Contemporary British Painting is an artist-led organisation that explores and promotes current trends in British painting through group exhibitions, talks, publications and the donation of paintings to art museums. 

Contemporary British Painting was founded in 2013 by two Essex based painters, Robert Priseman and Simon Carter, and currently consists of 65 members. The twelve painters shortlisted for the Contemporary British Painting Prize are:

Keith Ashcroft, Lucy Austin, Benjamin Deakin, Kate Dunn, Jenny Eden, Andrew Ekins, Pippa Gatty, Alison Goodyear, Roland Hicks, Rachel Lancaster, Joe Packer, Jonathan West

This year’s Contemporary British Painting Prize winner is Joe Packer. He receives £2,000 in prize money, a critical essay by Matthew Collings, and joins the Contemporary British Painting group. The prize judges for 2018 were: Matthew Collings (painter, critic and broadcaster), Amisha Karia (Head of Collection, Paintings in Hospitals) and Grant Scanlan (Huddersfield Museums Manager). The twelve shortlisted artists were selected by a group of practising painters: Simon Carter, Paula MacArthur, Ruth Philo and Narbi Price (winner of the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017).

Catalogue launch, artist talks (2-4pm) and opening event (4-6pm) on Saturday 9 February 2019 at the Menier Gallery (all welcome).

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