John Moores exhibition 5


Fact file

  • Jury reduced from three to five people.
  • First foreign Jury Chair - renowned American critic Clement Greenberg.
  • Value of prizes increased.
  • Invited artists included Sidney Nolan, Harry Thubron and Richard Hamilton; 'Hors concours' included Francis Bacon and Ivon Hitchens.
  • In a UK 'first' for a contemporary art exhibition, the John Moores offers a full guided sound tour and commentary, with a welcome message from John Moores, played on 'individual tape play-back machines'
  • Number of entries: 2,268
  • Number of exhibits: 113

 Conditions of entry

Artists working in the UK; oil, emulsion or other accepted modern techniques. No sculpture. Each artist could submit one work, preferably new. Invited artists' section (eligible for prizes). 'Hors concours' section (invited but not eligible for prizes).


Open Section: 
Purchase prizes - 

  • Michael Tyzack 1st prize £1,500
  • Michael Kidner 2nd prize £1,000
  • John Walker 3rd prize £500

Non-Purchase prizes 
5 prizes of £100:

  • Robyn Denny
  • John Edkins
  • Terry Frost
  • John Hoyland
  • Derek Southall

Junior section:

  • Tim Whitmore 1st prize £200

8 prizes of £50:

  • Eleanor Brady
  • Stephen Marriott
  • George Moore
  • Christopher Paice
  • Geoff Rigden
  • Ron Robertson-Swann
  • Peter Wilson
  • Brian Woollard



Enter date here


Michael Tyzack with 'Alesso 'B''


  • Clement Greenberg (Chair)
  • Patrick Heron
  • John Russell