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Welcome to the May 2023 CBP newsletter!

CBP Exhibitions

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X - Contemporary British Painting

'X - Contemporary British Painting' is a vibrant, exciting free exhibition of painting, the likes of which has not been staged in the North East in decades. Opening on 20 May at Newcastle Contemporary Art, it has been curated by multiple award-winning artist Narbi Price, and brings together the work of over 80 artists. Featuring names such as Andrew Grassie, George Shaw, HUSH, Biggs & Collings alongside members of Contemporary British Painting and recent graduates, the exhibition explores the huge range of possibilities of what painting can be, from photorealism, through gestural abstraction, tiny intimate studies to big bombastic works, paintings that come off the wall and paintings that will make you question what you’re looking at.

Marking the tenth anniversary of CBP, the exhibition features all 6 previous winners of the Contemporary British Painting Prize showing together for the first time. It also showcases former prizewinners of the John Moores Painting Prize, BEEP Painting Biennale, Culture Awards Visual Artists of the Year, and Turner Prize nominees.

Join us on the opening night on Saturday 20 May from 7pm, as part of The Late Shows to be the first to view the work, accompanied by DJ sets by Opal Tapes founder Bishop and Maxïmo Park frontman Paul Smith.

Artists: Susan Absolon, David Ainley, Iain Andrews, Amanda Ansell, John Ball, Richard Baker, Karl Bielik, Biggs & Collings, Claudia Boese, Day Bowman, Marius von Brasch, Julian Brown, Lesley Bunch, Marco Cali, Ruth Calland, Simon Carter, John S Clark, Jules Clarke, Deb Covell, Lucy Cox, Andrew Crane, Gordon Dalton, Pen Dalton, Angelina May Davis, Lisa Denyer, Sam Douglas, Natalie Dowse, Nathan Eastwood, Geraint Evans, Andrew Grassie, Susan Gunn, Susie Hamilton, Abigail Hampsey, Alex Hanna, Kirsty Harris, Roland Hicks, Suzanne Holtom, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, HUSH, Phil Illingworth, Linda Ingham, Brendan Lancaster, Laura Lancaster, Rachel Lancaster, Bryan Lavelle, Andrew Litten, Cathy Lomax, Juliette Losq, Paula MacArthur, David Manley, Enzo Marra, Gavin Maughfling, Peter McArdle, Donna McLean, Monica Metsers, Nicholas Middleton, Ruth Murray, Joe Packer, Stephen Palmer, Mandy Payne, Julian Perry, Ruth Philo, Alison Pilkington, Steve Port, Narbi Price, Freya Purdue, James Quin, Ellen Ranson, Greg Rook, Katherine Russell, George Shaw, Jesse Leroy Smith, Paul Smith, David Sullivan, Matilda Sutton, Harvey Taylor, Sally Taylor, Molly Thomson, Judith Tucker, Casper White, Joanna Whittle, Sean Williams.

Newcastle Contemporary Art, High Bridge Works, 31-39 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1EW

Private view: Saturday 20 May, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition dates: 20 May - 17 June 2023
Opening times: Thursday - Saturday 12 - 5pm
Admission free

Website: https://www.contemporarybritis...

Accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Artist of the Month

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Enzo Marra

Artist of the Month is an ongoing series where we highlight one of our members. This month we are pleased to introduce artist Enzo Marra selected and interviewed by Paul Newman.

Read the interview
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Enzo Marra: Dog Walk, hammerite and fluorescent paint on canvas, 61 x 76cm, 2022

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Enzo Marra: Slab, hammerite on wood with skateboard trucks and wheels, 37cm x 45.5cm x 9cm, 2022

CBP Prize 2023

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CBP Prize: Now open for entries!

The CBP Prize 2023 is now open for entries. 

  • First Prize now £8000 + more
  • Highly Commended Award now £2000
  • £400 exhibitor’s fee for all shortlisted artists
  • Two exhibitions

Find all the details on how to enter on our website. Deadline: 11.59pm Friday 30 June 2023

Apply here

International Exhibitions

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Ruth Philo: Territorio, Ochre, acrylic and graphite on canvas, 30cm x 25cm, 2022. Photo: Douglas Atfield.

