John Moores exhibition 20


Fact file

  • Celebrated 40 years of the exhibition and the Moores family's support.
  • 'The Letter', Adrian Henri's poem about 40 years' worth of selection decision envelopes arriving, was published in the catalogue
  • Purchase prize retained
  • Number of entries: 1,788
  • Number of exhibits: 48

Conditions of entry

Artists living or based in the UK; one work definable as a painting (as distinct from a watercolour, drawing, sculpture or other construction); designed to hang on a wall and projecting no more than six inches; additional height and width restrictions.


  • Dan Hays 1st prize (Purchase prize) £20,000

10 prizes of £1,000:

  • Sue Arrowsmith
  • Tony Bevan
  • Jason Brooks
  • Gwen Hardie
  • Claude Heath
  • Stephen Hughes
  • Gary Hume
  • Callum Innes
  • Masakatsu Kondo
  • David Leapman


Enter date here


Dan Hays with 'Harmony in Green'


  • Louisa Buck
  • Mel Gooding
  • Declan McGonagle
  • George Melly
  • Cornelia Parker