John Moores exhibition 30


Fact file

  • 2018 marked the prize's 60th anniversary and its 30th exhibition
  • First prize is expanded to include the traditional cash prize as well as a three-month fellowship at Liverpool John Moores University and a solo display at the Walker in 2019
  • Juror Lubaina Himid is named a Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to art
  • The fifth John Moores Painting Prize China takes place in Shanghai, attracting 3,319 entries
  • Number of entries: 2,702
  • Number of exhibits: 60

Conditions of entry

Artists living or based in the UK; one work, new or recent (preferably executed since JM29), wholly or partly in any painted medium; designed to hang on a wall, projecting no more than 0.5m; additional height and width restrictions.

Prize winners

First Prizewinner £25,000

  • Jacqui Hallum

4 prizes of £2,500

  • Billy Crosby
  • Tom Howse
  • Joseph O'Rourke
  • Shanti Panchal

Visitor's Choice winner £2,018 (sponsored by Rathbones)

  • Gary Lawrence


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Jacqui Hallum with 'King and Queen of Wands'


  • Lubaina Himid CBE
  • Monster Chetwynd
  • Jenni Lomax
  • Bruce McLean
  • Liu Xiaodong