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Welcome to the June 2024 CBP newsletter

CBP Painting Prize 2024

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Painting Rich Jellyman (2023 prize winner)

The 2024 CBP Prize is now open for entries!

  • First Prize £8000 + more
  • Highly Commended Award £2000
  • Blyth Gallery Exhibition Award
  • £400 exhibitor’s fee for all shortlisted artists
  • Three exhibitions
  • Two full-colour catalogues

Deadline for submissions: 11.59pm Monday 1st July 2024

Solo Exhibitions

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Graham Crowley: Room 601 - 8, oil on canvas, 110cm x 132cm, 2024


Domo Baal is delighted and proud to present Graham Crowley's solo exhibition 'Light Fiction' in the gallery. Crowley is the winner of the 32nd John Moores Painting Prize, which was awarded for his painting 'Light Industry'. His paintings have been selected for the exhibition ten times previously with the first time being in 1976 and in 2008 he was also a jury member for the Prize.

Domo Baal, 3 John Street, London WC1N 2ES

Exhibition dates: 18 May - 29 June 2024

Opening times: Thurs/Fri/Sat, 12noon - 6pm or by appointment.

Website: https://www.domobaal.com/exhib...

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Joanna Whittle: We Have Found No Refuge, oil on canvas, 16cm x 20cm, 2024

Lost Territories

CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is delighted to present Joanna Whittle’s solo exhibition ‘Lost Territories’. Whittle is recognised for her intimate oil paintings that fuse the everyday and the arcane. Operating within the genre of landscape, Whittle depicts shelters, shrines, and gateways, which serve as focal points and suggest a human presence amid the landscape. These structures, often appearing as fragile, forlorn, and temporary, suggest themes of protection, ritual, and transition.

The small scale of Whittle’s work invites close inspection, drawing viewers into a deep engagement with the delicate brushwork and poignant narratives embedded within the landscapes. Her reduced scale paradoxically amplifies their emotional intensity, inferring a gothic sense of the sublime, where liminal territories are both seductive and menacing.

Charlie Smith London, Gramercy Park Studios, 25 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F 9ND

Exhibition dates: 7 - 28 June 2024

Opening times: Monday – Friday 10am - 5pm

Admission free

Website: https://charliesmithlondon.com...

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Simon Carter: Deep Water, acrylic on canvas, 162cm x 200cm, 2017 & 2023


A solo exhibition by Simon Carter.

An exhibition of recent paintings at AKA Contemporary, Cambridge. A catalogue available from the gallery.

AKA Contemporary, 54a Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge CB1 7AA

Private view: 7 June, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition dates: 7 June - 13 July 2024

Opening times: 11am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday

Admission free

Website: www.akafineart.co.uk

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Marguerite Horner: Perpetual Light, watercolour on paper, 30cm x 40cm framed, 2024

Perpetual Light

 An exhibition by Marguerite Horner

'The watercolours in this exhibition 'Perpetual Light' were inspired by the sunrise and sunset along the coast in Malibu, California USA.

The ocean is a powerful symbol. Throughout history, it has been seen as a symbol of power and strength and is often seen as a symbol of mystery, endlessness, calmness, hope, and even truth. Light symbolises a beacon of hope a source of optimism and encouragement in difficult times.

As I sat next to my friend Sophie on the morning she passed away, the word 'Perpetual Light', came to my mind and so I dedicate this solo show to her memory.'

Farm Street Church
, 114 Mount St, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH

Private view: 12 June, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Exhibition dates: 1 - 30 June 2024
Opening times: 10am - 5pm Monday-Saturday
Admission free

Website: https://www.farmstreet.org.uk/...

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Judith Tucker: Night Fitties - a full day out for next to nothing, oil on linen, 120cm x 160cm

Neverends: Judith Tucker's Fitties

A show of Judith Tucker’s paintings of The Humberston Fitties. Judith was tragically killed in a car accident on 13 November 2023. The Fitties, one of the few remaining plotlands left in the UK, lies just two a half miles from Cleethorpes, a ramshackle and individualistic collection of seaside chalets creating a unique community since between the wars. Judith and her poet collaborator, Harriet Tarlo, discovered The Fitties when invited to work along the local coastline by Cleethorpes' own Linda Ingham, curator and artist, over a decade ago and have made work there ever since. Over the years, they worked with the community, and other collaborators including photographer and artist, Annabel McCourt, and bird ecologist, Nicola Hemmings, to create exhibitions and bring workshops and drop-ins on the heritage, bird life and plant life of this unique seaside location to the Fitties. Judith Tucker’s Fitties has been shown, locally, at the Cleethorpes Discovery Centre, Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre and 2021Visual Arts Centre, Scunthorpe, and all over the U.K. in Swansea, Sheffield, Scarborough, Norwich, Middlesborough and numerous London venues. A unique selection of Judith’s work, from her earliest paintings of the site, to the Night Fitties series and most recent Hideaway archival paintings, alongside works that highlight the natural environment and represent her collaboration with Harriet Tarlo, will be shown at Cleethorpes Library for local people to engage again with her practice and remember her.

