NEWS: Shortlist for Liverpool Art Prize 2013 Announced

Local artists Kevin Hunt, Tabitha Moses, Juliann O’Malley and Laurence Payot have been revealed as the shortlist for the 2013 Liverpool Art Prize as it returns for its 6th successive year.

Julieann O’Malley is an interdisciplinary artist based in Liverpool. Her practice is fundamentally live durational performance installations, video work, sound and photography. Website

Kevin Hunt is a sculptor based at Liverpool’s The Royal Standard concurrently working on a number of curatorial projects alongside his practice as an artist. He constructs sculpture utilising the found and redundant, reconfiguring these things to expose an inherent beauty, playfully tampering with the poetics of found form. Website

Laurence Payot infiltrates our everyday to create short-circuits and challenge our pre-conceived perceptions. From interventions and sculptures in the public realm, to larger collective performances, she generously invites the viewers to become active participants, blurring the line between the work and its audience. Laurence has been based at The Royal Standard for the last 8 years, and is originally from Metz, France. Website

Tabitha Moses lives in Liverpool and is based at Bridewell Studios. Her work concerns the tangible expression of human experience. Her subjects include murder, bodies, skin and Blackpool. Website


Established by ArtInLiverpool founders Ian and Minako Jackson, the prize is awarded to a professional artist from or based in the Liverpool region, selected by a judging panel which this year comprises Sally Tallant (Director of Liverpool Biennial), Tim Etchells (multi-disciplinary artist), Laura Davis (Arts Editor, Liverpool Daily Post) and Robyn Woolston (2012 LAP winner). Other previous winners include AL and AL, David Jacques, Elizabeth Willow and The Singh Twins.


The Exhibition was first shown at CUC and is now shown and organised by METAL at Edge Hill Station, where this year’s prizewinner and People’s Choice Award winner will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 29 May.



26 April – 8 June // Metal at Edge Hill Station // L7 6ND 


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