(With)in or (With)out - Borders and Boundaries

"Binnen of Buiten - Grenzen en Begrenzingen"

Motive: "We get on the way, but soon we dash against borders. Boundaries created by others, with custom control, walls or even land mines. Or we collide with norms and morals. And, sooner or later, we are limited by physical or mental restrictions"

Initiative: Drager Meurtant (NL), Jeanine Keuchenius & Petra Senn (D).

Participants: the three organizing artists, plus Katherine Chang-Liu (USA), Brian Dickerson (USA), Nina Fraser (Portugal), Joris van Gennip (NL), Carlo Grassini & Bill Thomas (USA), Sylvia Hubers (NL), Michal Iwanoski (Poland / UK), George Kabel (NL), Max King Cap (USA), Anna-Maria Komorowska (D), Oliver Merce (RO), Dorothee Mesander (GR), Ruth Philo (UK), Martien Vogelesang (NL).

The Milkfactory / De Melkfabriek, Guldenvliesstraat4H, 5211 AM 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Private view: Saturday 27 May, 2023

Exhibition dates: 24 May - 20 June, 2023

Admission free

Website: www.ruthphilo.co.uk

Solo Exhibitions

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Sally Taylor: Hexagon Head, Graphite acrylic collage on found cardboard, 45cm x 33cm, 2023


Solo Exhibition of new work by Sally Taylor.

ARTSHED, Glaisdale, Whitby, YO21 2PZ

Private view: Saturday 20 May, 12 - 4pm
Exhibition dates: 20 May - 24 June, 2023
Opening times: Viewing by appointment only apart from the private view.
Phone 07885 544138 for a viewing at a different time.

Website: http://francescasimonstudio.co...

Directions: Using what3words turn onto the track off the dale road at ///proof.adopting.sniff
The google pin is C46W+XCG Whitby (54.4124258, -0.8539131

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Harvey Taylor: The Sea - Walton Series II, Oil on canvas, 100cm x 76cm, 2023

The Sea

Harvey Taylor will be showing a series of paintings that depict the shifting patterns and shapes of the sea along the coast of Essex and Kent. This set of work has been completed over the course of a year.

Oasis, 2 Connaught Avenue, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex CO13 9PW

Private view: Saturday 27 May, 2pm - 4pm

Exhibition dates: 27 May - 23 June 2023

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday mornings, 9.30am to midday

Admission free

Instagram: @theartoffrinton @harveytaylorart

Further information can be obtained from the artist

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Stephen Snoddy: Untitled 131 (after Matisse), acrylic, 47cm x 58cm, 2017


A retrospective of TEN years of work by Stephen Snoddy at Saul Hay Gallery

From 3 - 25 June, Saul Hay Gallery in Manchester will be hosting a new exhibition by renowned artist and Museum Director, Stephen Snoddy. The event, entitled ‘TEN’ is a retrospective of 10 years of work, starting in 2013 when he began to make work again after a long absence from the Studio. It will celebrate across all his mediums – paintings, works on paper, collages, pastels and monotypes.

Snoddy is currently the Director of The New Art Gallery, Walsall and is one of the UK’s most respected Museum Directors having curated many exhibitions at the following gallery spaces, Serpentine Gallery; The Whitechapel; Camden Arts Centre; Leeds City Art Gallery; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin and The Haags Gemeentemuseum. He has worked at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol; Cornerhouse, Manchester; Southampton City Art Gallery; Milton Keynes Gallery and Baltic, Gateshead.

Saul Hay Gallery, Railway Cottage, Off Castle Street, Manchester M3 4LZ

Private view: Friday 2 June 2023

Exhibition dates: 3 – 25 June 2023

Opening Times: Tuesday – Saturday: 10.30am – 6pm & Sunday: 10.30am – 5pm

Website: www.saulhayfineart.co.uk

Online Solo Exhibitions

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Marius von Brasch: Black Sun, oil on linen, 120cm x 120cm, 2022, courtesy of Jenn Singer Gallery.