See https://www.projectfitties.com... and https://www.facebook.com/proje... for more of this history and https://www.wildpansypress.com... for artists’ book on the Fitties, Neverends.

The Albert Room, Cleethorpes Library, Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes DN35 8LG

Exhibition dates: 1 May - 30 June 2024

Opening times: Monday - Thursday 8.30 - 5.30; Saturday 9am - 1pm.

CLOSED Friday and Sunday.
Admission free

Artist Talk

Hideaway: Judith Tucker's Fitties - a conversation

Join a gathering of friends and Contemporary British Painting colleagues in conversation discussing and remembering Judith Tucker and her paintings of The Humberston Fitties, created over more than a decade.

During 2023, Judith was Chairperson of the Contemporary British Painting group.

Please note: There is limited parking at the library, and a larger public car park in Yarra Road, just behind the venue.

Talk date: Saturday 1 June, 10:30am - 1pm
Please book your ticket on EventBrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e...

Website: https://lincsinspire.com/

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David Lock

In-between Us

The award-winning artist David Lock brings an exciting mix of existing work and new paintings to Firstsite in early spring for his first solo public exhibition.

The Colchester setting is also appropriate, as Lock’s work reflects his interest in Roman antiquity and classical statues, which he juxtaposes with contemporary images and representations of the male body in his own inimitable style.

David Lock: In-between Us will feature approximately 20 works, including oil paintings, watercolours and large-scale vinyl collage.

Firstsite, Lewis Gardens, High Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JH

Exhibition dates: 23 March - 23 June, 2024

Opening times: Monday: Closed, Tue - Wed: 10am - 5pm, Fri - Sat: 10am - 10pm, Sun: 10am - 5pm

Admission free

Website: https://firstsite.uk/event/dav...

Two Person Exhibitions

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Holding Time

Holding Time is a project devised by long-time friends Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach. It was first shown as a two person show at Rogue Studio’s Project Space in Manchester in February 2023. We are pleased to present this new iteration comprising many elements that have been produced with this project in mind, including new work not seen at Rogue.

Holding Time explores their mutual fascination with the materiality of paint and its ability to evoke places and sensations through colour, surface and touch. Focusing on the relationship between ourselves and the environments we inhabit and through which we move, the exhibition aims to show the many shared avenues that their studio practices have taken. Themes such as landscape, geological matter, deep time, the body and birth, are presented as constellations of memory, consciousness and hope.

University of Cambridge, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Private view: 15 June, 3pm - 5pm with artist tour at 4pm

Exhibition dates: 15 June - 18 July 2024

Opening times: Weekdays 9am - 5pm

Admission free

Website: https://arbart.crassh.cam.ac.u...

Group Exhibitions

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Summer Exhibition

Summer Exhibition features new art work from some of the artists who have collaborated with The Old School House over the last decade along with new artists who have never exhibited at the gallery.

Artists: Gordon Dalton, Brita Granstrom, Jennifer Muntz, Carrie Jean Goldsmith, Maxine Sutton, Tom Frost and Lucy May Schofield.

The Old School House, Foxton Road, Alnmouth, Alnwick NE66 3NH

Exhibition dates: 25 May - 1 September 2024

Opening times: Mon-Sat 10-5pm. Sunday til 4pm.

Admission free

Website: https://@theoldschoolgallery.c...

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It Rose and It Fell – Terrace Open 2024

150 painters - 150 paintings

In 2004 Karl Bielik opened the first @terrace_gallery in Hackney. This exhibition celebrates 20 years of the Terrace Gallery that has staged shows in back rooms of pubs, studios and now Patchworks. The show is part of the E17 Art Trail.

The exhibition includes CBP members Karl Bielik, Roland Hicks, Stephen Palmer, Enzo Marra, Mindy Lee and Day Bowman.

Terrace, Patchworks, 258 Church Road, London E10 7JQ

Exhibition dates: 29 May - 23 June 2024

Opening times: Saturday and Sunday, 12 - 4pm

Admission free

Website: https://www.karlbielik.com/ter...

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Stephen Palmer: Darkness closes in, acrylic on paper on panel, 29.7cm x 21cm, 2023

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Brian Cheeswright: The Way We Live Now, oil on canvas, 40cm x 30cm, 2024

What's Going On

This micro exhibition features work by Paul Allender, Brian Cheeswright, Rachel Rhodes and Sean Williams. Their paintings are of groups of figures - the nature of the relationship between these figures and their precise activity isn't clear, leaving it open for the viewer to speculate. It is a distinctly human trait to wonder, to try and make some sense.

'Oh, you know we've got to find a way

To bring some understanding here today'.

Both the title and quotation (Marvin Gaye, of course) refer to the making and reception of individual paintings, yet are also a more general exclamation of discontent at the contemporary human condition. This exhibition is curated by Sean Williams.

Bloc Studios, 198 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 4RE

Exhibition dates: 2 June - 12 July 2024

Opening times: Please contact @swseanwilliams to arrange to view

Admission free

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Can You afford to Pay Attention?

