Liverpool Art Prize 2010 Shortlist Announced

imageWe are delighted to make some exciting announcements concerning this year’s Liverpool Art Prize.

  • Judges and Shortlist of 5 artists announced
  • New Venue and Dates for the Exhibition
  • £2000 to the Winner, £1000 People’s Choice Award
  • Art Prize Winner to be offered a show at The Walker
The 5 Shortlisted Artists:
Gina Czarnecki, David Jacques, James Quin, Paul Rooney and Emily Speed

The Judging Panel
In this, the 3rd year of the prize, we have another knowledgeable, experienced group of judges:

  • Juan Cruz (Head of Arts Dept. JMU Art & Design Academy)
  • Laura Davis (Arts Editor, Liverpool Daily Post)
    Paul Hyland (Duncan Sheard Glass)
  • Reyahn King (Director of Art Galleries, National Museums Liverpool)
  • Nicki McCubbing (Artist, shortlisted for 2009 Liverpool Art Prize)
  • Jay Mitton (Managing Director, Arthur Diamond Design)
  • Sara-Jayne Parsons (Exhibitions Curator, the Bluecoat)

New Venue
This year Artinliverpool are working in partnership with Metal. The exhibition will be taking place at the exciting new space for art, Metal at Edge Hill Station (the World’s oldest passenger railway station still in use).
The Exhibition
The 2010 exhibition opens on Friday 4 June (Viewing on 3 June) and ends on Saturday 10 July with the Awards Ceremony taking place on Wednesday 30 June.
The exhibition will be curated by Jenny Porter, the Project Manager at Metal.
The Prizes
The overall winner will be awarded £2000 plus (new from this year) the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Walker Art Gallery at a later date. There will also be the £1000 People’s Choice Award (Sponsored by Arthur Diamond Design) chosen by the public voting at the gallery.
Peripheral Events
Now that the Liverpool Art Prize is firmly established we are building on its success and working with the other visual art organisations to highlight other events involving locally-based artists during the period of the exhibition. There will be a Liverpool Open Studios weekend 12/13 June, a Liverpool Junior Art Prize, artist talks, workshops, craft markets and other events. Full details will be announced later.

More details at www.liverpoolartprize.com

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