Black Sun, Braided Time

Marius von Brasch's first solo show of selected paintings and drawings at Jenn Singer Gallery online, opening 3 May and running until 8 June.

'At first glance, the works seem abstract, but upon closer inspection, figures and structures emerge, and stories take shape. The exhibition showcases von Brasch's references to passages, transitions, and cathartic moments of change. These moments are rich with memories, intensities, and anticipations of what could be, with disintegration of stable constructions and other potentials. The works hold tensions of opposing forces, of loss, imagination, and hope; experiences that have become a heightened challenge for many in recent years.' For press release and more info please use link below.

Exhibition dates: 3 May - 8 June 2023

View the exhibition

Group Exhibitions

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Edwin Aitken: Thunder Worm, acrylic on canvas, 35cm x 25cm, 2023

Three Movements of a Longer Work

This micro exhibition takes a look at three styles of Abstraction. (I) Edwin Aitken's emotive, subjective response to the natural world. A woodland walk is the catalyst for an ultimately non-literal interpretation of the landscape. The build-up of an array of marks creates a complex surface and a pictorial space in constant flux. (II) Graham Lister uses the activity of painting as a way of thinking about contemporary physical experiences. His work encompasses gradual abstraction processes, investigating visual codes and surface textures through repetitive mark-making and a delicious combination of gesture and careful filling in. (III) Kate Whateley's work is both Painting and Sculpture, or neither Painting nor Sculpture. It is an intriguing ambivalence. She meticulously constructs works that only bear resemblance to something fabricated by machine, yet with just enough handmadeness to create a unique, human experience for the viewer. It is curated by Sean Williams.

Prosaic Projects Gallery within Bloc Studios, 198 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 4RE

Exhibition dates: 1 - 31 May 2023

Opening times: Please contact Sean Williams at [email protected] to arrange to view.

Admission free

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Rogue Women 2

Rogue Women Returns - an exhibition bringing together and celebrating the work of women artists from Rogue Studios plus invited artists from around the UK. Includes work by Marguerite HornerPaula MacArthur and Ruth Murray.

Ground Floor Gallery space, Rogue artists Studio cic, 2-6, Barrass Street, Openshaw, Manchester M11 1PU

Private view: 5 May, 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition dates: 6 - 28 May 2023

Opening times: Sat - Sun 11am - 4pm and weekdays by appointment

Admission free

Website: https://rastudios.co.uk/home/

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Marguerite Horner: For Sale, oil on linen, 50cm x 50cm, 2013

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Ruth Calland: Bitten, oil on canvas and oil on paper with velvet ribbon, 55cm x 80cm, 2023

It's Coming From Inside
Part of 'Windows and Thresholds' for the Dulwich Festival

External inscrutability, internal passion, domestic confines and dreams of escape...

Sarah Sparkes and Jane Millar have invited 20 artists to exhibit across two rooms, and a hallway, on opposing sides of Bell House: the McAndrew room, a scullery, tucked away off a long corridor lined with coat hooks, and the Lutyens’ room, a light-filled drawing room, close to the elegant front entrance.

In their thinking about the Impressionist Berthe Morisot, and the exhibitions broader theme of Windows and Thresholds, the curators see the two different domestic spaces, and the liminal corridors between them, as places expressive of dialogues in both Morisot’s and their invited artists' works: of confines, dreams of escape, of external inscrutability and internal passion.

Artists: Fran Burden, Ruth Calland, Helen Carr, Mikey Cuddihy, Janet D Currier, Robert Dawson, Andrew Ekins, Liz Elton, Lisa Fielding Smith, Deborah Gardner, Caroline Gregory, Birgitta Hosea, Mindy Lee, Wayne Lucas, Julia Maddison, Jane Millar, Darren O'Brien, Kim L Pace, Sarah Sparkes, Geraldine Swayne.

