‘The stated aim of Contemporary British Painting is to explore and promote current painting. The subtext to this is giving voice back to the artist, the originator and source of painting. The real discourse around current painting is generated painter to painter and emanates from the studio and not from the boardrooms of institutions, directors’ offices, lecture halls or galleries. This prize is artists submitting themselves to consideration and selection by their peers.’
Simon Carter, co-founder of Contemporary British Painting
and lead selector of the CBP Prize 2018.
The Contemporary British Painting Prize Exhibition 2019 will be selected from an open call for contemporary painters currently working in the British Isles. The winner will be selected from the twelve shortlisted painters who will each exhibit three works. The prizewinner will receive £2000, an essay on their work by lead judge Griselda Pollock and an invitation to become a member of Contemporary British Painting as well as a selector for the CBP Prize 2020.
The winning painting will be announced on the afternoon of Saturday 9 November between 2pm – 4pm, at Huddersfield Art Gallery and there will be a ‘Walk & talk’ event led by Judith Tucker on Saturday 7 December 2pm – 4pm. The exhibition will continue until 4 January 2020 Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 4pm.
The prize judges for 2019 are Graham Crowley (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) and Grant Scanlan (Huddersfield Museums Manager)
The twelve shortlisted artists will be selected by four painters: Lisa Denyer, Geraint Evans, Joe Packer (winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2018) and Judith Tucker.
The exhibition of the shortlisted paintings will be on show at Huddersfield Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2SU
Admission to Huddersfield Art Gallery is free.
Deadline for entries: Midnight on Sunday 8 September
Selection of shortlist: Friday 27 September
Notification to entrants: Friday 4 October
Private view: Saturday 9 November 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Artists’ walk and talk: 7 December 2pm – 4pm
Exhibition dates: 9 November 2019 – 4 January 2020
Opening times: 11am – 4pm (closed Sunday and Monday)
Collection of works: 7-11 January TBC
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