By Leah Conway –
The first of two Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021 exhibitions will be hosted by Huddersfield Art Gallery this coming November.
The exhibition shows the works of artists all across Britain and opens on 6 November 2021.
This year’s exhibition will win an essay on their work by Matthew Burrows MBE, an invitation to become a member of CBP and the opportunity to be a selector for CBP Prize 2022.
The 15 finalists were narrowed down from 1000 submissions and includes artists from across the UK:
- Susan Absolon
- Tony Antrobus
- Roland Hicks
- Martyna Lebryk
- Hannah Murgatroyd
- Christina Niederberger
- Donna Mclean
- Sarah Poots
- Daisy Richardson
- Tom Robinson
- Jesse Leroy Smith
- Gary Spratt
- Bill Stewart
- Zack Thorne
- Jan Valik
Due to a temporary move of Huddersfield Art Gallery to the Piazza, the exhibition will be available at Unit 7, The Piazza Centre, Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield HD1 2RS.
To catch the opening event and the announcement of this year’s winner, visit the gallery on Saturday 6 November 2021, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm
The exhibition welcomes all with free admission and will continue to run until 8 January 2022; open Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm.
“Explore and promote current painting”
Simon Carter is the co-founder of Contemporary British Painting and was the lead selector of the CBP Prize 2018. He commented: “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.“