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A selection of artists, curators and writers have been asked to select their favourite work from the show


Selected by Kate Cooper artist 

Ellie Towers

Selected by Ryan Gander ARTIST 

Emma Dolan

Selected by Samuel Leuenberger Founder & Director, SALTS, Basel & Art Parcours Curator, Art Basel 

Ashleigh Sands and Ella Crabtree

Selected by Marie-Anne McQuay head of programme,  Bluecoat, Liverpool,

curator Welsh pavilion Venice Bienalle 2019

Phoebe O’Connor


Selected by Miranda Sawyer Writer and Broadcaster

Bethan King

Selected by Hans Ulrich Obrist Artistic Director, Serpentine Galleries, London 

Parice Bowyer

Selected by SIMEON BARCLAY artist 

Ashleigh Sands and Ella Crabtree

Natalie Weston

Mentorship prizes

Selected by the Directors of three major Art Institutions in Liverpool, the prize consists of 6 hours

of 1-1 mentorship over a year period with the Director of that institution.

TATE Liverpool mentorship prize 
Selected by
Helen Legg Director of TATE Liverpool

Joe Goff and Emma Dolan 

Liverpool Biennial mentorship prize 

Selected by Fatoş Üstek Director of Liverpool Biennial

Ashleigh Sands and Ella Crabtree 

FACT mentorship prize

Selected by Nicola Triscott Director of FACT, Liverpool

Parice Bowyer



PolyResidency Prizes have been developed over the last 5 years with local studio and gallery providers to give a 6 month residency, each of which has at least 4 public moments. These have included galleries, project spaces, discussion spaces, experimental noise events, and focal points for peer collaboration.

CBS studios prize 1:

Nadia Kawafi 

CBS studios prize 2:

Emma Dolan

CBS studios prize 3:

Parice Bowyer 

The Royal Standard prize 1:

Nicole Stiff 

The Royal Standard prize 2:

Ashleigh Sands and Ella Crabtree

The Royal Standard prize 3:

Phoebe O’Connor and Kirsty Jo Wallace

Bidston Observatory Residency Prize:



Research Prize

Prize offered to the most original piece of written research

Ella Crabtree

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