John Moores Prize
The shortlist of 40 entries - out of 3,222 - for the £25,000 John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize has been announced. Julian Brain is one of the finalists with his detailed, somewhat eerie painting Special Relativity (note the armchairs in the painting on the wall). The winner will be announced on 20 September to coincide with the opening of an exhibition of the 40 shortlisted paintings at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Click the title link for a larger graphic and the list of 40 artists.