Contemporary British Painting Prize 2019

9 Nov 2019 – 4 Jan 2020

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10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
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An exhibition of 36 paintings, by twelve painters, selected from 742 artist submissions. The CBP Prize is organised by painters, for painters as a showcase for contemporary painting from throughout the British Isles.


The winner of the 2019 Contemporary British Painting Prize will be announced on Saturday 9 November, between 2-4pm, at Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU

The 12 shortlisted artists are:

Louise Bristow, Stephanie Douet, Kirsty Harris, Helen Hayward, Adam Hennessey, Juliette Losq, Scott McCracken, Jo McGonigal, Ruth Murray, Diana Taylor, Joanna Whittle, Maddie Yuille

Each painter will exhibit three paintings from which the prize judges will select one prizewinning painting & one highly commended runner up. The winning artist will receive: a critical essay on their practice by Griselda Pollock; a £2,000 prize for their winning work & an invitation to join Contemporary British Painting. The runner up will receive a voucher for art materials. The prizewinner’s essay will be published alongside all 36 exhibited paintings in the exhibition catalogue which will also be available online at cbp-prize.com

The judges selecting the 2019 prizewinning painting are:

Graham Crowley, painter and (Painter, writer and Professor of Painting at the Royal College of Art 1998 – 2006), Griselda Pollock (Professor of Social and Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds) & Grant Scanlan (Huddersfield Museums Manager)

This year Contemporary British Painting Prize received 746 submissions, a record number, from which a long list of 55 painters, then the final shortlist of 12 were chosen by four selectors; Lisa Denyer, Geraint Evans, Joe Packer (CBP Prize winner 2018) & Judith Tucker, who are all painters and members of CBP.

The 2019 long listed painters are;

Louise Bristow, Clare Chapman, Brian Cheeswright, Deb Covell, Stephanie Douet, Rosalind Faram, Brendan Fletcher, Rebecca Fortnum, Adam Green, Lesley Halliwell, Kirsty Harris, Jeb Haward,Helen Hayward, Steven Heaton, Linda Hemmersbach, Adam Hennessey, Anna-Lise Horsley, Seungjo Jeong, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Jin Han Lee, Juliette Losq, Robyn Litchfield, Angela Lizon, Katherine Lubar, Hannah Luxton, Brendan Lyons, Selma Makela, Sophie Marritt, Gavin Maughfling, Scott McCracken, Jo McGonigal, Wendy McLean, Steve Moberly, Donal Moloney, Jim Mooney, Hannah Murgatroyd, Iain Nicholls, Roy Osborne, Greg Palmer, Sarah Poots, Magnus Quaife, Andrew Robinson, Sarah Sparkes, Geraldine Swayne, Helen Taylor, Sarah Taylor, Clare Thatcher, Anna Turner, Alex Veness, Claude Vergez, David Webb, Joanna Whittle, Maddie Yuille, Kecheng Zhu

Contemporary British Painting is an artist led organisation which explores & promotes current trends in British painting through group exhibitions, talks & publications. We founded the the Contemporary British Painting Prize in 2016, an annual prize promoting the best of contemporary painting produced in the British Isles.

The exhibition will continue 11am-4pm Tuesday - Saturday until Saturday 4th January with a Walk & Talk event with the exhibitors led by selector Judith Tucker on 7 December 2-4pm.

Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU

Private view: Saturday 9 November 2019, 2 – 4pm
Catalogue launch and artists’ talk 7 December 2 - 4pm
Exhibition dates: 9 November 2019 – 4 January 2020
Opening times: 11am – 4pm (closed Sunday and Monday)
Admission free

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Grant Scanlan

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Maddie Yuille

Juliette Losq

Kirsty Harris

Kirsty Harris

Ruth Murray

Diana Taylor

Scott McCracken

Joanna Whittle

Helen Hayward

Stephanie Douet

Jo McGonigal

Louise Bristow

Adam Hennessey

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Contemporary British Painting

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