John Moores Prizewinners

From 16 December 2017

This is a special display celebrating 60 years of the John Moores Painting Prize, featuring prizewinning paintings from 1957 onwards. With paintings by artists including Jack Smith, Mary Martin, Peter Doig, Andrzej Jackowski, John Hoyland, Sarah Pickstone, Rose Wylie and Michael Simpson, you’ll get the chance to look through some exciting key moments in British art. The winning works reflect major trends over the last six decades, including ‘Kitchen Sink’ realism, abstraction, pop art and figuration.

All of the artworks on show are from the Walker Art Gallery’s collection. They are a legacy of the John Moores Painting Prize exhibitions, which have been held at the gallery almost every two years since 1957. As one of Britain’s first contemporary art prizes, the John Moores Painting Prize has always encouraged progressive artists and continues to embrace the best and most vital artwork being produced throughout the country. Open to artists working in the UK, the paintings and the prize winners are selected by a different jury each year.


Further information:
  • Location  Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL
  • How to get there By train: Liverpool Lime Street – Wirral and national services, Moorfields station – Northern line services (Southport – Hunts Cross), Liverpool Central – Wirral and Northern line services; By car: the Walker is in the city centre, close to the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel and Lime Street Station – follow the directions to Liverpool Lime St station where there is a car park just opposite the Walker Art Gallery in William Brown Street; By bus: nearest bus stations are Queens Square bus station and Liverpool One bus station
  • Opening hours 10 am – 5 pm daily, e except on 24, 25, 26 and 31 December and 1 January, when they are closed all day.
  • This is a free exhibition
  • Further information 0151 478 4199