John Moores exhibition 14


Fact file

  • Exhibition rescheduled from 1984 to 1985 owing to gallery roof repairs.
  • Artists' statements and biographies become a major component of the catalogue, which is also fully illustrated for the first time.
  • Purchase prize retained.
  • Number of exhibits: 52

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.


  • Bruce McLean 1st prize (Purchase prize) £11,000
  • Stephen Buckley 2nd prize £3,000
  • Terry Setch 3rd prize £2,000

10 prizes of £250:

  • Allan Boston
  • Gerard de Thame
  • Ansel Krut
  • Simon Lewty
  • Lisa Milroy
  • Thérèse Oulton
  • Adrian Searle
  • Jack Shotbolt
  • Andrew Stahl
  • Christopher Stevens


Enter date here


Bruce McLean with 'Oriental Garden, Kyoto'


  • Sir John Moores (Chair)
  • Michael Craig-Martin
  • Christopher Le Brun
  • John McEwen
  • Nicholas Serota