John Moores 2012

  • 1st prizewinner purchased for the Walker Art Gallery's collection. 
  • Visitors Choice prize of £2,012 awarded.
  • Prizewinning paintings from John Moores China were exhibited.
  • Unusually, the jury awarded a special commendation.

Selected by: 

  • Alan Yentob
  • Iwona Blazwick
  • Fiona Banner
  • George Shaw
  • Angela de la Cruz

Conditions of entry: 

Artists living or based in the UK; one work, new or recent (preferably executed since John Moores 24), wholly or partly in any painted medium; designed to hang on a wall, projecting no more than 0.5m; additional height and width restrictions.

Number of entries: 3,100 

Number of exhibits: 62

Prizewinners first prize £25,000:  Sarah Pickstone 

Four prizes of £2,500: 

  • Biggs and Collings
  • Ian Law
  • Stephen Nicholas
  • Narbi Price 

Visitors' choice winner £2,012: Elizabeth Magill 

Jurors special commendation:  Wayne Clough