The John Moores Painting Prize 2020 Exhibition: 11 September 2020 - 14 February 2021 Venue: Walker Art Gallery
The John Moores exhibition showcases the best new paintings produced in the UK today and attracts a broad spectrum of artists. No preference is given to levels of experience or particular practices of painting. The work is selected anonymously from an open submission by the jury, who also award the main prizes.
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First held in 1957, it is the UK's best-known competition for painters and is named after Sir John Moores (1896-1993), the founder of the competition. The exhibition is held every 2 years at the Walker Art Gallery in partnership with the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust.
(above) Alexei Sayle returns to Liverpool to follow the progress of the 2014 John Moores Painting Prize. He visits some of the shortlisted artists in their studios and talks to Sir Peter Blake, Jake Chapman and Peter Doig about the importance of the award and goes behind the scenes at this year's award ceremony. Part 2 here