John Moores 11, 1978

John Moores 11, 1978

  • 21st birthday of the exhibition
  • Past prizewinners invited to show a work 'hors concours'
  • Purchase prize reinstated
  • Free bus service for schools instigated to improve access to the exhibition

Selected by:

  • Peter Moores (Chair)
  • Bernard Cohen
  • Jeremy Rees
  • Anne Seymour


Conditions of entry:

Artists working in the UK; oil, emulsion or other accepted modern techniques, designed to hang on a wall and not project more than six inches. Each artist could submit one work, preferably new. Sculpture, kinetics, watercolours and graphic arts excluded.

Number of entries over 2,200

Number of exhibits 86


Noel Forster 1st prize (Purchase prize) £6,000
William Turnbull 2nd prize £3,000
Robyn Denny 3rd prize £2,000

10 prizes of £100:
Gillian Ayres
Michael Brick
Ken Howard
Peter Joseph
Christopher Mark Le Brun
Clement McAleer
Martin Naylor
Brendan Neiland
Andrew Mansfield Ratcliffe
Karl Martin Weschke