JOHN MOORES PAINTING PRIZE FREE EVENTS


Artist talks and workshops for ages 0 upwards!

Discover what it takes to become a John Moores prizewinner when the exhibition’s free public events programme launches on 12 August, with weekly talks from the five shortlisted artists: (in alphabetical order) Rae Hicks, Juliette Losq, Mandy Payne, Alessandro Raho and Rose Wylie.

The packed programme runs until November and features artists talks, gallery tours, discussions, family activities and even an opportunity for our youngest art lovers to get messy in a painting workshop for the under-threes!

Senior Education Manager, Kate Johnson said: “The free events programme is must for anyone with an interest in contemporary art. Every Tuesday there is an event at 1pm and we also have a number of events at the weekend. Whether you are curious about an artist’s methods, want to know more about the UK’s biggest painting prize or just keen to keep little hands busy during the summer holidays we have something for you!”

Events programme: www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/jmevents

12 August 1pm

Shortlisted artist Rae Hicks talks about his painting Sometimes I Forget That You’re Gone.

19 August 1pm

Shortlisted artist Rose Wylie talks about her painting PV Windows and Floorboards.

26 August 1pm

Shortlisted artist Juliette Losq talks about her painting Vinculum.

2 September 1pm

Shortlisted artist Alessandro Raho talks about his painting Jessica.

9 September 1pm

Shortlisted artist Mandy Payne talks about her painting Brutal.

16 September 1pm

Exhibiting artist David Dawson talks about his painting 18 45 April 7th 2011 and his career as Lucian Freud’s assistant.

23 September 1pm

Find out more about the exhibition, the selection process and what goes on behind the scenes with the John Moores Project Team.

30 September 1pm

Exhibiting artist Lexi Strauss talks about her painting Tupperware Party (from The Twelve Apostles as Babies series).

7 October 1pm

Exhibiting artist Frank Pudney talks about his painting People 69104.

14 October 1pm

Art historian Julie Robson leads an informal discussion about a selection of works from this year’s exhibition.

21 October 1pm

Find out more about the exhibition, the selection process and what goes on behind the scenes with the John Moores Project Team.

28 October 1pm

Exhibiting artist Robert Fawcett talks about his painting Frank as Androcles.

4 November 1pm

Art historian Julie Robson leads an informal discussion about a selection of works from this year’s exhibition.

25 November 1pm

Exhibiting artist Susie Hamilton talks about her painting Freezer.

Walker Weekenders

Join us for an exhibition tour, artist talk or gallery discussion, as we explore the history of the Prize and its role in contemporary art.

10, 24 August 1pm

Find out more about the exhibition, the selection process and what goes on behind the scenes with the John Moores Project Team.

30 August 1pm

Exhibiting artist Jo Berry talks about her painting Untitled 2013.

7, 20 September 1pm

Find out more about the exhibition, the selection process and what goes on behind the scenes with the John Moores Project Team.

27 September 1pm

Art historian Julie Robson leads an informal discussion about a selection of works from this year’s exhibition.

22 November 1pm

Exhibiting artist Rueben Murray talks about his painting Sister, Is that You?

Family programme

Everyone’s an artist!

26, 27, 28 August 1-4pm

Colourful activities for all the family inspired by our John Moores Painting Prize 2014 exhibition. Get hands on and try using different techniques to create your own masterpieces.

Pitter patter painters

8, 12 September 10am, 11.30am, 1.30pm

Bring along your babies and toddlers for this fun, messy workshop exploring paint. Suitable for very young children aged 3 and under. We recommend old clothes for all participants (adults and children) as it will be messy!

Places are limited and pre-booking is essential. Call 0151 478 4166 or email emma.gilluley@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

The John Moores, the UK’s biggest painting prize, runs at the Walker Art Gallery until 30 November, as part of the Liverpool Biennial. The exhibition is free entry.

50 artists, selected from more than 2,500 entrants, are exhibiting and represent a cross section of contemporary British painting. Established names appear alongside recent graduates as the anonymous nature of the prize allows only the very best to get through to the final exhibition stage.

The first prize, sponsored by David M Robinson, will be announced on 19 September 2014.

The 2014 judges are Tim Marlow, Director of Artistic Programmes at the Royal Academy and artists Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Zeng Fanzhi, Chantal Joffe and Tom Benson.

Dubbed the 'Oscars of the painting world', the Prize, organised in partnership with the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust, has garnered a reputation for keeping its finger on the pulse of contemporary painting for almost 60 years. Past winners include David Hockney (1967), Mary Martin (1969), Peter Doig (1993) and most recently, Sarah Pickstone (2012).

The John Moores Painting Prize is part of National Museums Liverpool's Modern Masters series, part funded by the European Union - the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

It is also supported by our exhibition partner Weightmans and sponsor Investec.

www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/johnmoores

Twitter: @johnmoores2014

Facebook: www.facebook.com/johnmoorespaintingprize

Other Liverpool Biennial displays at National Museums Liverpool:

The Walker Art Gallery is also host to Aztecs in Liverpool, a new two-screen video installation featuring still and moving images by Michael Nyman, from 5 July until 26 October 2014.

At World Museum Bloomberg New Contemporaries, runs from 20 September until 26 October 2014. The leading UK organisation for supporting emergent art practice from British art schools, this year’s exhibition was selected by Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Enrico David and Goshka Macuga. www.newcontemporaries.org.ukTwitter@newcontemps

Notes to editors

ERDF in the Northwest

ERDF is making a real difference to people and businesses in the North West. The current programme, which is worth €755 million, is enhancing the competitiveness of the region’s economy by supporting growth in enterprise and employment.

ERDF in the North West is managed by the Department for Communities and Local Government – for further information visit https://www.gov.uk/erdf-programmes-progress-and-achievements

Liverpool Biennial 2014: The UK Biennial of Contemporary Art

Saturday 5 July – Sunday 26 October

International art that unfolds across Liverpool’s spaces, places and galleries.

The 8th Liverpool Biennial exhibition explores art in everyday life and is curated by Mai Abu ElDahab and Anthony Huberman. It takes place across the city at venues including public spaces and galleries such as the Bluecoat, FACT and Tate Liverpool. Also featured in Liverpool Biennial 2014 are the John Moores Painting Prize, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, and shows at Open Eye Gallery and LJMU’s Exhibition Research Centre. In addition, there will be work by artists and curators in solo and group exhibitions and performances throughout the city.

About National Museums Liverpool

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues. Our collections are among the most important and varied in Europe and contain everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic.                                                          

We attract more than 2.7 million visitors every year. Our venues are the International Slavery Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Museum of Liverpool, Sudley House, Border Force National Museum (Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered), Walker Art Gallery and World Museum. 

One of the finest art galleries in Europe, the Walker Art Gallery is home to renaissance masterpieces, Tudor portraits and one of the best collections of Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art in the country. An outstanding display of contemporary art includes work by David Hockney, Lucian Freud and Bridget Riley.

Walker Art Gallery William Brown Street, Liverpool     Admission FREE
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About Us

National Museums Liverpool comprises eight venues. Our collections are among the most important and varied in Europe and contain everything from Impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic. We attract more than three million visitors every year. Our venues are the Museum of Liverpool, World Museum, the Walker Art Gallery, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, UK Border Agency National Museum, Sudley House and the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

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