John Moores exhibition 11


Fact file

  • 21st birthday of the exhibition
  • Past prizewinners invited to show a work 'hors concours'
  • Purchase prize reinstated
  • Free bus service for schools instigated to improve access to the exhibition
  • Number of entries: over 2,200
  • Number of exhibits: 86

Conditions of entry

Artists working in the UK; oil, emulsion or other accepted modern techniques, designed to hang on a wall and not project more than six inches. Each artist could submit one work, preferably new. Sculpture, kinetics, watercolours and graphic arts excluded.


  • Noel Forster 1st prize (Purchase prize) £6,000
  • William Turnbull 2nd prize £3,000
  • Robyn Denny 3rd prize £2,000

10 prizes of £100:

  • Gillian Ayres
  • Michael Brick
  • Ken Howard
  • Peter Joseph
  • Christopher Mark Le Brun
  • Clement McAleer
  • Martin Naylor
  • Brendan Neiland
  • Andrew Mansfield Ratcliffe
  • Karl Martin Weschke


Enter date here


Noel Forster with 'A Painting in Six Stages with Silk Triangle'


  • Peter Moores (Chair)
  • Bernard Cohen
  • Jeremy Rees
  • Anne Seymour