I was actually driving through the Mersey tunnel this afternnon as my interview on Radio Merseyside started. It was the first item on Claire Hamilton’s program. We listened as I drove through Wallasey. I think it sounded ok, only slightly edited, that’s the first time I’ve ever been on radio.
Listen to the show here (click on the Claire Hamilton on Sunday link)
It was mainly about our Liverpool Turner campaign and it has now appeared on the BBC news webpages but doesn’t give full details. So just to repeat, here’s the press release I sent out last week and a reminder that the deadline is this Saturday, April 14 2007.
artinliverpool.com today announces the launch of The Liverpool Turner 2007.
* Nominate a Merseyside artist for The Turner Prize
* Join in the Liverpool Turner competition to find our local favourite
The official Turner Prize 2007 takes place at Tate Liverpool later this year.
Anyone can nominate an artist to be considered for shortlisting by the judges.
The deadline for nominations is April 14 2007
Alongside the Turner Prize we will be running our own Liverpool Turner 2007 competition.
Director of artinliverpool.com, Ian Jackson, says
“This is not an ‘alternative Turner’ its just a bit of fun to help raise awareness of both the official Turner Prize and Merseyside artists.
artinliverpool.com now has 120,000 visitors a month, over 50% from Merseyside and mostly artists and art-lovers so this is the ideal place to find out which artist is considered worthy of the Turner Prize by their peers.
We will try and source a good prize from somewhere but can’t promise.”
(Update, we now have a prize of an exhibition at the new Lark Lane Flowers Gallery for the winner)
There are loads of great local artists so please go to the ArtInLiverpool forum and get nominating.