2009 – Nominations Closed

Nominations are now closed for the 2009 Liverpool Art Prize.
We have received over 80 excellent nominations. The full list is below. More details to follow soon.

Peter Carr
Nick Dietrich Williams
Tracy Lewis
Robyn Woolston
Jay Yung
Ben Parry
Joe Bampton
John Davies
Oliver Walker
Claire Weetman
John McNally
Madelaina Murthwaite
Chiz Turnross
McCoy Wynne
Martin Waters
Gabrielle Malcolm
Susan Finch
Louise Waller
Richard Caroprese
Simon Yorke
Wendy Williams
Chek-Huo Leung
Katriona Beales
Jasmin Maddock
Martin Smith
Nathan Pendlebury
Sacha Waldron
Craig Atkinson
Jennie Cunningham
Lesley Collins
Terry Duffy
Amanda Oliphant
Freida McKitrick
Alistair Parker
Gary Sollars
Anthony Hennigan
Angie Allen
Brendan Lyons
Elizabeth Willow
Peter Dover
Colin Serjent
Leo Fitzmaurice
Jason Jones
Gregory Scott-Gurner
Al and Al
Richard Meaghan
Cecilia Matson
Mark Willcox
Terence O’Toole
Jane Hughes
Alice Lenkiewicz
John Cake
Dave Webster
Susan Meyerhoff Sharples
Pete Clarke
Leon Jakeman
Nicki McCubbing
Benjamin Egerton
Tony Knox
James Quin
Linda Cattrall
Jan Williams
Laurence Payot
Lisa Who
Terry Kane
Sean Hawkridge
Penny Whitehead and Daniel Simpkins
Kevin Hunt and Steven Forge
Jemma Egan
Barbara Jones
Markus Soukup
Arthur Roberts
Bernadette O’Toole
Susan Lucine
Richard Joel Bannister
Barry Charlton
Laird Galbraith
Alison Jones
Thomas Jacobi
Emily Speed
Georgina Ravenscroft
Jason Thompson

The 2008 Private View. 29 Feb 2008

The Private Viewing on Thursday February 28th 2008 was a great success with around 400 people attending.
The exhibition was opened by Phil Redmond.



BBC Northwest broadcast the event live and spoke to some of the visitors and artists


The gallery was packed for most of the evening


and even the red balloon stayed fully inflated!

Special Viewing Evening – May 1st 2008

lap logo Special Evening Viewing – Thursday May 1st 18-22.00
Exhibition Extended to May 7th 2008.

Another chance to see this successful exhibition before it closes. There will be live music and DJs

Live Music and Mellowtone resident DJs Richie Vegas & Musica del Alma (Jonnie O’Hare & Ian Knowlson) in the Bar & Lounge area.

After-Show at 3345 Parr St with Mellowtone – http://www.myspace.com/mellowtonenight


Imogen Stidworthy (Art Prize Winner), The Singh Twins (People’s Choice Winners), Mary Fitzpatrick, Gareth Kemp, Jayne Lawless and Emma Rodgers

Another Chance to See

The Liverpool Art Prize comes to the end of its successful run on Wednesday May 7th. If you have not already visited or would like another reason to visit this excellent exhibition again then come along on the evening of Thursday May 1st. Enjoy the artwork and the company, have a drink or two and relax in the bar or lounge where there will be live music and DJs until 22.00. The gallery on the 3rd floor will close at 21.00.

The Hawkins & Co exhibition also continues at the C.U.C. until May 5th 2008.


The Sponsors
Duncan Sheard Glass – Chartered Accountants. Sponsors for the
Liverpool Art Prize.
Arthur Diamond Design – Sponsors of the People’s Choice Prize and supply of printed materials.
Alexander MacGregor – Design and Production of the exhibition catalogue.
Artinliverpool.com and Urban Splash – additional sponsorship for the main prize.
Mercy – curation by Tomas Harold and additional support.
McCoy Wynne – photography of artworks and artists.
Roma Galleries – Framing for the Singh Twins works.
Novas Arts – Gallery space, facilities and staffing support


Imogen Stidworthy Wins The Liverpool Art Prize 2008

lap image artinliverpool.com is pleased to announce that Imogen Stidworthy is the overall winner of the Liverpool Art Prize 2008.

