Paint Club

Paint club is born out of the belief that it is important to talk about painting. Not in terms of art history, but from the perspective of a practitioner. Each month there will be an opportunity to discuss issues around painting, exchange ideas and share practice experience. Each month we will look at paintings brought in by some of the participants to find common interests in painting.

When: We meet every first Wednesday/month at 4 PM.

Where: Wolverhampton School of Art, MK712

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Frank Auerbach

Tate Britain: Exhibition

Frank Auerbach is a British artist who has made some of the most vibrant, alive and inventive paintings of recent times. Often compared to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud in terms of the revolutionary and powerful nature of his work, his depictions of people and the urban landscapes near his London studio show him to be one of the greatest painters alive today.

Tate Britain’s exhibition, featuring paintings and drawings from the 1950s to the present day, offers fascinating new insights into his work the artist suggesting the selection of the first six galleries. The depth, texture and sense of space in a painting by Auerbach makes standing in front of one a unique and unforgettable experience.



Painting With My Back to the World

Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium
Wednesday 10 June 2015, 18.30 – 20.00



Loa 2007 by Albert Oehlen born 1954


Painting after technology: Hal Foster and Mark Godfrey in conversation

Tate Modern

Monday 8 June 2015, 18.30 – 20.00

£9, concessions available

Level 2 East: Room 7



Beware Wet Paint

24 Sep 2014 – 16 Nov 2014

Korakrit Arunanondchai web

Upper Gallery 

Korakrit ArunanondchaiIsabelle CornaroJeff ElrodNikolas GambaroffParker ItoDavid OstrowskiPamela RosenkranzNed VenaChristopher Wool

A collaboration between the ICA and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Beware Wet Paint is a group show of individual paintings by artists for whom painting forms a single strand within a multidisciplinary practice.

The exhibition features Korakrit Arunanondchai, Isabelle Cornaro, Jeff Elrod, Nikolas Gambaroff, Parker Ito, David Ostrowski, Pamela Rosenkranz, Ned Vena and Christopher Wool – the latter seen here as a precursor to a more recent generation of artists.

The exhibition title comes from Richard Hamilton’s recollection of Marcel Duchamp saying the words slowly with additional emphasis on the word ‘beware’, underlining the disruptive potential of what might otherwise be considered a traditional art form. The title also alludes to the notion of painting having been placed in the hands of those who might be said to be ‘practicing without a license’, a term once applied by Richard Prince to his own re-photography and more recently proposed by Christopher Wool at a recent Guggenheim talk in relation to painting.

As critic and curator Jan Verwoert asks, ‘Why Are Conceptual Artists Painting Again?’. The retort being, ‘Because They Think It’s a Good Idea’. Later in the year, an adaptation to Beware Wet Paint travels to La Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (29 October 2014 – 1 February 2015).


Study Trip The Hepworth Wakefield

16 Jan 2014

On 16 January 2014, Dana Schutz discussed her first UK solo exhibition at The Hepworth Wakefield and the state of contemporary painting with Turner Prize-nominated artist Dexter Dalwood

The anticipated first UK solo exhibition for Dana Schutz, one of the most significant young contemporary artists in America, opened at The Hepworth Wakefield in autumn 2013.  A significant proportion of new paintings and drawings featured in the display of approximately 20 canvases that built on her highly personal and memorable painterly explorations.


Once again the Walker Art Gallery brings a fascinating array of approaches to one of art’s most traditional mediums when the John Moores Painting Prize opens as part of the  Liverpool Biennial .

The mix of paintings is eclectic, with landscapes, portraits, abstract and sculptural works united only by their manipulation of paint. UK-based artists who work with paint were able to submit work to be considered for the prize. 50 artists have been selected from more than 2,500 entrants.

We are also honoured to display the dynamic prizewinners from the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize China, which was held for the third time in Shanghai.