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Little Painting Challenge at the Whitworth

The Big Painting Challenge has been bringing art to primetime BBC One on Sunday evenings. The programme followed ten artists as they competed to be crowned Britain’s best amateur painter. Over six weeks, they competed in a series of art challenges and faced critiques of their work from the expert judges until in the final week, winner Paul Bell was chosen.

This is a past exhibition which ran from Friday 1 May 2015 to 22 May 2015.

To complement the series, BBC Learning launched The Little Painting Challenge, a UK-wide competition to encourage anyone and everyone to have a go. Participants were invited to simply create an artwork on a postcard – and thousands of people took up the challenge. 

The competition closed 2 April 2015. The Whitworth will be installing a showcase of the best entries including the winners, in an installation in its newly refurbished Grand Hall.