Liverpool Art Prize 2008 – Exhibition

Thursday February 28
6.00pm – 8.00pm


Sunday March 9
2.00pm – 5.00pm

Exhibition runs February 29 to May 7 2008 (extended from April 10)
Contemporary Urban Centre North-West,
41-51 Greenland Street
Liverpool L1 0BS

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Urban Splash


Urban Splash

Co-sponsors of the Liverpool Art Prize

"We re-invigorate worn out areas (some people call it regeneration).

We build it all ourselves, working with great architects, and public sector partners.

We do big ideas. Like sustainability, and community, and progress. We do new ideas, like finding the best chippy in the world. Like building new canals.

Sometimes we use old buildings, and keep what’s good. Sometimes we build new buildings. Either way, we aim to do it well.

We do it first. We are first in to places that others ignore. We have a reputation for taking on difficult buildings. But we don’t see them as difficult. We see them as amazing.

And we do the extras. We make public spaces that feel right. We build streets and squares. We don’t stop where others might, because we believe that’s the right thing to do.

We think everywhere can be special."


DSG to Sponsor the Art Prize


North West accountants Duncan Sheard Glass (DSG) have generously offered to be main sponsors for the Liverpool Art Prize. This is fantastic news for the Liverpool art scene. Members of the DSG board have a genuine love for art and a long history of supporting local artists.

We are really looking forward to working with them this year and, hopefully, many years to come.

The Liverpool office of DSG is in Castle Street, you can find more information on their website:


Also joining the list of sponsors are another great local company, Urban Splash the property developers. Many thanks to them.

With another donation from this means that we can confirm that the overall Prize Winner will receive a £2000 cash prize for 2008

Duncan Sheard Glass


Duncan Sheard Glass

Main sponsors for the £2000 Liverpool Art Prize

With a mix of the best traditions of personal professional service and a contemporary proactive approach to the way in which we conduct our business DSG has over many years built an enviable reputation in the North West as a market leader.

DSG works closely with clients providing services to meet their short term and long term goals.

DSG’s clients and business associates have grown accustomed to our commitment and quality of our specialist teams.

DSG is fully aware of the need to stay at the forefront of information and systems technology and is committed to an ongoing programme of modernisation.

DSG aims to provide contemporary and productive working environments for its members and understands the importance of ongoing investment in human resources and training.

DSG believes in:

Honesty and Integrity – being straight forward and trustworthy in all our business relationships.

Strong Client Relationships – we care about clients and aim to build long standing relationships based on mutual respect.

Value for Money – all our charges are transparent and agreed on an individual basis. We welcome open discussion on charging structures.

The above has enabled us to develop a strong and successful business.


Alexander MacGregor

Alexander MacGregor

Sponsoring the Catalogue design and print



Over the past 12 years we have built an enviable reputation with our clients for applying the power of design to achieve hard business benefits.

Our solutions are as practical as they are stylish. They work for your organisation because they convey the right messages to the right people in the right way. Whether it's a brochure, a website or a full-scale communications strategy, we ensure the results are creative, functional and ultimately effective. At Alexander MacGregor we're proud that what we produce looks good. But we believe in the power of the word as well as the image and employ our own specialist copywriter to ensure the content matches the cover.

The true test is that it works well for you.

This is nowhere more critical than in web communications for which we have built an experienced team of designers and technicians. While having particular strengths in property, careers and education, our expertise ranges from tourism to heavy engineering.

Whether you need to raise awareness of your organisation, promote a particular product or service, or would simply like to know how we can help, we're always happy to chat. We get a kick out of our clients' achievements and consider there's always a place for friendship and fun in a professional relationship.


Arthur Diamond Design

Arthur Diamond Design

Sponsoring the 2009 ‘People’s Choice Prize’ £1000 plus generous assistance with printing signage and leaflets for the exhibition.


ImageEstablished in 1979, Arthur Diamond Design is a small, client focused sign design & manufacturing company. Our dedicated team can take your project from initial concept through every stage to final fixing at your proposed site.  We can provide you with total creative design solutions for all your signage needs.  Whether it’s a one off nameplate, or full on corporate re-branding, Arthur Diamond Design can fulfil your needs.  You can expect an efficient, competitive, friendly service.

We take great pride in our repeat business from well established customers.  We will never send sales people.  You are guaranteed a personal & attentive response, because you deal with the people who own & run the business.

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Liverpool Art Prize 2008 – Imogen Stidworthy

Imogen Stidworthy

‘I Hate’ 2007 Video still from projection sequence 8″00, shot on DV, DV-Cam and HDV

7 AM, 2005, 5″40, shot on HDV in Tian-Tan Park, Beijing


In her installations, films and videos, Imogen Stidworthy focuses on aspects of communication. She looks at how language occupies public and private spaces, and uses it in her work 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 people or situations where language is not a given – when something disturbs the connection between a thought and a word, or between one person and another.

‘I Hate’ Installation 2007

Imogen Stidworthy has taken part in numerous international exhibitions. She is currently showing a major new installation at Documenta 12, Kassel and most recently her work has been shown at eg. Thessaloniki Biennale (2007), Shanghai Biennale (2006), “Be What You Want but Stay Where You Are” at Witte de With, Rotterdam (2005) and ‘Governmentality’ at Miami Art Central (2004). Recent solo shows include ‘Get Here’ at Galerie Hohenlohe, Vienna (2006), “Dummy” at FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon (2005) and ‘Audio Cab’, a temporary public art work installed in taxi cabs in Luton (2005). In 2004, Stidworthy was shortlisted for Beck’s Futures (London) and in 1996 she won the Dutch Prix de Rome. Stidworthy is a tutor at Piet Zwart Akademie, Rotterdam and an Advising Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht. She is based in Liverpool.


Liverpool Art Prize 2008 – Emma Rodgers

Emma Rodgers

Emma Rodgers studied for both her B.A. Hons and M.A. at Wolverhampton University. Since graduating she has exhibited worldwide, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Lineart -Ghent, Cork Street, Royal Academy of Art, S.O.F.A. Chicago and most recently the William Zimmer Gallery USA.

She has also been featured in a documentary dedicated to her work on the Artworld Channel.

National Museums Liverpool have purchased Rodgers work as part of their collection. She has received acclaim for her energy and dynamic approach to her work.

Professional member (fellow) of the Craft Potters Association.


Forthcoming Exhibitions

  • Art In Clay, Hadfield House
  • Where I Fell In Love Gallery, Shipston on Stour
  • Solo Exhibition, Stricoff Fine Art, New York
  • S.O.F.A. Chicago

Recent Exhibitions

  • Art For Life Auction, Christies
  • S.O.F.A. New York
  • Art Miami, Stricoff Fine Art
  • Palmbeach 3, Florida William Zimmer Gallery

Current Exhibitions

  • Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
  • The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle-on-Tyne
  • Contemporary Ceramics, London
  • Gallery Top, Derbyshire
  • Online Gallery, Southampton
  • Red Biddy Gallery, Surrey
  • Ropewalk Gallery, Barton on Humber
  • Rufford Craft Centre, Nottingham
  • Stricoff Fine Art, New York
  • Trigoning Gallery, Derby
  • Van Bael Arts, Belgium
  • Where I Fell In Love Gallery, Shipston on Stour
  • Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
  • William Zimmer Gallery USA