John Moores Painting Prize 2014

Orange Sash © Barbara Howey (detail from a photograph by Jett Loe)

5 July - 30 November 2014

The John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s best-known and longest-running painting competition. Named after its founder, Sir John Moores (1896 –1993), the competition was first held in 1957. The prize culminates in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery from 5 July to 30 November 2014. Judges this year include artists Zeng Fanzhi, Chantal Joffe, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and Tom Benson, along with director of artistic programmes at the Royal Academy and broadcaster Tim Marlow. Rose Wylie won the first prize of £25,000, sponsored by David M Robinson, for her painting PV Windows and Floorboards. Four further prize-winners, Rae Hicks, Juliette Losq, Mandy Payne and Alessandro Raho each received £2,500. Juliette Losq was also the recipient of the Visitors' Choice award.

The exhibition also celebrates the work produced by the winners of the John Moores Painting Prize China, which offers Chinese artists the opportunity to win a residency in Liverpool.

A key strand of Liverpool Biennial, the John Moores Painting Prize is delivered in partnership with National Museums Liverpool and the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust.