A major exhibition of contemporary paintings, selected through open competition and one of the most illustrious events in the British art world. The exhibition, which was founded by the late Sir John Moores and continues to be supported by the Moores family, has a track record for spotting rising talent. The exhibition also forms a major part in the Liverpool Biennial, the only biennial of contemporary art in the UK.
For the first time in the competition's history, the announcement of the winner will be broadcast live on the internet.
This judging panel for 2010 is made up of artists Gary Hume, Alison Watt, Ged Quinn, Goshka Macuga and curator / critic Sir Norman Rosenthal. The John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize attracts a broad spectrum of artists and no preference is given to levels of experience or particular practices of painting. The works are selected anonymously. The competition has a reputation for identifying talented new painters on their way to finding fame and artistic acclaim. Former winners have included David Hockney, Richard Hamilton and Peter Doig
In partnership with the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust.