The 2013 Liverpool Art Prize, ‘People’s Choice Award’ will be presented in fond memory of the Liverpool artist, Joe Bampton.
Joe who in recent years lived in London, was an accomplished artist, attended Slade School of Fine Art and exhibited in places such as London, Paris and Berlin, as well as the Bridewell & the International exhibition at the CUC in 2008, in Liverpool. Joe was tragically killed in February of this year in a hot air balloon disaster at Luxur, Egypt, Joe’s partner Zsi also tragically died in the incident.
Joe regularly returned to Liverpool to catch up with friends and spend time with his Mum, Maureen who is known to many lovers of art in Liverpool as the director of the Bluecoat Display Centre, supporting the sale of artist’s work for over 25 years.
Joe would have been very keen to see artists in the city rewarded and for their careers to flourish. We want to honour his memory by presenting this years ‘People’s Choice Award’ in his name.
Metal is very grateful to Maureen Bampton for her kind donation to the Liverpool Art Prize.