaginary world came to fruition after she saw the rich fabrics and fine ceramics in the Portland collection and the secret landscape within the estate and she was awarded Arts Council funding to explore this world and its curation.  The resulting paintings show islands of silk draped structures, hidden tunnels and overgrown gateways whilst the ceramics created take the form of artefacts associated with this lost world. On the project and final exhibition Whittle states:

‘The Welbeck Estate and the Portland Collection have provided a wealth of inspiration which has been woven into the narratives which underpin the creation of Do><ia. So whilst making the work for this exhibition has been challenging at times, over these past few months,  I think a very complete and authentic world has  emerged from the paintings and artefacts created and their subsequent arrangement in collaboration with fellow artist David Orme.’

The Harley Gallery, A60 Mansfield Road, Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LW

Exhibition dates: 1 August - 1 November 2020

Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm. Closed on Mondays.


The exhibition is supported using public funding by Arts Council England
Read Joanna's Painter to Painter discussion with David Orme
Joanna Whittle: Tunnel Gate, oil on canvas, 16 x 20cm
Video: Joanna Whittle - Between Islands

Joanna Whittle in conversation with David Orme.
Group Exhibitions
Every day

Curated by Ben Walker


Terrace Gallery, The William the Fourth, London E10 6AE

Private View: 1 October 2020, 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: 1 - 25 October 2020
Opening times: 2pm - 10pm


Royal Academy Summer (Winter) Exhibition

CBP members Amanda Ansell,  David Lock and Narbi Price have been selected for this years 'Royal Academy Summer Exhibition'. 

For the first time in history, the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition will fall in winter.
252 years ago, a group of artists made it their mission to form an annual exhibition to support artists and architects, by showcasing art of the moment to the nation. The Summer Exhibition has run uninterrupted ever since: a backdrop to famous artistic rivalries of the past and now a fixture of the summer calendar for art seekers, year after year.

Royal Academy, Burlington House, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0BD

Exhibition dates: 6 October 2020 - 3 January 2021
Weds - Sun 11am - 5pm

All entries are timed due to Covid.
The exhibition is ticketed.

Website: www.royal

Amanda Ansell: Making the Round, oil on canvas, 30cm x 30cm, 2019

David Manley: Hook Line Sinker
Days Like These

New Paintings & Prints by Moira Baumbach, Allan Green, Sarah R Key, David Manley and  Stuart Reid.

CBP member David Manely is exhibiting his Standing Up paintings produced during ‘lockdown’ for the first time.

The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3PU

Exhibition dates: 22 October - 4 November 2020
Opening times: Daily 12 noon to 3pm
Admission free
Enzo Marra
The Tŷ Pawb Open

Tŷ Pawb is set to welcome visitors back into its galleries this October with the launch of a new exhibition, fittingly titled ‘The Tŷ Pawb Open’.
Following an open call where over 350 artists each submitted up to three works for consideration, we will present the work of over 100 of those who entered.

121 artworks will be displayed across both gallery spaces at Tŷ Pawb. This includes 60 Welsh artists and CBP member Enzo Marra.

Ty Pawb, Market Street, Wrexham LL13 8BY

Private view: 2 October 2020, from 6.30
Exhibitions dates: 3 October - 23 December
Opening times: Wednesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Please book in advance

Enzo Marra
Hastings Open 2020

Hastings Open is a major open-entry art show celebrating the creative talent of artists and makers from across the world. The exhibition brings together pieces from artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital and more, selected by a panel of practising artists and curators.

Self portrait as archaic sculpture by Enzo Marra has been selected to be included in the exhibition.

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, John's Place, Bohemia Road, Hastings TN34 1ET

Exhibition dates: 27 August 2020 - 3 January 2021
Opeing times: April - October: Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sundays 12noon - 5pm.
November - March: Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 4pm, Sundays 12noon - 4pm.
Admission free.

Matthew Krishanu
Everyday Heroes

Taking place across Southbank Centre, Everyday Heroes is an outdoor exhibition that celebrates the contributions that key workers and frontline staff have made during the pandemic.

