Magdalena Gluszak – Holeksa selected for John Moores Painting Prize 2023

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On November 13, 2023

Painting Her Husband Didn’t Die, He Just Became Beautiful (2023) by Digswell Arts fellow Magdalena Gluszak – Holeksa has been selected for the John Moores Painting Prize 2023. 70 paintings have been selected for the exhibition from a record number of over 3,000 entries. The John Moores Painting Prize brings together the best in contemporary British painting right now. Supporting artists from all over the UK – whether they’re undiscovered, emerging or established in their careers – the prize provides a platform for artists to inspire, disrupt and challenge the British painting art scene today. All entries are judged anonymously over a two-stage selection process by our panel of judges. Jurors: Alexis Harding, Chila Kumari Singh Burman MBE, Marlene Smith, The White Pube and Yu Hong. (

The John Moores Painting Prize is the UK’s most well-known painting competition, bringing together the best contemporary painting from across the UK to Liverpool. First held in 1957, the competition was named after its founding sponsor Sir John Moores. The prize is open to all artists working with paint, who are aged 18 years or over and live or are professionally based in the UK. Showcasing the best new painting produced in Britain today, the prize has culminated in an exhibition held at the Walker Art Gallery every two years.

John Moore Painting Prize 2023

Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

16 Sep 2023 — 25 Feb 2024

Her Husband Didn’t Die, He Just Became Beautiful, oil on canvas, 90 x 120 cm, 2023

Private view, 14 Sep 2023


Instagram: @magdalena_gluszak

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