Bell House, 27 College Rd, Dulwich, London SE21 7BG

Private view date: Friday 12 May, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition dates: 13-14 May and 20-21 May 2023

Opening times: 11 am - 6 pm

Admission free

Website: https://www.bellhouse.co.uk/ar...

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Carnival poster and paintings by Marguerite Horner: from the top 'Carnival of Mortality' 2023 watercolour on paper and 'Dissipation' 2023 watercolour on paper


A group show 'Carnival - Masks, Laughter & the Grotesque' curated by Celia Martin. Includes work by Marguerite Horner.

SAFEHOUSE, 139 Copeland Road, London SE15 3SN

Private view: Saturday 20 May, 5pm - 8pm

Exhibition dates: 19 - 28 May 2023

Opening times: 12 - 5pm

Website: https://safehouse1and2.co.uk/g...

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Installation Image of Post Nature with JMW Turner's The Festival of the Opening of the Vintage at Macon and Heavy Water Collective's vitrine


CBP member Joanna Whittle is currently exhibiting work at the Graves Gallery Sheffield as part of her ongoing practice within the Heavy Water Collective comprising of Whittle, Maud Haya-Baviera and Victoria Lucas. This exhibition, curated by Victoria Lucas, is centred around JMW Turner’s painting The Festival of the Opening of the Vintage at Mâcon.

PostNatures sees Lucas draw on the constructed composition of Turner’s painting to highlight how imaginary subjects can affect our individual or cultural perceptions of reality. The exhibition features a range of artworks and objects from Sheffield’s collections including works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya, Albrecht Altdorfer, Albrecht Dürer, Odilon Redon and Max Ernst among archaeological and natural artefacts which depict representations of the relationship between women and nature, alongside recent works from Victoria Lucas and the Heavy Water Collective.

The exhibition continues till Saturday 2nd December 2023 and is generously supported by the Ampersand Foundation.

Graves Gallery (Above the Central Library), Surrey Street, Sheffield S1 1XZ

Exhibition dates: 16 March - 2 December 2023

Opening times: Tue–Sat 11am–4pm (Weds 1–6pm) Closed Sun–Mon and Bank Holidays

Admission free

Please note the exhibition will be closed for the Easter weekend (7-10 April)

Website: https://www.sheffieldmuseums

Heavy Water Collective Talk: 19th April (please see Artists' Talks listed further down the newsletter)

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Paintings by Judith Tucker

Entwined, Plants in Contemporary Painting

Entwined is a major new exhibition featuring leading British painters, including winners of the John Moores and Contemporary British Painting Prize. The paintings in this exhibition invite their viewers to look closely at plants. They do this through the widest of ranges of approaches to paint, the selected painters all delight in our extraordinary vegetive world.

Artists in Entwined: Amanda Ansell, Bryony Benge-Abbott, Hannah Brown, Graham Crowley, Sam Douglas, Michele Fletcher, Barbara Howey, Linda Ingham, Juliette Losq, Paula MacArthur, Iain Nicholls, Joe Packer, Julian Perry, Narbi Price, Harvey Taylor, Helen Thomas, Judith Tucker and Joanna Whittle.

Entwined is curated by: Judith Tucker, Barbara Howey and Grant Scanlan

20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe DN15 6TB

Exhibition dates: 18 March - 27 May 2023

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Admission info free

Website: https://www.2021visualartscent...

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Paula MacArthur: With you forever, oil on canvas, 100cm x 100cm, 2021

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Marguerite Horner: 'He taps at My window and Cheer Up My Brothers by Marguerite Horner (top and left) and Village Gosip by David Ferry (bottom right)

Paradise Found: New visions of the Blackdown Hills

A contemporary interpretation by 36 painters, printmakers and photographers walking in the footsteps of the Camden Town Group. Includes work by Marguerite Horner.

Conceived and arranged by Tim Craven, and co-curated by Sandra Higgins and Fiona McIntyre.

