Liverpool Art Prize 2010 – Winners

David Jacques Wins the Liverpool Art Prize 2010
James Quin is the People’s Choice

•    Overall prize of £2000 plus a later show at Walker Art Gallery is awarded to multimedia artist David Jacques
•    The People’s Choice Vote and £1000 goes to painter James Quin
•    Exhibition continues at Metal Edge Hill Station until 10 July 2010

At a packed special Awards Ceremony at METAL on Wednesday 30 June 2010, David Jacques was presented with the prize of £2000 as winner of the Liverpool Art Prize 2010.
Also, after counting the votes cast by visitors to the gallery it was announced that James Quin was the winner of the £1000 ‘People’s Choice’ prize.
David Jacques will also have the opportunity to show at the Walker Art Gallery within the next year.

Jacques’s work for the art prize, ‘North Canada – English Electric’ is a follow-on work from ‘Por Convención Ferrer’ (2007-08) recently shown in London & Budapest. A photo essay recording post-industrial topographies and an investigation into the origins of Photographic Stereoscopy are embedded into an allegorical tale dealing with the loss of identity, an attempt to overcome memory and the socio-economic anatomy of two particular landscapes, the dockland and the industrial estate.

Quin’s paintings and drawings for the exhibition have been created in response to Edge Hill station and the buildings currently occupied by Metal.

The evening’s event was opened by Jude Kelly OBE, the founder of Metal and artistic director of the Southbank Centre who spoke about the importance of art and culture and said that Metal are delighted to be hosting the Art Prize for the first time and hope it continues to grow.

The awards were announced by Ian and Minako Jackson, the Directors of who created the art prize in 2008. Ian praised the artists and curator for putting together a very strong and interesting exhibition and also thanked the sponsors from the local business community who continue to support the arts even during times of recession.

He said ‘All 5 artists presented really interesting and thought-provoking work, the public vote and judge’s decision were both quite close, it was really difficult to decide which one should be put ahead of the others. The artists should be proud of themselves and hopefully many more people will follow their careers and see their works in years to come.”

“David’s work, although addressing serious and political issues, is very engaging. The stereoscopes are fun but the narrative adds a lot more and led to a lot of debate amongst the judges and general public.
“James’s paintings and series of small drawings are wonderfully evocative of the old railway station, especially during the war years. His output has been prolific over the past year and well deserves to be rewarded.”

Jude Kelly – Photo © McCoy Wynne

James Quin – Photo © McCoy Wynne

David Jacques – Photo © McCoy Wynne

Top Photo: Waiting –  © McCoy Wynne

Liverpool Art Prize 2010 Awards Ceremony

•    Awards Ceremony takes place on Wednesday 30 June 18-20.00 at Metal. All Welcome
•    Jude Kelly OBE, Founder of Metal, will be present.
•    Overall prize £2000 plus a later show at Walker Art Gallery, People’s Choice Award £1000
•    The Exhibition continues until 10 July 2010
•    Voting for People’s Choice ends Tuesday 29 June.

Venue: METAL at Edge Hill Station,
Address: Platform 1, Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, L7 6ND
Opening hours: Tues – Fri 14.00 – 18.00 Sat 12.00 – 16.00
Artists: Gina Czarnecki, David Jacques, James Quin, Paul Rooney, Emily Speed

Celebrations continue at LEAF Tea shop and bar in the Elevator Building, 27 Parliament St. from 20.00

Two prizes will be awarded:
•    The main prize, a cash sum of £2000 plus, new for this year, the opportunity to show at the Walker Art Gallery will be awarded to the over-all winner by a panel of judges.
•    The People’s Choice prize of £1000 will be decided from votes cast by the public and will provide an opportunity for visitors to the exhibition to express their preference.

