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BBC1 to air “The Big Painting Challenge”

BBC1 will air the new competition program, The Big Painting Challenge. The hour-long show follows 10 amateur artists who will have to produce two pieces of work in a different discipline including portrait, landscape, ...
January 16, 2017

BBC1 will air the new competition program, The Big Painting Challenge.

The hour-long show follows 10 amateur artists who will have to produce two pieces of work in a different discipline including portrait, landscape, still life and movement. The contestants will have the opportunity to visit locations such as the National Portrait Gallery, ZSL Whipsnade Zoo and Queen’s House in Greenwich to find inspiration for their paintings.

Mentors Diana Ali and Pascal Anson will guide the contenders – who come from diverse artistic backgrounds – through the different challenges.

Presenters Mariella Frostup and Reverend Richard Coles will follow the contestants’ individual approaches as they take on these challenges to become the winner of The Big Painting Challenge 2017.

At the end of each episode, the contestants’ paintings will be showcased to invited members of the local public. Judges Dr. David Dibosa, Lachlan Goudie and Daphne Todd OBE will then critique the contestants’ work and decide who will be eliminated.

The series is produced by Rebecca Hevingham, Emma Peach and Lyndon Tovey, with executive producer Claire Nosworthy and director Emma Reynolds all for BBC Studios.

The Big Painting Challenge (6×60) will air on Feb. 22 at 6:00 p.m. on BBC1.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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