John Moores 24 – The Walker Art Gallery
The £1,000 Visitors’ Choice prize in the John Moores 24 exhibition of contemporary painting has been won by Nicholas Middleton with ‘Scene From a Contemporary Novel’.
Nicholas is pictured below receiving his cheque for £1000 from curator and judge Ann Bukantas alongside some of the visitors who helped choose the winning work.
His monochrome oil painting depicting a young woman in a rubbish-strewn street polled an impressive 709 votes out of a total of 5,063 cast by visitors to the exhibition between 16 September and 29 October 2006. Visitors could choose any of the exhibition’s 52 pictures.
Comments about ‘Scene From a Contemporary Novel’ on the Visitors’ Choice voting cards included: “Simply the best!