Many of the contributing artists and writers have chosen to portray family members, friends, or people in their local communities. Often disarmingly intimate, each portrait – whether originally rendered in paint, charcoal, photography, collage, or with language – is vividly imaginative and emotionally compelling in its own way.

Together, they highlight the sheer scale of the collective response to this crisis, and the many different ways that people across the country have come together to support one another, and find a way through it.

Featured artists: Michael Armitage, Lydia Blakeley, Jeremy Deller, Laura Grace Ford, Mahtab Hussain, Evan Ifekoya, Matthew Krishanu, Ryan Mosley, Janette Parris, Alessandro Raho, Silvia Rosi, Benjamin Senior, Juergen Teller, Caroline Walker and Barbara Walker.

Featured poets: Romalyn Ante, Raymond Antrobus, Simon Armitage, Jackie Kay, Vanessa Kisuule and Roger Robinson. 

Matthew Krishanu focuses on four female religious workers who, along with religious workers across the country, continued to find ways to serve their community throughout the crisis. The subjects are Rehanah Sadiq, a Muslim chaplain for two Birmingham NHS hospital trusts; Eve Pitts, Britain’s first black female Church of England vicar; Margaret Jacobi, a rabbi at a progressive Jewish synagogue; and Deseta Davis, a pastor and prison chaplain. All four live in Birmingham, a city that Krishanu knows well, and are pictured at work, sometimes dressed in ceremonial clothes, or personal protective equipment. 

Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

Exhibition dates: 1 September - 30 November 2020

Video: Matthew Krishanu - Everyday Heroes
Castlegate Prize

30 finalists have been shortlisted for the inaugural Castlegate Prize all submitting work with the theme of 'Hope'. All the entry fees raised have been donated to YoungMinds, a charity helping to raise awareness of mental health issues in young people. Judged by Eileen Cooper RA, Martin Greenland and Stuart Maconie. Includes work by CBP member Mandy Payne.

Castlegate House Gallery, Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9HA

Exhibition dates: 12 September - 4 October 2020
Opening times: Thursday - Saturday 10 - 5pm, Sunday - Wednesday by appointment only.


New Light Prize Exhibition

The New Light Arts Prize is a biennial exhibition showcasing Northern artists. It will tour over a year opening at Scarborough Art Gallery, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle and Bankside Gallery, London.

The exhibition includes CBP members: Judith Tucker, Jo Whittle, Narbi Price and Mandy Payne.

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW

Private View: 18 September 2020, 6pm - 8.30pm
Exhibition dates: 19 September 2020 - January 2021
Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Admission free.


The exhibition will tour to:
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle - January 2021 - May 2021 (dates TBC)
Biscuit Factory, Newcastle - May 2021 - August 2021 (dates TBC)
Bankside Gallery, London - 15 November - 21 November 2021 

Judith Tucker

Enough is Definitely Enough

Sixty contemporary artists have made new artworks in response to a postcard version of Velázquez’s masterpiece, Las Meninas for an exhibition at Pineapple Black in Middlesbrough. ‘Enough is Definitely Enough’ features a huge variety of different artistic responses to the Spanish painter’s masterpiece - arguably the most widely interpreted of all paintings. 

Art Historian, Daniel Arasse reflected many people's view that everything has already been said about Las Meninas -"what's the difference, enough is definitely enough!". The artists in the exhibition build upon previous interpretations by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Richard Hamilton, Francesco Goya and Eve Sussman. Artists have long been actively influenced by the centuries old painting by Velázquez; with their responses, in turn, offering influence back to Las Meninas to enable new readings. With these new artworks there is potential for new relationships with Velasquez's original painting to open up.

The exhibition is curated by Andrew Bracey and forms part of his PhD research at the University of Lincoln. He is exploring how contemporary artists have used and appropriated existing paintings by other artists, through a position of using the metaphor of the parasite and symbiosis in connection with painting. The exhibition is touring from General Practice, Lincoln and Oceans Apart, Salford, with new artists being added for Pineapple Black.

Artists: Euripides Altintzoglou, Keith Aschcroft, Tristram Aver, Maggie Ayliffe, Bobby Benjamin, Sarah Bennett, Raymond Bentley, Juan Bolivar, Andrew Bracey, Louise Bristow, Kate Buckley, Louisa Chambers, Fiona Curran, Gordon Dalton, Karen David, Pip Dickens, Annabel Dover, Jenny Eden, Leo Fitzmaurice, Brendan Fletcher, Rebecca Fortnum, Phil Gatenby, Sarah Gillman, Rachel Goodyear, Simón Granell, Jonny Green, Tom Hackney, Sharon Hall, Lesley Halliwell, Lois Harkin, Simon Harris, Stephen Irving, Josie Jenkins, Ilona Kiss, Geoff Diego Litherland, Alison Lloyd, Cathy Lomax, Rachel Lumsden, Danica Maier, David Manley, Enzo Marra, Robin Megannity, Andy Pepper, Yelena Popova, Magnus Quaife, James Quin, Daniel Rapley, Lucy Renton, John Rimmer, John M Robinson, David Ryan, Nick Simpson, Stephen Snoddy, Soheila Sokhanvari, Christopher Tansey, Chez Tenneson, Annabel Tilley, Katie Tomlinson, Alun Williams, Gerard Williams.

Pineapple Black, Hillstreet Shopping Centre, Middlesbrough TS1 1SU

Exhibition dates: 24 September – 17 October 2020
Opening times: Thursday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Admission free.

Georgia Peskett: BB17APR, oil on silk
Prosaic: Generous

Prosaic: Generous is the third exhibition of small paintings curated by the Prosaic team. 

The exhibition features the work of thirty-five artists, many of whom are based in West or South Yorkshire and have national and international reputations. Several of the artists have exhibited work in high profile, prestigious shows like the John Moores Painting Prize, Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize), and the Contemporary British Painting Prize. This means that Prosaic: Generous is a great chance to see high quality work in a friendly and welcoming setting.

All the works selected are small and conform to a definition of paintings as ‘pigment on substrate’.There are many styles and themes on display, from landscapes to still life studies, from portraits to strange pictures that are harder to grasp. Prosaic shows are characterised by their variety with the pictures jostling for the viewer’s attention.

Artists: Edwin Aitken, Norman Anderson, Richard Baker, Marc Beattie, Stephen Carley, Zoë Carlon, Andy Cropper, Bryan Eccleshall, Paul Evans, Chris Graham, Nick Grindrod, Harriet Mena Hill, Dale Holmes, Phill Hopkins, Cheryl Huntbach, Christian Lloyd, Stephen Lowen, Janie Moore, Jake Mullins, Connor Newsome, Josh Newsome, Viv Owen, Mandy Payne, Georgia Peskett, Katya Robin, Lisa Robinson, Jayne Anita Smith, Rachel Smith, Joanna Snee, Helen Thomas, Judith Tucker, Tony Wade, Joanna Whittle, Myfanwy Williams and Sean Williams.

Globe Arts Studio, Carr Lane, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5AG

Exhibition dates: 21 September - 31 October 2020
Admission free.

Enzo Marra
Museum of You

An exhibition celebrating the creativity, stories and experiences of our visitors and local community during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Every fortnight during the countrywide lockdown we released a new theme to inspire our audiences with ideas of art they could create. These themes were based on the 6 ways to wellbeing; Be Kind (in partnership with People United), Be connected, Be Mindful, Be active, Be green and Be inspired. We encouraged participants to be as imaginative as possible.

The responses varied in mediums – from paintings, drawings and photographs, to textile, prints and more. The collective result is an inspiring snapshot into the lives of ordinary people during an extraordinary period in history.

Includes work by CBP member Enzo Marra.

The Beaney, 18 High Street, Canterbury CT1 2RA

Exhibition dates: 26 September 2020 - 18 October 2020
Opening times: Tuesday - Saturday: 10am-5pm Sunday: 11am -4pm
Admission free.

Judith Tucker: Dark Marsh: Winter Tangle, 30 x 40cm, 2020
Harley Open

Judith Tucker has two paintings selected for the Harley Open: Dark marsh: winter samphire and Dark marsh: winter tangle.

