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Wolfgang Tillmans

9 September 2010 by Laura

Artist in gallery

Wolfgang Tillmans with ‘Freischwimmer 151′ © Mark Sumner

Last week the Walker Art Gallery was buzzing with the excitement of having a Turner Prize winner in its midst! Wolfgang Tillmans was at the gallery for three days working on the installation of 12 photographic works, dotted around the gallery among the permanent collection. Some of the works are vast, like ‘Freischwimmer 151′ in the picture above while some of them a smaller and more discreet so you’ll have to work harder to spot them amongst the treasures of the Walker.  Read more…

A Shaman arrives at the Walker…

30 July 2010 by Lisa

Man dressed in a deer skin, shouting in front of an audience

Journey to the Lower World, Coot 2004, by Marcus Coates. Photography by Nick David. Courtesy of Kate MacGarry and Workplace Gallery.

A film artwork by the influential contemporary artist Marcus Coates, will be on display for the first time in Liverpool at the Walker Art Gallery from 1 August 2010 to early 2011. Both funny and touching, this work is well worth checking out if you are in the city for the Liverpool Biennial (17 September to 28 November 2010).

‘Journey to the Lower World’, a major piece of work by Coates, was bought by the gallery with the help of the Contemporary Art Society’s Acquisitions Scheme. The film is an exciting addition to the gallery’s internationally renowned collection. The work arose from ‘Further Up in the Air’, a residency programme for artists in Liverpool’s Sheil Park estate in 2003. Read more…

Paintings in the flesh – John Moores 2010 judging continues…

7 June 2010 by Lisa

Large white cube in a warehouse

The place where the paintings will be judged.

This week sees the start of stage 2 of the judging for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010!

As promised in my previous post, I will be taking you behind the scenes by bringing you an online video of all the judging action later this week.

The JM2010 jury - Gary Hume, Alison Watt, Sir Norman Rosenthal, Ged Quinn and Goshka Macuga – will be arriving in Liverpool in the next day or so and will begin judging the paintings that have got through to stage 2. Read more…

Last few weeks to enter JM2010!

8 January 2010 by Lisa

John Moores Project Manager Angela Samata looks after everything to do with the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize – here she is to tell us about how things have been going with JM2010 so far…


John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize - JM2010

So, today is the day that the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010 took the leap into the previously unknown world of Twitter – and what a response!  

The John Moores mailbox was full of entries and emails saying that other twitterers, if that’s the right term, had started following us when I arrived at the snowy and very chilly Walker Art Gallery this morning. 

The John Moores 2010 is also the first time that artists can enter online – another great success - with over 90% of entrants using this method to register for the prize and the chance to walk away with the £25,000 prize money. Read more…

Here come the trees!

22 August 2008 by Lisa

This week saw the unveiling of the mysterious ‘Arbores Laetae’ or ’Joyful Trees’ which started spinning near the Cains Brewery in Liverpool, to herald the run up to this year’s Liverpool Biennial.  It all kicks off on 20 September, with the announcement of the winner of the John Moores 25 Contemporary Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery.

The creation of artists Diller Scofidio + Renfro, these spinning trees are certainly a bit spooky, but also not great if a dog decides to spend a penny nearby I think. Here is a video so you can check it out for yourself: Read more…

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