Judging begins for John Moores 24

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Ann Bukantas, Jason Brooks, Sir Peter Blake and Tracey Emin

This week has seen the completion of the first stage of the judging process for this year's John Moores exhibition of contemporary painting. The judges are Ann Bukantas, Curator of Fine Art at the Walker Art Gallery and the artists Tracey Emin, Sir Peter Blake and former John Moores prizewinner Jason Brooks.

This week's judging process involved going through the 2300 entries received, each entry viewed on a slide projector. From these the judges have been selecting up to 500 works which will be called in for judging in June 2006.