John Moores 22

14 September - 8 December 2002

'Super Star Fucker - Andy Warhol Text Painting', Peter Davies

The John Moores competition is Britain's leading contemporary painting exhibition.

It is open to artists living or based in the UK. This year, for the first time, slides rather than original works were submitted. This made the competition more open and accessible than ever before. It also resulted in one of the most exciting shows so far. 

The judges for John Moores 22 were: 

  • Fiona Rae, artist 
  • Jenny Saville, artists 
  • Matthew Collings, artist / writer

From left to right: Jenny Saville, Fiona Ray and Matthew Collings

More than 5,000 entries were received. Thirty eight paintings made the final show. The winner received a prize of £25,000 and their painting joined the Walker Art Gallery's prestigious contemporary collection. Four other prizewinners  received £2,500. The work of all the prizewinning artists can be seen here.

John Moores 22 was part of the Liverpool Biennial 2002.

This exhibition has been sponsored by the John Moores Liverpool Exhibition Trust. The Trust and National Museums Liverpool would also like to thank the Foundation for Sport and the Arts for their generous support.

Prize winners