The Biennial may have finished for another year but there is still plenty of time to see the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery which continues until 3 January 2011.
The prize is the big daddy of the Biennial, having started back in 1957 providing a regular survey of contemporary painting.
This year’s jury, artists Gary Hume, Alison Watt, Ged Quinn & Goshka Macuga and curator/critic Sir Norman Rosenthal, chose Spectrum Jesus by Keith Coventry to receive the first prize of £25,000.
The Walker recently revealed the Visitors’ Choice prize was won by the rather appropriate Protest, April 1st 2009 by Nicolas Middleton, a photorealist take on the Financial Fool’s Day protest at the Bank of England last year.
Pop in to see which you prefer.
Walker Art Gallery