The first John Moores Painting Prize China took place at Shanghai Gallery of Art 14th – 30th August 2010.
The five Chinese Prizewinners will form part of the exhibition John Moores Painting Prize at Walker Art Gallery 18 September 2010 – 3 January 2011, one of the highlights of the Liverpool Biennial.
The judging panel for the inaugural John Moores Painting Prize China was
Lewis Biggs (Artistic Director, Liverpool Biennial)
Peter Jenkinson (former Director of the New Art Gallery Walsall)
Peter McDonald (artist, First Prizewinner JMPP 2008)
Gu Wenda (artist)
Zeng Fanzhi (artist)
The 5 Chinese Prizewinners chosen by the panel are:
Han Feng – the overall winner.
It is hoped the John Moores Painting Prize China will become a regular biennial event and the exchange of prize-winning paintings for exhibition in Liverpool and Shanghai will continue as an official form of cultural exchange between UK and China.