Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016 - Finalist

The War Room - John Brennan, 2015, oil on canvas, 90 x 130 x 4 cm

I'm excited to discover that I'm one of fifteen finalists in the Contemporary British Painting Prize 2016 with The War Room.

I'm in good company, the quality of the other artists, the selectors and the judges for this prize is impressive. Congratulations to everyone and many thanks of course to the panellists.

“Painters! I know you feel the pride, romance and difficulty of that self-description. The great painting – elusive, impossible record of human touch – remains the dream and summit of the visual arts today just as it has always done. Extravagant? Maybe, but I mean it.”

Christopher Le Brun, President, Royal Academy

“Although only in its first year, the Contemporary British Painting prize has drawn 631 entries of outstanding quality from both emerging and well-known artists and has set a benchmark for the nation.”

Anna McNay, Art writer, London

There are two finalists exhibitions:

  • The Riverside Gallery, Richmond Museum, London 10 September – 22 October 2016
  • Huddersfield Art Gallery 5 November – 28 January 2017

The finalists:

Louis Appleby | David Auborn | Aglaé Bassens | Karl Bielik | Katrina Blannin | John Brennan | Lindsey Bull | Nick Carrick | Dan Coombs | Gordon Dalton | Marielle Hehir | Cathy Lomax | Kate Lyddon | Mandy Payne | Paul Smith

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