About The Liverpool Art Prize

ImageThe Liverpool Art Prize is a new competition of contemporary art open to professional artists based in the Merseyside area1 of the United Kingdom.

The inaugural competition is taking place in Spring 2008 and was inspired by the fact that the Tate Turner Prize was held in Liverpool in 2007.


Private Viewing – Thursday February 28 2008 (18.00 – 20.00)
Open to the Public from Friday February 29 to Wednesday May 7 2008
Awards Ceremony – Sunday March 9 2008 (afternoon)

The Judging Panel for 2007/8 is

  • Robbie Davison – Director of A-Design Collective
  • Terry Duffy – Artist based in Liverpool and London
  • Angela Heslop – Producer / Presenter of Radio Merseyside Arts Programmes
  • Moira Kenny – Liverpool Artist
  • Callum Moncrieff – Liverpool artist and art lecturer at Hope University


The exhibition is co-curated by Tomas Harold of Mercy. Mercy is a print, events and exhibitions based arts organisation that specialises in providing platforms for emerging artists – on an international level.


1. For the purposes of this competition Merseyside is defined as:

“Anywhere now in the Metropolitan Districts of Sefton, Liverpool, Knowsley, St. Helens and Wirral, or previously in the former County of Merseyside”