9 May – 21 June 2014
Open Thursday – Saturday 11.00 – 17.00
The Liverpool Art Prize will once again return to the city for its 7th successive year. Managed by Metal, the Art Prize celebrates and nurtures the creative talent of artists based or born in the Liverpool region and this year 3 lucky entrants have been successfully shortlisted as finalists.
This year Metal are delighted to present the work of three artists, Brigitte Jurack, Tabitha Jussa and Jason Thompson, to coincide with the International Festival of Business’ Cultural Programme, IFB Culture. Each of the artists have created new work in response to being shortlisted for the prize.
They will each be competing for the coveted main prize of £2000 and an invitation to create a solo exhibition at the Bluecoat in 2015, with the winner being selected by a panel of expert judges – Pavel Büchler, a Czech-born, UK-based artist, teacher and occasional writer, Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director of Tate Liverpool and Simon Poulter, new media artist and Metal’s Associate Curator.Visitors will also get the chance to vote for their favourite piece resulting in a People’s Choice Award of £1000. There will be a special awards ceremony on 18 June announcing the winners.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of events and exhibitions happening in and around the city centre programmed by a consortium of the city’s studio groups and independent arts organisations for Liverpool Art Month. This year’s highlights include Movie Cars Exhibition by Mark Harrison and 104 Duke Street Studio’s proudly showcase its residing Artists’ individual projects in the studio’s debut exhibition, amongst many other exciting events involving local artists.