Beep International Painting Prize 2020

Event Details




Beep International Painting Prize 2020

Venues: elysium gallery 210 High St & 211 High Street SA1 1PE

Opens Saturday 3rd October from Midday

Continues until 7th November

We will be open: Wednesday – Saturday, midday to 7pm

Visitors to see the Beep Painting Prize exhibition WILL HAVE TO BOOK a FREE time slot. Due to COVID -19 we have a limited capacity to ensure public and staff safety.

Doors to the exhibition at elysium will open on the hour every hour for ten minutes between Midday and 6pm. You will have an hour to see the show at elysium gallery and next door at 211 High Street. If you want to book another slot straight after so you can spend longer with the exhibition then you may do so, just as long as spaces are free.

Click here to book a time slot 

For people who are anxious regarding being around groups of people due to COVID-19 you can book an appointment on a Tuesday to see the exhibition. Email to do this.

Launched in 2012, Beep (Bi-Ennial Exhibition of Painting) is a contemporary painting prize bringing together artists from all over the world. Taking place every 2 years, Beep supports imaginative and vibrant practice in contemporary painting.

This year, Beep returns with an expanded programme of satellite painting led exhibitions and symposiums around the main prize show in partnership with Swansea & Cardiff galleries.

The selectors this year for the main prize show are celebrated artists Steph Goodger & Enzo Marra who picked 107 painters. The main winner will receive £1000 and a solo exhibition with elysium gallery in 2020.

This year there are TWO Welsh artists awards, with £200 sponsored by the Friends of the Glynn Vivian and the André Stitt Award in association with TEN gallery, Cardiff. This is an award of £1000 to support the practice of a Welsh or Wales-based painter, Prize money was raised through sales of preparatory studies, painted by Stitt during the 2020 pandemic lockdown, with the sale price dedicated as an award to a recipient selected by Stitt and TEN gallery director, Cat Gardiner. There is also a people’s prize of £200 selected by the visitors to the show.

Artists: Susan Absolon | Edwin Aitken | Sinead Aldridge | Jonathan Alibone | Iain Andrews | Keith Ashcroft | Kay Bainbridge | Alice Banfield | Tom Banks | Agnieszka Katz Barlow | Pip Barrett | Helena Benz | Jo Berry | Karl Bielik | Fiona Birnie & Kevin Broughton | Yvette Blackwood | Dominic Blower | Ciaran Bowen | Patrick Brandon | Valerie Brennan | Jeannie Brown | Kena Brown | Christy Burdock | Trevor Burgess |Ethan Caflisch | Max Cahn | Lisa Carter – Grist | Louisa Chambers | Brian Cheesewright | John Wyatt Clark | Tom Climent | Lara Cobden |Natasha Conway | Julie D Cooper | Michael Coppelov | Gordon Dalton | Angelina Davis | Gwenan Davies | Lucy Donald | Amanda Doran | Sam Douglas | Tom Down | Tamara Dubnyckyi | Andrew Ekins | Liz Elton | Elinor Evans | Rosalind Faram | Helen Finney | Sally Gatie | Amy Goldring | Tess Gray | Gareth Griffith | Penny Hallas | David Hancock | Jeb Haward | Benjamin Heiken | Dan Hollings | Lucy Howson | Laura Hudson | Graham Jones | Marion Jones | Isaac Jordan | Gareth Kemp |Arron Kuiper | Brendan Lancaster | Rachel Lancaster |Elizabeth Langley | Thais Lenkiewicz | Daleet Leon | Graham Lister | Geoff Litherland | Cathy Lomax | Juliette Losq | Paula MacArthur | Ranald MacDonald | Gavin Maughfling | Eilish McCann |Rachel McDonnell | Sharon McPhee | Tim Millen | Steve Moberly | Susan Montgomery | Kate Murphy | Ruth Murray | Daniella Norton | Beatrice O’Connell | Tom Palin | Alison Pilkington | Olha Pryymak | Freya Purdue | James Quin | Jason Rouse |Nicole Schaefer | Luke Skiffington | Andre Stitt | Uzma Sultan | Christopher Tansey | Clare Thatcher | Katie Trick | Joshua Uvieghara | April Virgoe | Kate Walters | Henry Ward | Grant Watson | Emrys Williams | Fionn Wilson

Image: Tom Millen ‘Conference’ 2020


For access on a Tuesday please email Jonathan Powell at or ring 07980925449 and arrange an appointment.

*This year due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions there will not be a specific preview evening and instead we will just open our doors to the exhibition on the day. We will be limiting the number of people permitted into the Gallery at any one time and introducing a number of other measures to keep our visitors and staff safe. We will be staying open until late in the evening and there will be other exhibitions opening in and around Swansea on Sat 3rd October. So please be patient and everyone will get to see the shows.