NEWS: Liverpool Art Prize 2014 shortlist announced

have announced the artists shortlisted for the seventh annual Liverpool Art Prize, they are local artists Brigitte Jurack, Tabitha Jussa and Jason Thompson.

The Liverpool Art Prize has been successfully awarding the city region’s most exciting and inspiring contemporary visual artists for the past seven years. The exhibition of the shortlisted artists’ work will take place in Liverpool during May and June 2014, to coincide with the International Festival of Business.

The judges considered the work of 53 artists, born or currently based in Liverpool City Region, who put forward their work following an open nomination process. Pavel Büchler, a Czech-born, UK-based artist, teacher and occasional writer, Francesco Manacorda, Artistic Director of Tate Liverpool and Simon Poulter, new media artist and Metal’s Associate Curator were unanimous in deciding to shortlist these three outstanding artists.

Wirral based Brigitte Jurack’s sculptures and installations seek 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.

Just Wait For Me

Tabitha Jussa’s socio-political photographic work has captured match-day crowds and abandoned social housing estates.

Eldon Grove

Jason Thompson’s paintings take inspiration from mechanical, botanical and anatomical diagrams.

Nothing Has Been Decided

The artists will compete for the £2000 cash prize announced at an Awards Ceremony in June. A new partnership with The Bluecoat will invite the winning artist to present a solo show in their Vide space in 2015. The People’s Choice award of £1000 is selected by a public vote taken at the gallery.

More opportunities for artists will be announced later in the year as part of the Liverpool Art Prize, including the Metal International Exchange residency to Shanghai and the Metal Studio Award. Read about Nicola Dale who recently returned from Shanghai as part of this year’s awards here:


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