Posts tagged with 'John Moores'
7 August 2014 by Jen
One of the highlights of the Liverpool Biennial is always the announcement of the winner of the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize competition.
Here at the Maritime Museum though we’ve been focusing on the man who founded the Painting Prize. Sir John Moores was a local businessman and founder of the Littlewoods Pools; by the mid 1930s he had made his fortune and could easily afford one of the great luxuries of the age, seeing the world on the magnificent passenger liners. Read more…
3 January 2013 by Karen
As January is synonymous with sales and spring cleaning we thought we’d kill two birds with one stone and have a bit of a clear out in our book warehouse. So if you fancy bagging yourself a bargain then check out the offers on our online shop.
It’s an eclectic selection and there are some great books, my personal favourites being ‘When Time Began to Rant and Rage…’ which is a fab book of Irish figurative work and totally worth a fiver, Age of Jazz: British Arts Deco Ceramics as I’m a sucker for a deco teaset, and British Watercolours and Drawings from the Lady Lever’s collection.
If you’ve still not got a John Moores catalogue then now is the time to buy one as they’re reduced to £7.50. And if you buy it from the Walker shop you get the John Moores China version for free. Read more…
21 December 2012 by Karen
Galleries are fab places during the Christmas holidays. They’re quiet, uplifting, not the television, and you leave feeling slightly virtuous before returning to the orgy of chocolate and booze that has been your diet for most of December. And in the case of our venues, they’re totally free.
If you wander to the Walker this festive season to catch the John Moores Painting Prize before it closes on 6 January, you’ll no doubt see the rather large and rather excellent prize winners from the John Moores China exhibition. These are just five of the 63 pieces from the Shanghai exhibition, all of which are featured in the Chinese exhibition catalogue. In the spirit of festive generosity we’re giving away this Chinese catalogue for free to anyone who buys a copy of our own John Moores exhibition catalogue. Read more…
20 December 2012 by Karen
Just a reminder that time is short if you would like to win a copy of the John Moores Painting Prize 2012 catalogue. But these are not just any copies of the catalogue – they’re signed by our esteemed patron, Sir Peter Blake.To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is join our e-newsletter list. No mess, no fuss.
And if you’re thinking a catalogue would make a fine Christmas present, you’d be right. They can be purchased from our online shop (you’re cutting it fine though – last UK posting for Christmas is today!) or from the Walker shop itself. Hard sell over.
I’m looking forward to BBC 2 screening Show Me the Monet from this Monday after organising and supervising the marathon filming sessions over a January weekend.
A film crew filled three of our galleries at the rear of the Walker Art Gallery to film this competition show being screened at 5.15 pm every weekday night from Monday 9 May to Friday 20 May.
In a nutshell it involves artists being grilled about their artworks by three critics – David Lee, Charlotte Mullins and Roy Bolton (pictured left to right). The aim is to be included in an exclusive exhibition at the Royal College of Art, next to London’s Albert Hall. Read more…
19 November 2010 by Karen
You might have already seen that on Thursday night (25 November) the 2010 John Moores Painting Prize winner, Keith Coventry, will be discussing his work with previous juror and independent art critic Sacha Craddock.
Both Keith and Sacha have kindly agreed to do a signing session after the event. Keith will signing copies of the JM2010 catalogue, and Sacha will be signing copies of the 2008 exhibition catalogue in which she features as a juror. Catalogues cost £9.95 and £5 respectively. Read more…
15 October 2010 by Karen
We’ve a few copies of the John Moores Painting Prize catalogue to give away in our latest competition. Each has been signed by the competition winner – Keith Coventry – and is a real collector’s item.
To be in with a chance of winning just answer this easy peasy question:
The 2010 catalogue features the five prize winners from another John Moores competition which is in its inaugural year. In which Chinese city did that competition take place?
Send us your answer with your name and address using this contact form. The deadline for entries is noon on Friday 29 October, 2010.
31 August 2010 by Karen
It’s all go on the publications front at NML with new titles arriving and due shortly.
You may already know that we recently launched a book to accompany the Hitched exhibition at Sudley House. Also called Hitched it features 13 beautiful wedding outfits in full colour, together with close-up details and many original wedding photographs. It’s a snip at £4.95 and is available through our venue shops and our online bookshop.
If you enjoyed The Beat Goes On exhibition at World Museum last year then the new book of the same name is for you. It is a critical historical account of popular music in Liverpool, looking at why the city is so important musically and how has it sustained its importance, from the Beatles to the Zutons and beyond. It’s also available to buy online and through our venues. Read more…
6 November 2008 by Lisa
I’m good at making spaghetti bolognese, I’m not bad on bass guitar, but I am no good at drawing! I’m envious of anyone who’s good with a pencil and we’ve been lucky enough to have some budding artists at the Walker Art Gallery recently, from Kensington Youth Inclusion Group. Here’s Learning Officer Lauren Gould to explain what the group have been up to…
You may remember that some fantastic young artists took part in completing the ‘Superfiveadaybanana’ that was in the Walker Art Gallery as part of ‘Go Superlambananas’ over the summer. Once again, these young people are participating in a project that will bring their work into the gallery for a unique display.
Eleven young people from Kensington Youth Inclusion Group visited the John Moores 25 exhibition during the October half term. They explored the exhibition looking at texture, colour, pattern and light as well as discerning the difference between abstract and figurative art. The group focused on ‘Fontana’ by Peter McDonald, ‘Sometimes We Sense the Doubt Together’ by Roland Hicks and ‘Special Relativity’ by Julian Brain and explored the themes of; artists at work, everyday objects and home. Each young person did a drawing that they are going to develop into their own painting with local artist Keiron Finnetty. Read more…
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…