The Heart Lab’s upcoming London exhibition; an exploration of the captivating intersection of Art and Neuroaesthetics. Through a curated selection of artworks and interactive displays they explore how attention shapes our perception and experience of art. This unconventional showcase promises to redefine the narrative of art by integrating neuroaesthetic facts from the laboratory into the artistic experience.

Curator: Mu Qing.

Artists: Cas Campbell, Hou Yuxuan, Amy Hui Li, Emma Jordan, Rosie Mullan, Katie Pratt and Issy Wilson.

Greatorex Street, 10 Greatorex Street, London E1 5NF

Private view: 5 June, 5pm - 9pm

Exhibition dates: 4 - 9 June 2024

Opening times: 1pm - 7pm

Admission free

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Paula MacArthur: All the joy that could be, oil on canvas, 30cm x 30cm, 2023

This Year's Model Part III

The third instalment of the annual Studio 1.1 Members' Show

Artists: Lee Knott, Marianne Shirten, Pauline Hall, Nicola Morrison, Olivia Irvine, Patrick Lears, Ruth Calland, Peter Roseman, Nicky Amin, Sarah Knill-Jones, Sarah Pager, Sharon Swaine, Tracey Downing, Sandra Lane, Vanessa Mitter, Ute Kreyman, Min Angel, Michelle Marcoux, Eugenia Cuellar, Paula MacArthur.

Studio 1.1, 57a Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ

Private view: Thursday 6 June, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition dates: 6 – 30 June 2024

Opening times: Thursdays to Sundays 12 – 5pm

Admission free

Website: http://www.studio1-1.co.uk/thi...

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Ruth Calland: Jeffrey dancing outside (#jeffreymarsh), oil on paper on board, 77cm x 61cm, 2023

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Image credit: Karl Blossfeldt, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

More News About Flowers

A group exhibition featuring the work of Andee Collard, Gwen Evans, Hilary Jack, Sian Macfarlane, Ruth Murray, and Hannah Wooll.

The exhibition title comes from conversations with Andee Collard about ‘News About Flowers,’ a comment essay by Walter Benjamin. More News About Flowers unpacks the theories from the seminal text; ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility, and Other Writings on Media’ (1936) ideas like Mimesis, the Aura and Distance, and the Uncanny are explored through the each of the artist’s depiction of flowers, some works are symbolic, nostalgic, languorous and others are about; site and place, feminist struggle, alienation and nature.

Paradise Works, 1st floor (via steps), East Philip Street, Salford M3 7LE

Private view: 7 June, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition dates: 7 June - 6 July 2024

Admission free

Website: https://www.paradise-works.com...

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Susie Hamilton: Shoppers

Drawing Biennial 2024

Group show of contemporary drawings by invited artists and online auction to support the gallery. Includes CBP artist Susie Hamilton.

Drawing Room, New Tannery Way, London SE1 5WS

Exhibition dates: 3 May - 3 July 2024
Admission free

Website: https://drawingroom.org.uk/wha...

International Exhibitions

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At the heart of the exhibition lies the concept of “landscape” as a multifaceted construct, embodying social, cultural, and environmental narratives. “Landscape” serves as a canvas upon which personal, political, and societal attitudes are etched and reflected.

Artists: Chris Akordalitis, Panayiotis Andreou, Serena Caulfield, Benjamin Deakin, Marina Genadieva, Andreas Kallis, Kyriakos Kallis, Nicolas Kyrillou, Panayiotis Michael, Demetris Neocleous , Vicky Pericleous , Nicos Philippou & Marilena Zackheos, Amy Stephens, Korallia Stergides, Amikam Toren, Vassia A. Vanezi, Shaheer Zazai and Vasilis Zografos.

66B Makarios Avenue Cronos Court 1077 Nicosia Cyprus 1077

Exhibition dates: 29 May - 30 June 2024

Opening times: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4pm - 7pm or by appointment

Admission free

Website: http://www.artseeneditions.com...

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Susie Hamilton: Blind


Group show curated by David Leapman and Richard Davey, includes Susie Hamilton.

Durden and Ray Gallery, 1206 Maple Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Private view: 8 June, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition dates: 8 June - 6 July 2024

Admission free


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Deb Covell, Acrylic paint skins coated lacquer, 2023 and Sally Taylor, Head and Shapes 8, Graphite and collage on cardboard, 2023

'PLAY' - a Residency at Vessel, York St John University

Deb Covell and Sally Taylor will be undertaking a two week residency in Vessel - an exhibition / project space in the Fine Art department at York St John University. The artists will be using Richard Serra's 'Verb List ' from 1967 as a starting point for activity / discussion. They will both make work in the space throughout the duration of the Residency and this will be the next planning stage (and a continuation of conversations that have taken place over recent years) for a two person show.

Vessel, Phoenix Building, York St John University, York YO31 7EX

Residency dates: 10 June - 21 June 2024

Website: https://www.instagram.com/vess...

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We have a limited number of catalogues available at half price!

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