John Moores exhibition 6


Fact file

  • The division into Open and Junior sections is eliminated.
  • David Hockney wins and uses the prize money to send his parents on holiday to Australia.
  • Number of entries: 1,813
  • Number of exhibits: 106

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. 'Hors concours' section (invited but not eligible for prizes).


Purchase prizes 

  • David Hockney 1st prize £1,500
  • Malcolm Hughes 2nd prize £1,000
  • Joe Tilson 3rd prize £750

Non-Purchase prizes  
5 prizes of £100:

  • Harry Ball
  • D. A. Cordery
  • Alan Gouk
  • Derek Southall
  • Richard Ward

5 prizes of £50:

  • Keith Brocklehurst
  • Douglas Kemp
  • Gordon Snee
  • Jean Spencer
  • Stephen Young


Enter date here


David Hockney with 'Peter Getting Out of Nick's Pool'


  • John Moores (Chair)
  • Adrian Heath
  • Norbert Lynton
  • Pierre Restany
  • Lilian Somerville