The Courtyard at Welbeck, A60 Mansfield Road Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire. S80 3LW

Exhibition dates: 1 August - 1 November 2020
Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 11am - 5pm (4pm Sundays)
Free admission

Online Exhibitions
Paula MacArthur: Didn’t I give you nearly everything, oil on canvas, 100x100cm, 2020

Wells Art Contemporary

Wells Art Contemporary is an annual International Open Competition, sadly, this year the exhibition will be online only. Includes CBP artists Day Bowman and Paula MacArthur.

Opening online: 1 October 2020

Stephen Palmer: A minimum of fuss, coloured pencil carbon paper and transfer paper on paper,
29.7cm x 21.9cm, 2020
Vane at Drawing Room
Lisbon’s online art fair

Stephen Palmer is exhibiting alongside Jorn Ebner and Simon Le Ruez as part of a 3-person presentation by Newcastle-based Vane gallery at Drawing Room Lisbon’s online art fair.

View online: 14 - 30 October 2020

Day Bowman: Study 2 Fortress Series, 45cm x 50cm, oil, charcoal and conte on canvas.

The 2020 Broadway Arts Festival

The Broadway Arts Festival will be staged online this year and run through to 31 December. CBP members Day Bowman has four works selected from the Fortress and Tide Pool Series. A percentage of all sales will be donated to the Festival's charity work.

Online Festival: 29 May - 31 December 2020

Coming Soon
Iain Andrews: Breath Drawing XIX

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020

Includes CBP member Iain Andrews.

Trinity Buoy Wharf, London E14 0JW

Exhibition dates: October 2020 - February 2021

Other Projects

Artist Catalogue Service

IDprojects is a creative platform founded in 2015 by CBP members Phil Illingworth and Natalie Dowse (the I and the D of IDprojects). Natalie and Phil recently designed and built the new website for CBP and Natalie has been responsible for designing much of the publicity material for CBP in recent years, including the CBP Painting Prize catalogues and posters.

They both have extensive professional design backgrounds, and continue to provide design services alongside their artist practices. They have been producing catalogues for members and other artists for some time, and have now launched their artist catalogue service on line. 

More information and a helpful FAQ section is on their design website.

Painting of the Day

Each day we post a picture of a painting we really like on all our social media channels - so plenty of opportunity to discover a new painting each day!


#Paintingoftheday #PotD

This is a rolling programme which has been running since 2013. Submissions are always very welcome.

If you would like your work to be featured as ‘Painting of the Day’ please see further instructions on our website.

Artist Support Pledge

Many of our members have been participating in the 'Artist Support Pledge' an initiative created by Matthew Burrows @matthewburrowsstudio to help artists during the health crisis. It is great opportunity for artists and of course art lovers alike to buy artworks for under £200! To view artworks on social media use #artistsupportpledge

The Concept:
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists have found themselves without work, teaching, technical support, gallery work. Exhibitions and sales have disappeared. In an attempt to help alleviate some of this stress I have instigated the ARTIST SUPPORT PLEDGE #artistsupportpledge

The concept is a simple one. You post images of your work you are willing to sell for no more than £200 each (not including shipping.) Every time you reach £1000 of sales you pledge to buy another artist's work for £200. This creates a small but dynamic market were all can contribute whatever their level of success. This is a culture dependent on the honesty and generosity of our artistic communities at every level.

So make a pledge and post your work with the
#artistsupportpledge and follow the # to see everyone else's work. Repost and tell your friends, colleagues and collectors. Let generosity be infectious”

CBP Painting Prize Update

Due to continuing uncertainty surrounding Covid-19, we have reluctantly decided not to hold the Contemporary British Painting Prize this year. We realise that this is disappointing news, but we believe that as long as public safety is at risk it is the responsible thing to do. Please continue to watch this space for our announcement for next year.

CBP Website

Following the launch of our new website in April 2020, we are continuing to add fresh content and resources. See our features including Artist of the MonthCritical textsVideosPainter-to-painter discussions, Painters Today podcasts and our Resources page.

You can find more news from our members and information on finding funding and other support on our social media channels. 

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