Between 1911 and 1925 the Blackdown Hills were a source of inspiration for members of the avant-garde painters of the Camden Town Group. They captured the ancient landscape and its particularity with the progressive French artistic approach of Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh.

36 contemporary artists including past and present members of The London Group (previously the Camden Town Group), will recapture the same sites that were painted by Spencer Gore, Charles Ginner and Robert Bevan of the Camden Town Group. The contemporary works will be exhibited alongside drawings and paintings (together with reproductions of paintings and photographs) created by Gore, Ginner and Bevan. 

This project has been made possible through partnerships with the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Bevan family.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell EX14 1LX

Exhibition dates: 18 March 2023 - 3 June 2023

Opening times: Wed-Sat 10am - 5pm

Admission free

Website: https://www.thelmahulbert.com/...

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Marguerite Horner: 'Together Apart' and 'Will Understanding'

The Viewing Room

Continuing with the spirit of the unique and intimate Viewing Room space created in Bath, Sandra Higgins Art Projects has curated a group exhibition from selected online gallery artists, www.sandrahiggins.art, and will take up residency in London at the Hansard Studio for several weeks. Includes work by Marguerite Horner and Day Bowman.

Hansard Studio, 10 Hansard Mews, London SW14 8BJ

Private view: 19 April 2023, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition dates: 20 April - 7 May 2023

Admission free

Website: https://www.artrabbit.com.

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Day Bowman: Plashy Place 5, oil, charcoal and conte on canvas, 140cm x 150cm, 2020

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Simon Carter: River Crossing II, watercolour, 30.5 x 43cm, 2020

East to East

East to East is an exhibition of 30+ artists and makers based in East Anglia, who share their appreciation for the aesthetic and techniques originating in Chinese and Japanese art and craft. They explore how a natural colour palette, handcrafted techniques in glass and ceramics, and structured textiles like weaving have struck a chord in the east of England, finding favour with an audience looking for more sustainable design principles. Includes work by Simon Carter.

The Stables, Houghton Hall, Norfolk PE31 6UE

Exhibition dates: 23 April - October 2023

Opening times: Sunday, Wednesday and Thursdays, plus Saturday July to September, 11am to 4pm

Admission free

Website: https://contemporaryandcountry...

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Geraint Evans: Frankfurter, 2022, oil on canvas. ©The Artist. Photo: B J Deakin Photography.

Arcadia for All? Rethinking Landscape Painting Now

Arcadia for All? Rethinking Landscape Painting Now is a new exhibition raising pertinent questions about who has access to nature, where and how. The exhibition challenges a nostalgic, idyllic and elitist idea of landscape. It embraces and celebrates nature in all its forms, acknowledging that in the 21st century most people in the UK access nature on a regular basis through allotments, community gardens, public parks or even simply through windows and screens.

Arcadia for All? explores the fragility of our environment as a result of human activity. Some of the painting highlight the pressures that capitalism is imposing on nature or offer alternative systems to live off the land collectively. The show also deals with issues around equity, the colonial legacies of landscape and environmental racism.

Arcadia for All? features a wonderfully broad spectrum of artworks by over thirty artists, including Andrew Grassie, Lubaina Himid, Matthew Krishanu, Elizabeth Magill and George Shaw. They all approach nature from many different directions, expanding the notion of landscape painting in new, unexpected and sometimes radical and playful ways. Moreover, the exhibition celebrates the vitality and variety of contemporary painting in all its materiality and visual richness.

The exhibition has been guest curated by Dr Judith Tucker, Senior Lecturer at the School of Design, University of Leeds and Geraint Evans, Pathway Leader MA Painting at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London.

Artists: David Ainley, Hurvin Anderson, Iain Biggs, Louise Bristow,  Hannah Brown, Simon Callery, Lara Cobden, Kimathi Donkor, Sam Douglas, Natalie Dowse, Geraint Evans, Mark Fairnington, Andrew Grassie, Dan Hays, Lubaina Himid, Barbara HoweyMatthew KrishanuPaula MacArthur, Elizabeth Magill, Cara Nahaul, Christopher Orr, Rebecca Partridge, Julian PerryNarbi Price, Carol Rhodes, Greg Rook, George Shaw, Benet Spencer, Clare Thatcher,  Judith Tucker, Phoebe Unwin, Joanna Whittle.

