John Moores Painting Prize Summit

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Sarah Pickstone with her first prize winning 'Stevie Smith and the Willow'

Media office volunteer, Louise Beard, has taken a look at a weekend of debate and workshops on the future of paint and the John Moores Painting Prize: Every two years, Liverpool platforms a showcase of contemporary art in the Liverpool Biennial. The John Moores Painting Prize is an important part of this, plucking out some of the best contemporary painting work in the UK. The John Moores Painting Prize Summit runs from 2-4 November and is an opportunity to find out more about the UK’s biggest painting prize. Highlights include a Q&A with 2012 winner, Sarah Pickstone; a review of the John Moores Painting Prize, past and present and it’s role within contemporary art, and the chance to the chance to 'tweet and meet' the John Moores 2012 team. Contemporary art always sparks debate, so we’re looking forward to an interesting weekend! More details on our website. Sarah Pickstone will be signing copies of the exhibition catalogue after her Q&A. The 'John Moores Painting Prize' exhibition runs until 6 January 2012.