The John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s longest-established painting prize, founded in 1957. The competition is entered and judged anonymously and open to all UK-based painters.
The five shortlisted paintings this year are: Quilt by Billy Crosby; King and Queen of Wands by Jacqui Hallum; The Thunderous Silence of Your Presence by Tom Howse; GIANTS by Joseph O’Rourke and The Divide, Beyond Reasoning by Shanti Panchal. The paintings were judged by a panel of jurors including the artists Monster Chetwynd, Lubaina Himid, Bruce McLean and Liu Xiaodong. Past winners include David Hockney, Peter Doig, and Rose Wylie. This year will mark the biennial art prize’s 60th anniversary and its 30th exhibition. Find out more about the John Moores Painting Prize from the Walker Art Gallery’s website.
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