The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds LS2 9JT

Exhibition dates: 26 April – 29 July 2023

Opening times: Tuesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Admission free

Website: https://library.leeds.ac.uk

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Judith Tucker: Night Fitties: we came for Barnsley feast week, oil on linen, 2023. ©The Artist.
Photo: Tom McVeigh.

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Rapture - A new model to experience Art

Opening at the Regency Town House in Brighton. The Rapture exhibition will run throughout May as part of Artists Open Houses and the Brighton Fringe. The show goes beyond a traditional curated exhibition; it includes talks, events and performances to engage the local community in a genuine conversation. These events will include ‘crits’ where visitors will have an opportunity to talk to artists directly about their work.

Jesse Leroy Smith
, Emily Stevens, Lucianna Whittle, Angove, Sharon Purves, Soma Bognar, Gordon Ellis Brown, Mark Fleckner, Jude Hart, Anna Blom, Duncan Bullen, Julian Brown, Ji Shengji, Alex Hollingworth, Alexander Augustus, Dan Pyne, Hermione Allsopp and Orian.

There will be a diverse range of events throughout the exhibition, from poetry nights to talk’s including Matthew Burrows.

Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Brighton and Hove, BN3 1EH

Private view: 5 May, 5pm - 9pm

Exhibition dates: Saturdays and Sundays in May + Bank Holidays: 8 and 29 May 2023

Opening times: 11am - 6pm

Admission free apart from special events Experience book 7 May, Matthew Burrows 19 May, Art & Motherhood 21 & 27 May. Eventbrite bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o...

Access: Disability access to ground floor only.

Website: www.rapture-live.co.uk

Instrgram: https://www.instagram.com/rapt...

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Joe Packer: Tenderdusk, oil on canvas, 86cm x 63cm. 2018, Towner Collection


Towner 100

This exhibition brings together some key works from the Towner collection, many of which are unseen, having not yet been displayed since being acquired. Including painting, moving image, prints, drawing and illustration, sculpture, installation and photography. Includes work by Joe Packer.

Towner, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ

Exhibition dates: 11 February - 14 May 2023
Opening times: Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm
Admission free

Website: townereastbourne.org.uk

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Spring Exhibition

Please join us for the Spring Exhibition at Blue and Berry Art Gallery, Chelford.

The preview evening will be held on 3 March. This is a free event, however you will need to RSVP through the website to add your name to the guest list. There will be a welcome drink, music and opportunity to meet the artists on the evening.

Artists: Abz Haywood, Amanda Taylor, Christopher Clements, David Boardman, Lisa Denyer, Michelle Taube, Mike Waldron, Tammy Walters, Peter Davis, Sue Roberts, Tia Maria Taylor Berry, Tracey Hollis Rowe.

Blue & Berry Art Gallery, Knutsford Road, Chelford, Macclesfield SK11 9BB

Exhibition dates: 3 March - 6 May 2023
Admission: Free, Private view ticketed

Website: https://blueandberry.art

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Day Bowman: Marking Out the Boundaries 3, 140cm x 150cm, 2022

Paradise Found - New Visions of the Blackdown Hills

garde painters of the Camden Town Group.

Curators Sandra Higgins, Tim Craven and Fiona McIntyre have selected work by contemporary artists who will recapture the sites once painted by members of the Camden Town Group including Robert Bevan and Stanislawa de Karlowska. Separated by a century the works will hang alongside each other.

CBP artists Day Bowman, Narbi Price and Marguerite Horner are included in this exhibition.

