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Video interviews with John Moores judges

27 April 2010 by Lisa

Two men and one woman - judging the John Moores 2010 entries

Artists Ged Quinn, Alison Watt and Gary Hume during stage 1

At last! Our first look behind the scenes of the John Moores 2010 is now online.

Watch the video here…

You will see judges Gary Hume, Ged Quinn and Alison Watt talking about the competition so far and footage from inside the judging room itself, with snatches of their discussions!

Fellow judges Goshka Macuga and Sir Norman Rosenthal were absent due to the ban on flights at the time because of the volcanic ash problems. Their choices were included as Reyahn King, Head of Art Galleries at National Museums Liverpool, read out their preferences during the judging process. Read more…

Behind the scenes of John Moores 2010

19 April 2010 by Lisa

Photo of Gary Hume in a white studio

Gary Hume, one of the judges for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010. Photo: Georgie Hopton

Excitement is mounting as we’re now starting the first stage of judging for the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize 2010! With a first prize of £25,000 and four further prizes of £2500 on the table, there is certainly plenty to get excited about. We’ve already seen some entries featuring canvasses smeared in beeswax and one daubed with coffee, so we know there will be plenty of variety and innovation for the judges to get their teeth into. 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…

What is beauty to a John Moores judge?

18 November 2009 by Laura

JM2010 logo

The John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize now open to entries.


Any artists considering entering the John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize would do well to get inside the head of a previous judge. Matthew Collings, who hosted What is Beauty? last Saturday evening, was on the panel for John Moores 22 in 2002 when the artist Peter Davies won.

 

In the programme Collings lists his top 10 favourite “beauty experiences” in art. From an amazing bridge designed by Sir Norman Foster to pre-historic cave art, his perception of beauty is really interesting and varied. Definitely worth a watch on iplayer. Read more…

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