The People’s Choice prize has been won by the Singh Twins after over 440 votes from the general public were counted.

The prizes were presented by Paul Hyland of DSG and Arthur Diamond at a special awards ceremony at the Contemporary Urban Centre where the exhibition will continue until May 7 2008

Stidworthy’s focus is on aspects of communication. She looks at how language occupies public and private spaces, and uses it as a sculptural material to explore relationships between body, voice and subject.

She is interested in how meaning is produced between people; often focusing on situations where something has disturbed the connection between a thought and a word.

For the Liverpool Art Prize exhibition, she is exhibiting Get Here, and 7AM – both surround sound installations. Stidworthy has taken part in numerous international exhibitions including Documenta 12 (2007), Thessaloniki Biennale (2007), and Shanghai Biennale (2006). In 2004, she was short-listed for Beck’s Futures in London. Stidworthy is also an Advising Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht.

The Singh Twins’ award winning works are recognized for pioneering the development of the Indian miniature within contemporary art practice and for establishing a unique ‘Past Modern’ genre within British Contemporary art. Internationally acclaimed, they explore serious issues of social, political and cultural debate within a richly symbolic, narrative, decorative and witty style that challenges Eurocentric stereotyping within contemporary art and the perceived divide between east and west, tradition and modernity. They were appointed official artists for the 2002 Commonwealth Games and are currently producing an animation of one of two paintings recently commissioned for Liverpool Capital of Culture Celebrations.

The other short-listed artists are Gareth Kemp, Jayne Lawless, Emma Rodgers and Mary Fitzpatrick.


Exhibition runs until May 7 2008

Novas Arts

Image The Novas Scarman Group has developed a strong reputation for the delivery of quality housing and community-based services, and for new and innovative approaches to working with people who experience inequality, exclusion and discrimination.

More recently we are developing extensive work, learning, social enterprise and cultural services to support our core work and to match and stretch the diverse aspirations of the people we support. 

Novas Arts is an evolving programme of creative expression for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities who seek to experience the transformative power of art. Through exhibitions, public art and educational programs we promote artistic exploration and appreciation; encourage community participation and growth; and provide opportunities for empowerment and social change. 

Few social problems have had so visible a place on the urban landscape as homelessness and exclusion and Novas Arts’ mantra is dedicated to exposing broad and diverse audiences to its themes. A goal for Novas Arts is to provide a creative forum for participants to express their feelings and use their experiences to create better understanding of the themes and issues involved. Another goal is to help generate compassion for people who truly need and want help to change their lives and engage with the world around them.


Art in Liverpool

image The Liverpool Art Prize was established and is organised by artinliverpool.com

artinliverpool.com is the most comprehensive online resource for the Liverpool art scene.

The website includes listings of all the local galleries and museums plus news and reviews of most arts and clutural events.

There is a forum, users gallery, artists directory and the famous Liverpool Art Blog.



Volunteers Needed to Assist in the Gallery

Volunteers Needed for the Contemporary Urban Centre NW.
Opening with the Liverpool Art Prize 2008 exhibition on Feb 28 and the Hawkins & Co exhibition on March 6, volunteer staff are urgently required for invigilating and possibly other duties.
The CUC – North West is a phenomenal building that offers an extensive range of facilities that provide businesses and the general public alike a venue in Liverpool to be truly proud of. It has been developed over a period of seven years, in a close partnership with local community groups and the city.

The venue covers 170,000 sq feet within a Grade 2 listed converted warehouse in a prominent location close to the city centre. It lies within an area of Liverpool increasingly labeled the 'Independent Arts Quarter' and is a major regeneration catalyst for the area.


Contact Rosita Mohamed on 0151 708 3530
email: rosita.mohamed@novas.org
There will be a volunteers induction this Friday 22/02/08 at 10.30 at the CUC but don't worry if you miss that, its not too late.

41-51 Greenland Street
L1 0BS