Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Selected Artists: John Moore Painting Prize 2018

  • 2,700 paintings were entered for the John Moore Painting Prize 2018 
  • 258 paintings were anonymously shortlisted for stage 2 judging
  • 60 artists have had their work selected for exhibition - for the 60th year of this competition.
The selected paintings and their artists are listed below. The names of the five prizewinning artists will be announced on Thursday 12 July. You'll be able to see all the paintings at The John Moores Painting Prize Exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery from 14 July to 18 November 2018.  This exhibition is also a key part of the Liverpool Biennial which happens this summer.

Motif for this year's competition designed by Sir Peter Blake
60 Paintings by 60 Artists in the 60th Year of this competition

The competition culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years, and 2018 will mark the art prize’s 60th anniversary and its 30th exhibition, having championed contemporary British painting for over two decades longer than any other art prize of its scale.

At the end of this post is a video made to celebrate 60 years of the John Moore's Painting Prize and its 30th exhibition

For those who want to know more about sort of paintings are eligible for the prize please read my blog post about the £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize 2018 - Call for Entries

The jurors were
  • Lubaina Himid MBE - Born in Zanzibar, Tanzania, 1954. Lives in Preston, UK. An artist and professor of Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. She won the 2017 Turner Prize.
  • Marvin Gaye Chetwynd - Born in London, 1973. Lives in Glasgow, UK. An artist whose practice intertwines performance, sculpture, painting, installation and video. 
  • Jenni Lomax - Born in Manchester. Lives in London. An independent curator who was Director of Camden Arts Centre, London, from 1990 to September 2017
  • Bruce McLean - Born in Glasgow, 1944. Lives in London. A sculptor who has used a variety of mediums, including photography, impersonation, video and drawing over the last 50 years.
  • Liu Xiaodong - Born in Liaoning Province, China, 1963. Lives in Beijing, China. Currently professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. 

John Moore Painting Prize 2018 - Selected Artists

The artists seem to be a shy bunch - I can't find ANY of the shortlisted works online except for one

  • Miraj Ahmed 'Smile'
  • Liz Bailey  'No Ball Games'
  • Richard Baker 'Cupboard 2'
  • Marta Bakst 'I Still See You on the Horizon'
  • Andy Barker 'Nowhere to Go'
  • James Bingham,  'Shere'
  • Frances Aviva Blane, 'Mother'
  • Jo Bruton, 'Tassel Talk'
  • Carla Busuttil, 'Trophy for a Dull Man'
  • Gareth Cadwallader, 'Milk'
  • Jake Clark, 'Circus'
  • Pete Clarke, 'doubt and distance…of lost content'
  • Billy Crosby, 'Quilt'
  • Lara Davies, 'Me Reading ‘Philip Guston Retrospective’ in the Studio'
  • Tom Down, 'hollow'
  • Liz Elton, 'One Hundred Harvests'
  • Alan Fears, 'My Favourite Chair'
  • Emma Fineman, 'Questions of Silence'
  • CharlieFranklin,  'Flatland'
  • Clare Gasson, 'Note-taking September 2016'
  • Jahan Gerrard,  'Aerial'
  • Alex Hain, '#consumer'
  • Jacqui Hallum,  'King and Queen of Wands'
  • Delphine Hogarth,  'French Summer'
  • Leo Holloway,  'Untitled'
  • Ian Homerston, 'Untitled'
  • Tom Howse,  'The Thunderous Silence of Your Presence'
  • Seungjo Jeong, 'Interface L3'
  • Ben Johnson, 'The Space Between Revisited'
  • Nicholas WilliamJohnson,  'The Intolerable Strangeness of Vegetable Consciousness (Sunspilt II)'
  • John Kiki,  'Bud Girl'
  • Matthew Krishanu, 'Mission School'
  • Nicholas Kulkarni, 'Misdirection'

  • Laura Lancaster, 'Untitled'
  • Gary Lawrence, 'Kos Town Paradise Hotel Front Terrace'
  • David Lock, 'El Muniria'
  • Kathryn Maple, 'Alone in the Desert'
  • Graham Martin, 'Red Road'
  • Tomoya Matsuzaki, 'Untitled (Willow)'
  • Peter Matthews, 'Suspended Aura'

  • Cara Nahaul, 'Inches of Dust'
  • SinΓ©ad NΓ­ Mhaonaigh, 'Monument'
  • Laurence Noga, 'Deep Blue Filtered Silver'
  • Olivia Norris, 'Loose sugar, fade to black, bread makes you fat'
  • Joseph O’Rourke, 'GIANTS'
  • Mark Osborne, 'Untitled Pink'
  • Damilola Oshilaja, 'Landscape Redux; No-nVOID/26: IDARIKA, The Land & The Sky'
  • Shanti Panchal, 'The Divide, Beyond Reasoning'
  • Alistair Payne, '(D)welling'
  • Steve Payne, 'Unnamable'
  • David Pearce,  'Greenhouse'
  • Gracjana Rejmer-Canovas, 'Electric Landscape'
  • Joanne Robertson, 'Raining on Shoebox Cove'
  • Lucy Soni, 'Untitled Bunting'
  • Emma Talbot, 'Intense and Remote Connectivity'
  • Bill Stewart, 'TreeAirplaneTrap'
  • Clare Thatcher, 'Feature of Landscape'
  • Virginia Verran, 'Black Star'
  • Joanna Whittle, 'Rain Tent'
  • Morgan Wills, 'Leadlight Silhouette'

60 Years of the John Moores Painting Prize

The Walker Art Gallery currently has an exhibition of John Moores prizewinners - Celebrating 60 years of the John Moores Painting Prize

Below is a video about those paintings

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