The Stuckists – ‘An Antidote to the Ghastly Turner Prize’. 6 November – 29 November 2008
The infamous phenomenon that is The Stuckists return to Liverpool for the first time since their major show at the Walker Art Gallery for the 2004 Biennial – described by the gallery as “a really, really popular show and very successful.”
The Stuckist art group was founded in 1999 by Charles Thomson and Billy Childish, who has since left, with 13 artists to promote “figurative painting with ideas” and oppose conceptual art. There are now over 160 sister groups in 40 countries. The name comes from an insult by Tracey Emin to Childish that he was “stuck”.
The Stuckists have gained considerable media attention for their demonstrations against the Turner Prize, and also instigated a media scandal about the Tate’s purchase of its own trustees’ work. This led to a Charity Commission ruling that the Tate had been acting illegally for 50 years.
This show features the leading UK Stuckists.