Julie Cockburn, The Playground
We are pleased to announce that Julie Cockburn has been selected for the 2016 John Moores Painting Prize exhibition at the prestigious Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Open to all painters in the UK, works for the exhibition have been selected anonymously by an independent jury which included Gillian Carnegie, Richard Davey, Ansel Krut, Phoebe Unwin and Ding Yi.
The overall winner will receive £25,000 and four further prizes of £2,500 will be awarded. The names of the five shortlisted prize winners will be announced in June 2016, with the first prize winner being revealed on 7 July 2016.
The winner of the Visitors' Choice award, sponsored by Rathbones, will be voted for by the public during the exhibition and will receive a prize of £2,016.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue. All works featured in the exhibition will be available to purchase.