Excitement is building as our team gears up for the announcement of the overall winner of the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery on Thursday 7 July. Painters submitted work in their thousands and it's hard to believe that it is now down to just five shortlisted artists, one of which will win the overall prize of £25,000. I can't imagine how Talar Aghbashian, Gabriella Boyd, Benjamin Jamie, Selma Parlour and Michael Simpson will be feeling on the day, but I know that the atmosphere in the Gallery is going to be electric! We don't want you to miss out on this massive event, so we'll be live streaming it via Periscope and Twitter, so you can watch the announcement live from the comfort of your sofa. Why not have a viewing party and really get into the occasion?
When is the announcement?Tune in at 1.55pm (GMT) on Thursday 7 July 2016. The speeches begin at 2pm, so we'll be talking a little bit about the prize just before they start.
Where can I watch?You can:
- watch on our Twitter account (you don't need a Twitter account to watch) - go to: http://www.twitter.com/jmpaintingprize
- follow us via the Periscope app - if you have it. You can find us by searching for John Moores Painting Prize