We’ve had hugely exciting past few days at the Walker. It all started on Friday when we revealed the winner for the John Moores Painting Prize 2014 was the wonderful Rose Wylie.
The announcement attracted a lot of press attention, so we’ve rounded up some of the highlights:
We’ve been working with BBC 4 on a special documentary about the John Moores since the judging stages. Presented by Alexei Sayle, it was broadcast on Sunday evening. The fascinating programme does the very difficult job of stitching together the incredibly rich history of the Prize, interviews with each of the five shortlisted artists and Alexei’s own inimitable spin on it! It also features interviews with previous winners, Peter Doig and Sir Peter Blake, as well as 2008 judge, Jake Chapman
Watch again (available until Sunday 28 Sept )
On the big night Rose’s first interview went out live on Radio 4’s flagship arts programme, Front Row. Talking to Kirsty Lang, Rose gave her first response to winning the prize and chatted about the work and her mother's influence.
Local photographer, Mark McNulty was there to document the evening and added pics from the judging process to his own blog story.
The exhibition runs at the Walker Art Gallery until 30 November. Let us know if you agree with the judges’ decision by voting for your favourite in the Visitors’ Choice award.