This year the Corke Gallery is one of the sponsors of the John Moores Painting Prize, now in its 60th year. New Contemporaries marks the start of the gallery’s new season of ten exhibitions running from April – December.
In 2017, after being impressed with the standard of painting at the Liverpool Hope University Fine Art Department, the Corke Gallery agreed to offer an Exhibition Award to the student or students whose work stood out at that year’s degree show.
The standard of work was very high and made the selection process particularly difficult. After viewing all the paintings, it was decided that four students stood out; New Contemporaries features new artworks by all four artists as well as a few works included as part of the degree show. A particular highlight, and a first at the Corke Gallery, will be Olivia Maddocks’ whole-room painting; a single painting covering all four walls, plus the floor of one of the gallery rooms.
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