Jury for John Moores 2010

Gary Hume

Gary Hume

Photo: Georgie Hopton

Gary Hume was born in Kent in 1962 and lives and works in London and upstate New York, USA. He is renowned for paintings distinguished by a bright palette, reduced imagery and flat areas of seductive colour. Hume first received critical acclaim with a body of work known as the 'Door' paintings. His recent solo shows include Kunsthaus Bregenz (2004) and the Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover (2004). Recent group shows include Tate Britain, London (2004) and Louisiana Museum, Denmark (2004).

Alison Watt

Photo: Marcus Latham

Alison Watt was born in Greenock in 1965 and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1983-88. From 2006 to 2008, Watt was the Associate Artist at The National Gallery in London, the youngest artist in the scheme's history. Her solo exhibition 'Phantom' (2008) explored her enduring fascination with one particular painting in their collection, Zurbaran's 'St. Francis in Meditation' (1635-9). In 2003, she was shortlisted for the Jerwood Painting Prize and was awarded an OBE in 2008.

Ged Quinn

Ged Quinn

Ged Quinn was born in Liverpool in 1967. He studied at Ruskin School of Drawing, Oxford and Slade School of Fine Art. He has had many solo shows including 'Utopia Dystopia' at Tate St Ives (2004) and 'My Great Unhappiness Gives me a Right to your Benevolence' at Wilkinson Gallery, London (2007). His painting 'There's a House in my Ghost' was exhibited in the John Moores 25 exhibition in 2008. He also exhibited work at Tate Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Biennial during the same year.

Goshka Macuga

Woman with dark hair

Photo: Dennis Schoenberg

Goshka Macuga was born in Poland in 1967 and lives and works in London. She studied at Wojciech Gerson School of Art, Warsaw; Central Saint Martins School of Art, London; and Goldsmiths College, London. Goshka Macuga has been nominated for her solo exhibition 'Objects in Relation', 'Art Now' at Tate Britain and her contribution to the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art. In 2008 she was nominated for the Turner Prize and in 2009 exhibited work at the Venice Biennale.

Sir Norman Rosenthal

A man with a sculpture in the background

Photo: Royal Academy of Arts, London, © Phil Sayer 2000

Sir Norman Rosenthal was born in Cambridge in 1944 and is a freelance curator and writer. He became Exhibitions Secretary of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1977, where he stayed for 30 years, overseeing loan exhibitions and working with distinguished curators. Sir Norman Rosenthal has already been awarded the highest Honours and Decorations from the Italian Republic, Federal Republic of Germany, French Republic and the Federal Republic of Mexico. In 2009 he contributed an essay to the Anish Kapoor exhibition catalogue which was written to accompany the artist's show at the Royal Academy.

Behind the scenes of the Stage 1 judging

Ged Quinn, Gary Hume and Alison Watt talk about their experiences as judges for John Moores 2010. You can see photos from the day on our JM2010 Flickr set.

Fellow judges Goshka Macuga and Sir Norman Rosenthal were absent due to the ban on flights at the time. Their choices were included as Reyahn King, Head of Art Galleries at National Museums Liverpool, read out their preferences during the judging process.

Behind the scenes of the Stage 2 judging

Watch footage of the jury's final discussions at the stage 2 judging in Liverpool.