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LX

Exhibition dates: 18 March – 3 June 2023
Opening times: Tues - Sat, 10am - 5pm
Admission free

Website: www.thelmahulbert.com

Further events include:
12 May: Curator’s talk – Sandra Higgins
13 May: Walk and Talk with artist Luke Walker
3 June: Closing lecture from Tim Craven ‘The History of the Camden Town Group

Please see website for further details.

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Paula MacArthur: All these silent moments, oil on canvas, 100 x 100cm, 2020

At Cross Purposes

29 April - 11 June 202329 April - 11 June 2023At Cross Purposes is a creative project which connects 56 group with invited artists and touring exhibition curated by Dr Frances Woodley.

The play on words of the project title reflects its mix of creative practice, conversation and curation. The purpose of the project is two-fold: firstly, to extend members’ creative practice through partnerships with artists from across geographical, generational, thematic and processual borders and, secondly, to re-identify the 56 group both to itself and to others.

Catalogue with introduction by Dr. Frances Woodley and forward by Bedwyr Williams

Artists: Ken Elias, Morwenna Morrison, Pete Williams, Mark Doyle, Robert Harding, Tim Dodds, Sue Hunt, Paula MacArthur, Dilys Jackson, Keith Brown, Carol Hiles, Jane Rainey, Sue Hiley Harris, Michael Geddis, Corinthe Rizvi, Louise Barrington, Martyn Jones, Martin Finnin, Tiff Oben, Garry Barker, Kay Keogh, Michelle McKeown, Harvey Hood, Molly Thompson, Alison Lochhead, Judith Tucker, Rhodri Rees, Ellen Mitchinson, Peter Spriggs, Christine Roychowdhury, Luis Tapia, Louise Manifold

Oriel Môn, Ynys Môn/Anglesey, Rhosmeirch, Llangefni LL77 7TQ

Exhibition dates: 29 April - 11 June 2023
Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Admission free

Website: http://56groupwales.org.uk/

The exhibition then tours to:

QSS Studios Gallery, The Arches Centre,11-13 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast BT5 5AA
7 - 28 September 2023
Tuesday – Thursday 10am - 5pm and by appointment

Elysium Gallery, 210 High Street, Swansea, SA1 1PE
11 November - 23 December
Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 6pm

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Joe Packer: Duskcluster Luvsong, oil on canvas, 160cm x 120cm, 2022

Silent Stories

SILENT STORIES is an exhibition of work by tutors at the Emily Ball at Seawhite studio. The show not only celebrates the quality of the studio’s tutors but highlights their incredible individuality as artists. SILENT STORIES, curated by Emily Ball, features Emily Ball, Nick Bodimeade, Julian Brown, Simon Carter, Joe Packer and Katie Sollohub.

The Atrium Gallery, Seawhite of Brighton, Star Road Trading Estate, Partridge Green, West Sussex RH13 8RY

Exhibition dates: 15 October 2022 - June 2023
Opening times: By appointment only, Monday - Friday
Admission free

Website: www.emilyballatseawhite.co.uk

Art Fairs

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Queeriosities Art & Makers Fair

On Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 May 2023, Museum of the Home is delighted to be hosting an art and makers fair led by LGBTQ+ creatives and businesses exploring visions and representations of domesticity, identity and home. Includes work by David Lock.

Curated by Davy Pittoors, the fair will feature over 35 stall holders offering a selection of ceramics, paintings, mixed media, sculpture, textiles, books, gifts and homewares.

Friday 19 May, there'll be a launch event, offering early bird access to the work on show and the opportunity to meet artists and makers ahead of the fair’s official opening the next day

On Sunday 21 May, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Davy Pittoors exploring themes of Queer domestic making and style - with Professor Matt Cook, author of Queer Domesticities, artist and architect Martha Summers, and writer, director, and cultural producer Andrei Nikolai Pamintuan.

Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

Private view: 19 May, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Preview tickets: £5 available at https://www.museumofthehome.or...

Exhibition dates: 20 & 21 May 2023

Opening times, 10am - 5pm
Admission free

Website: https://www.museumofthehome.or...


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Simon Callery Photo: © Simon Callery. All Rights Reserved, DACS/Artimage 2023.

