James Moores and Lots More in The Times Today

James Moores, pictured in front of a painting by Ian Larson, Club Row, Rochelle School

The Magazine with today’s Times newspaper (Saturday Nov 10 2007) is full of articles about Liverpool. As Capital of Culture fast approaches the national media are starting to take more interest and mentioning Liverpool more in the papers and TV and Radio programmes.

You can read some of it online including this piece about James Moores the founder of the A Foundation but the pieces are not grouped together, there seems to be a lot more in the mag.
Incredibly it does not appear to mention artinliverpool.com but it doesn’t really give internet information at all.

As well as art there are pieces on music, fashion, poetry, football, architecture etc. and quite a lot about our beloved Hope Street.

To his grandfather’s chagrin, young James opted to go to art college – first Camberwell School of Art, then Goldsmiths – rather than joining the family business. He still paints today, when he has the time. “It’s very much my intention to get back into some studio practice,


  1. Well, this is such a self proclaiming article. The A Foundation has not come without a price to the city of Liverpool and significantly to the artists based here in the city. Political games afoot, artists used as pawns and more and all centralised to the abuse of power and funds within the whole institutional infrastructure of not only the city, but the Northwest and expounds to every cultural quarter, including the Arts Council in the region. The article is titled ‘Visionary’ and maybe so, but such was done in conjunction with Jayne Casey before the change over in management. The new management which has perpetuated the political games experienced and any tactic permissible. Reference made to acquisition of Greenland Street, indeed such was noted in 2004 when it was first brought under the premise of the A Foundation and it objectives highlighted as: “What is art and what is not … increasingly life and art buff up against other … independent artists taking over industrial disused parts of the city … buildings that house art which is interesting … the buildings themselves initially for the biennial and now places in which artists can now make and display their work all year round … art being a force for urban regeneration


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