The Judges
•    Juan Cruz (Head of Department, Art & Architecture, LJMU Art and Design Academy)
•    Laura Davis (Arts Editor, Liverpool Daily Post)
•    Paul Hyland (Duncan Sheard Glass)
•    Reyahn King (Director of Art Galleries, National Museums Liverpool)
•    Nicki McCubbing (Artist, shortlisted for 2009 Liverpool Art Prize)
•    Jay Mitton (Managing Director, Arthur Diamond Design)
•    Sara-Jayne Parsons (Exhibitions Curator, the Bluecoat)
Public vote for the ‘People’s Choice’
Visitors to the exhibition are urged to vote for their favourite artist by posting a voting slip into the ballot box. The artist with the most votes will receive the £1000 award. Voting ends on Tuesday 29 June.

The Liverpool Art Prize 2010 Opens

The Private Viewing for the 2010 Art Prize was a great success. A large crowd attended including not only a large section of the Liverpool art world from young studio artists to the heads of the major North West galleries but also local business leaders and politicians.

It was a warm sunny evening, a great atmosphere and of course excellent art.
The exhibition continues until Saturday 10 July 2010, the Awards are announced on 30 June.

Here are some lovely photographs of the artists with their works taken by McCoy Wynne.

Gina Czarnecki – Photo McCoy Wynne

David Jacques – Photo McCoy Wynne

James Quin – Photo McCoy Wynne

Paul Rooney – Photo McCoy Wynne

Emily Speed – Photo McCoy Wynne

Liverpool Art Prize 2010 Details

The exhibition and prizes acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the artists and their contribution to contemporary art within Liverpool, as well as further afield.

It aims to promote national awareness and discussion of contemporary art in the city and to support individual artists in developing their practices. It is an annual exhibition and award for artists from or based in the Liverpool City Region.

Prize has attracted sponsors from the local business community. Now in its third year the exhibition will take place at METAL at Edge Hill Station and is now a firmly established part of Liverpool’s annual visual art diary.

EXHIBITION: Friday June 4 – to Saturday July 10
PRIVATE VIEW: Thursday June 3. 6.00pm – 9.00pm (All Welcome)
AWARDS CEREMONY: Wednesday June 30. 6.00pm – 8.00pm
VENUE: METAL at Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool L7 6ND (more details)
OPENING TIMES: Tuesday – Friday 2.00pm – 6.00pm Saturday 12.00pm – 4.00pm (closed Sunday and Monday)
free entry.

Gina Czarnecki (INSTALLATION)
David Jacques: (MULTIMEDIA)
Paul Rooney: (FILM)

£2000 to the Overall Winner plus, new for this year, the opportunity to show at the Walker Art Gallery and £1,000 to the ‘People’s Choice’ Winner. The winners will be announced on Wednesday June 30.
Visit the gallery and vote for your favourite artist before closing on Tuesday June 29.
Curated by Jenny Porter.

Culturepool Event

Sat, June 26, 2010  Afternoon – time TBC

Metal, The Building on Platform 1 & 2, Liverpool, L7 6ND (map)

With: Paul Rooney, James Quinn, David Jacques & Gina Czarnecki
FREE! but please book a place by emailing
See Culturepool website for more details

Liverpool Art Prize 2010 Preview Event in Liverpool ONE

Liverpool Art Prize 2010 Preview Event in Liverpool ONE
outdoor exhibition previewing this year’s Liverpool Art Prize, launching on LIGHT NIGHT – Friday 14 May 2010 18-20.00 (Exhibition continues until 3 June.)
FREE, Family-friendly, with Refreshments and Choir. On the Streets: College Lane, Manesty’s Lane, Peter’s Lane – Just turn up

Launch of the prestigious Liverpool Art Prize featuring special preview of short-listed artists for 2010 and images of artworks from previous years. On the streets of Liverpool ONE with refreshments.

Liverpool ONE

Phone:0151 232 3100

Liverpool Art Prize

Open Culture

The Liverpool Art Prize Exhibition Venue

The Exhibition Venue

The 2009 Exhibition will take place in the Aghafar Gallery on the 3rd floor at Novas CUC

Contemporary Urban Centre – North West
41-51 Greenland Street,
Liverpool L1 0BS
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0151 708 3510 / 3513
Opening Times
Monday – CLOSED
Tuesday – CLOSED – only open by appointment please phone (direct gallery 0151 708 3513 or CUC reception 708 3510) or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange a visit
Wednesday – Saturday: 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday – 11.00 – 16.00