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Lecturer stars alongside art icons in painting prize interview

School of Creative and Performing Arts lecturer Dr Donal Moloney was invited to feature in a special video celebrating the 60th anniversary of the John Moores Painting Prize.

Dr Moloney, who is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art and the John Moores Painting Prize Visitors’ Choice winner, talked about the power of painting and how it is still an important medium.

In the video, he said: “It can be really serious, it can be ironic, it can be dumb, it can be exciting, it can say things and reflect things that are happening in the world.”

Appearing alongside Dr Moloney is Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Artist Sir Peter Blake, Chair of Arts Council England Sir Nicholas Serota, and Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid MBE.

The John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s longest-established painting prize, founded in 1957. The video hears from previous prize winners, and jurors, as they look back over the past 60 years.

Watch the video in full here.

Published on 07/12/2018