John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2016 Exhibition from 9 July - 27 November 2016 Walker Art Gallery Free entry
Open to all painters in the UK, works are selected anonymously by an independent jury. The Prize continues to honour the principles of open submission and democratic selection.
The overall winner will receive £25,000 and four further prizes of £2,500 will be awarded. The jurors are: Richard Davey, Gillian Carnegie, Ansel Krut, Phoebe Unwin and Ding Yi. The winner of the Visitors' Choice award, voted for by the public during the 2016 exhibition, will receive a prize of £2,016.
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.
2014 - 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
(above) 'PV Windows and Floorboards' by Rose Wylie - First prize winner 2014.