Winner of the John Moores Painting Prize 2018, Jacqui Hallum showcases her most recent work at the Walker Art Gallery.
Based in Totnes, Devon, Jacqui Hallum attended Coventry School of Art and Design and the Slade. She is interested in the possibilities of the painted object. Her works are subject to change and decay and her imagery is sourced from medieval woodcuts, leaded glass windows, Art Nouveau children’s book illustrations, tarot cards, Berber carpets and still life flower studies. Hallum has been living and working in Liverpool this year and her time in the city has inspired this recent body of work.
The internationally renowned John Moores Painting Prize is the UK's longest-established painting prize, founded in 1957. Named after the sponsor of the prize, Sir John Moores (1896-1993), the competition is entered and judged anonymously and open to all UK-based artists working with paint.
In addition to the £25,000 prize money, in celebration of the Prize’s 60th anniversary, Hallum was also awarded a three-month Fellowship at Liverpool School of Art & Design. This solo display at the Walker, which was also a part of the first prize, reveals how her studio residency, hosted by Liverpool School of Art and Design, has enabled the development of her work towards the creation of this exhibition.