Contemporary Masters from Britain: 80 British Painters of the 21st Century

7 Jul 2017 – 3 Aug 2017

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9.00am - 5.00pm

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Shandong, China

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80 paintings from the Priseman Seabrook Collection on display at the Yantai Art Museum, Artall Gallery, Nanjing, Jiangsu Art Gallery, Nanjing and the Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Tianjin, China.


Along with the exhibition, six of the exhibiting artists - Marco Cali, Julian Brown, Lucy Cox, Judith Tucker, Freya Purdue and Robert Priseman - will travel to China to talk on the subject of British painting in light of the digital revolution and explore why the hand-made work of art is more relevant today than it has ever been, connecting directly as it does with the profound human need to touch, feel and mediate emotion.

Historically Britain has nurtured some of the world’s greatest painters, from Holbein in the 16th century to Constable and Joseph Wright of Derby in the 18th, Turner and Atkinson Grimshaw in the 19th and Freud, R. B. Kitaj, Rego and Francis Bacon in 20th century. This level of excellence in the art of painting in the British Isles has continued to evolve into the 21st with a new generation of artists who have made the production of significant painting their life’s work. This show will explore these issues and look at how painting’s rising relevance in the 21st century is beautifully aligned with the resurgent growth of interest in vinyl records, knitting, film photography and unplugged music.

The artists exhibiting include: David Ainley,  Iain Andrews,  Amanda Ansell,  Louis Appleby,  Richard Baker,  Karl Bielik,  Claudia Böse,  Day Bowman,  John Brennan,  Julian Brown,  Simon Burton,  Marco Cali,  Ruth Calland,  Emma Cameron,  Simon Carter,  Jules Clarke,  Ben Cove,  Lucy Cox,  Andrew Crane,  Pen Dalton,  Jeffrey Dennis,  Lisa Denyer,  Sam Douglas,  Annabel Dover,  Natalie Dowse,  Fiona Eastwood,  Nathan Eastwood,  Wendy Elia,  Geraint Evans, Lucian Freud,  Paul Galyer, Pippa Gatty, Terry Greene,  Susan Gunn,  Susie Hamilton,  Alex Hanna,  David Hockney,  Marguerite Horner,  Barbara Howey,  Phil Illingworth, Linda Ingham,  Matthew Krishanu,  Bryan Lavelle,  Laura Leahy, Andrew Litten, Cathy Lomax,  Clementine McGaw,  Paula MacArthur,  Lee Maelzer,  David Manley,  Enzo Marra,  Monica Metsers,  Nicholas Middleton,  Andrew Munoz,  Keith Murdoch,  Paul Newman,  Stephen Newton,  Gideon Pain,  Andrew Parkinson,  Mandy Payne,  Charley Peters,  Ruth Philo,  Barbara Pierson,  Alison Pilkington,  Robert Priseman,  Freya Purdue,  Greg Rook,  Katherine Russell, Wendy Saunders,  Stephen Snoddy,  David Sullivan,  Harvey Taylor,  Ehryn Torrell, Delia Tournay-Godfrey,  Judith Tucker,  Julie Umerle , Mary Webb,  Rhonda Whitehead,  Sean Williams,  Fionn Wilson 

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Robert Priseman

Exhibiting artists

Susan Gunn

Karl Bielik

Amanda Ansell

Annabel Dover

Nathan Eastwood

Louis Appleby

Enzo Marra

Geraint Evans

Sam Douglas

Judith Tucker

Wendy Saunders

Jules Clarke

Iain Andrews

Pen Dalton

Laura Leahy

Katherine Russell

Simon Carter

Alex Hanna

Cathy Lomax

Claudia Bose

John Brennan

Andrew Litten

Andrew Litten

Clementine McGaw

Andrew Munoz

Andrew Crane

Robert Priseman

Pippa Gatty

David Sullivan

David Manley

Mandy Payne

Ben Cove

Greg Rook

Linda Ingham

Phil Illingworth

Stephen Snoddy

Marguerite Horner

Ehryn Torrell

Sean Williams

Terry Greene

Ruth Calland

Julie Umerle

Stephen Newton

Simon Burton

Julian Brown

Marco Cali

Freya Purdue

Freya Purdue

Paul Galyer

Richard Baker

Harvey Taylor

Susie Hamilton

Barbara Pierson

David Ainley

Wendy Elia

Ruth Philo

Lucy Cox

Jeffrey Dennis

Rhonda Whitehead

Day Bowman

Delia Tournay-Godfrey

Lee Maelzer

Barbara Howey

Gideon Pain

Andrew Parkinson

Matthew Krishanu

Natalie Dowse

Fiona Eastwood

Bryan Lavelle

Alison Pilkington

Mary Webb

Emma Cameron

Monica Metsers

Lisa Denyer

Charley Peters

Paula MacArthur

Paula MacArthur

Nicholas Middleton

Keith Murdoch

Paul Newman

Fionn Wilson


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