The Liverpool Art Prize is a competition of contemporary art open to professional artists based in or born in the Liverpool City Region of the United Kingdom.
2014 will be the 7th Liverpool Art Prize. The competition is administered and managed by Metal at Edge Hill Station.
The prize of £2000 pounds is awarded to the winning artist. The winner of the People’s choice award, decided on by the public voting at the gallery, will be awarded with £1000.
This year’s shortlist comprises of:
Brigitte Jurack– Sculpture/installation. Her work seeks to trigger memories of being, in place and in time. Recent sculptures and photographs celebrate play and include a new public artwork for Wallasey’s Central Park. She is one of the founding members of Foreign Investment, an artists’ collective that has performed and exhibited widely since its inauguration in 1996.www.brigittejurack.de
Tabitha Jussa– Photography. Tabitha’s socio-political photographic work has captured match-day crowds and abandoned social housing estates. Her recent large–scale compositions examine whether physical spaces and buildings define who we are. www.san-guine.com
Jason Thompson– Painting. Jason’s Paintings take inspiration from mechanical, botanical and anatomical diagrams. Their repetitive patterns are made by copying, mirroring and echoing other parts. Structures are formed by this feedback process and it is as though the painting begins to paint itself, like a natural evolutionary process. www.iamjasonthompson.com
The exhibition will open on Thursday 8 May at 6pm, at Edge Hill Station.
Entrance is FREE. Open Thursday – Saturday 11.00am-5.00pm until Saturday 21 June.
Viewings, group tours and workshops can also be made by calling  7072277 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Entrance on platform one.
Edge Hill Station is one-stop from Lime Street. Trains run regularly (approx 5 per hour). Check Northern Rail’s website for up to date travel informationwww.northernrail.org.
Running as part of IFB Culture
Nominations were open to any contemporary visual artist based in or born inLiverpool City Region (including the boroughs of Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) and the shortlist was decided by considering the contribution or impact they have made to the local, national or international art scene.
The judges for this year are:
Pavel Büchler, Czech-born artist, teacher and occasional writer from Manchester
Laura Davis, Arts Editor for the Liverpool Post
Jude Kelly, OBE founder and Chair of Metal, Artistic Director at the Southbank Centre
Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director Tate Liverpool
This year’s winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony at Edge Hill Station on Wednesday 18 June, 6.00pm-8.00pm.
Images from last year’s exhibition can be seen here:http://www.metalculture.com/liverpool/liverpool-art-prize-2013.html
A list of nominated artists can be seen here:http://www.metalculture.com/liverpool/lap-2014-nominations.html