A Geography of Colour Podcast: Simon Callery

In this month's A Geography of Colour podcast, painter Simon Callery talks with Ruth Philo about his relationship with colour.

Simon challenges what painting can do today. He makes work that exists on the margins of what can be understood as painting. On his studio wall is written the word ‘INVERT’ to remind him every day to subvert the established conventions of image-based painting, to find new roles and develop new forms for painting. He intends that an encounter with one of his paintings is as much for the body as it is for the eye.

He has worked in the landscape alongside field archaeologists on many projects and applies this knowledge he find here to works made in the urban environment and also to developing studio based work. The visceral qualities of the excavation sites have made him sensitive to the physical qualities of landscape and the relationship of material to time. He embraces the fact that his paintings share spatial qualities we associate with sculpture.

Simon is currently showing in 'Arcadia for all? Rethinking Landscape Painting Now', at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds.

You can follow @ageographyofcolour on instagram and subscribe in your podcast browser.

Listen here
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Matthew Krishanu. Photo: David Levene.

A brush with... Matthew Krishanu

An in-depth interview with Matthew Krishanu on his cultural experiences and greatest influences, from Jean-Michel Basquiat to Gwen John.

In the first episode of this new series of A brush with… Ben Luke talks to Matthew Krishanu about his influences - including writers, composers, film-makers and, of course, other artists—and the cultural experiences that have shaped his life and work.

Website: https://www.theartnewspaper.co...

Workshops and Courses

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ASH (leaf fragmented) and experimental drawing by Linda Ingham

Twigging! An experimental approach to drawing trees - part of Entwined education programme

With Linda Ingham

Twigging! an experimental approach to drawing trees gives participants the opportunity to try out a variety of materials and process to create representations of trees and their elements.

During this 3-hour session, we’ll look a little at ways that trees have been portrayed in the 'Entwined' exhibition and by additional contemporary and historic artists, whilst going on to explore ways of rendering an impression of trees through charcoal, graphite and inks.

An opportunity to work amongst, and experience the stunning Entwined: plants in contemporary painting exhibition at 2021, this session is provided free of charge by North Lincolnshire Council.

20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe, DN15 6TA

Date: Saturday 20 May, 10.30am - 1.30pm

Website: https://www.2021visualartscent...

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Marius von Brasch: Cocoon, oil on linen, 100cm x 100cm, 2018. Courtesy of Jenn Singer Gallery.

Painting and Alchemy Workshop/Retreat at Hawkwood College

With Marius von Brasch

This course introduces participants to both the intriguing symbolism of Renaissance alchemical imagery and to making paintings or drawings in response to what the pictures, motifs and colours trigger in us as individuals. It invites the participants to actively engage with these ancient pictures and develop their own contemporary visuals.

The course closely relates to Marius’ practice as a painter, and he is passionate about supporting individual (not pre-conceived) approaches to painting.

Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud GL6 7QW

Course dates: 8 - 11 May 2023

Price: Please see website (link below)

Please see full details about the course here:



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Contemporary British Painting Prize 2022 catalogue

Showing works by all 17 exhibitors in the 2022 painting prize. Introduction by Casper White, selector, and an essay by judge and art critic Hettie Judah on the winning artist Lesley Bunch.

Full colour throughout, 88 pages including cover, 190 x 235mm
ISBN 978 1 7397818 2 8

We have a limited number of copies available to order at £10 per copy plus £2.75 P&P (UK only).

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£10 + £2.75 P&P (UK only)


Cover image: Lesley Bunch (winner of the 2022 prize).

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Paradoxes Catalogue

The catalogue includes the work of all 52 exhibitors with an introduction by Phil Illingworth and an essay by Paul Carey-Kent. It accompanied the exhibition held at Quay Arts from 12 March to 7 May 2022.

Full colour throughout, 120 pages including cover, 235mm x 190mm
ISBN: 978-1-7397818-1-1
Designed by: idprojects.org

£10 + £2.50 P&P (UK only)

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