I’ve been looking again at Georgina Adam’s recently published book, The Dark Side of the Boom (Lund Humphries). It ranges over a wide variety of contemporary art world topics and is quite largely concerned with recent art world misdeeds – that is, with the commercial rather than the official sector of art world activity, insofar as these can be fully separated from one another.
Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere, an exhibition documenting the creation of Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing’s recently- unveiled statue of Suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett, situated in Parliament Square, London.
A group calling themselves BBZ London have protested at Tate Britain in response to the Turner Prize nomination of Luke Willis Thompson.
24 September 2018
Before I go any further, let me note that, on the very day this iteration of the annual Turner Prize exhibition was revealed to the press, a review in the Evening Standard hailed it as “thrilling”.
27 June 2018
World War 1, was one of the bloodiest wars in all history, with a total of 41 million dead. The UK suffered over a million deaths with nearly 2 million injured. With 6% of the population affected, almost every street in Britain knew blood, gore, grief and loss.
22 May 2018
Turner Prize winner Laure Prouvost has been chosen to represent France at the 58th International Art Biennial Venice which will take place from May 11 to November 24, 2019.
Martin Boyce the Turner Prize-winning artist has been commissioned to create a new installation outside Tate Britain.
17 July 2017
The Turner Prize winning art collective Assemble: are offered a major new survey of their work at the Architekturzentrum Wien.
The Turner Prize, one of the worlds most coveted prizes for contemporary art will be held in 2019 at Turner Contemporary in Margate.
3 May 2017
The Turner Prize 2017 shortlist has just been announced at Tate Britain. The artists chosen from diverse multicultural backgrounds are relatively unknown.
29 March 2017
The Tate announced today that The Turner Prize will scrap the stipulation that shortlisted artists must be under 50.
17 February 2017
Two hundred plus well-known artists, gallerists, and curators lead by Turner Prize winners Anish Kapoor, Wolfgang Tillmans, Steve McQueen, Douglas Gordon, Mark Wallinger and Yinka Shonibare have signed their support to the “Hands Off Our Revolution” movement. Founded by artist Adam Broomberg, the group was launched in reaction to the Brexit vote, the refugee crisis, and the election of Donald Trump as President of the US.
29 January 2017
Several Turner Prize Winners including Antony Gormley Anish Kapoor and Grayson Perry have created artworks from found material taken from the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art to raise funds for the restoration.
Love it or loath it, the Turner Prize award always raises a critic’s scrutinising eyebrow. Some past prize winners are now household names, others have sunk into the hinterlands of obscurity. Here are some of the more outlandish past entrants.
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Great to see the Turner Prize is on Brexiteer Michael Gove’s radar. It proves how important the arts must be to him, even though he was almost single handily responsible for the near scrapping of Art History courses from the A Level syllabus!
Congratulations to Helen Marten winner of the prestigious Turner Prize for 2016. The award announced at a ceremony in London this evening is the most coveted prize given to a British artist, under the age of 50, having mounted one of the best exhibitions of the last 12 months. This year artists Anthea Hamilton, Michael Dean, Helen Marten and […]
This is a big year for the British artist Helen Marten. Not only has she been nominated for the 2016 Turner Prize but she has been awarded the inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture.
The reopening of the Ferens Art Gallery following a £4.5 million facelift, the Turner Prize, an exhibition of Francis Bacon’s Screaming Popes, Spencer Tunick’s nudes, works by Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Matisse from the British Museum, a brand new contemporary art space, Humber Street Gallery, and an Open Exhibition showcasing the work of local artists which will be judged by the director of London’s National Gallery and Hull-born […]
The groundbreaking exhibition Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing at Norwich Castle Museum, which includes this year’s Turner Prize winners Assemble, provides a fascinating insight into today’s making revolution and features four newly commissioned works. Also included is Homework by Will Shannon. Whilst commissioned as part of Build Your Own: Tools for Sharing, Homework has been an […]
Assemble, the 2015 winners of this years coveted Turner Prize are a collective consisting of 18 members. Their practice crosses fields of design, architecture and craft to create playful installation environments. They were nominated for their Granby Four Streets project which saw the transformation of a dilapidated group of terraced houses in Liverpool into works […]
The Turner Prize 2016 nominated, ‘Assemble’, the architecture and design collective, have announced a new commission from Art on the Underground. This is the official art programme for Transport for London (TfL), and will take place at Seven Sisters Tube station. The project is part of Underline, a series of commissions for the Victoria line in 2015-16. From early […]
The Turner Prize 2015, will take a trip across Scotland, as part of the event this year. The Travelling Gallery will take a special show out on the road featuring a roll-call of past Scottish Turner Prize winners and nominees, starting on 22 August 2015, then travelling right across Scotland as far as the Highlands and the Orkney Islands, visiting schools, […]
The Turner Prize-winning artist, Grenville Davey, who won the award in 1992 is to be honoured at Writtle College Graduation Ceremonies this year. A stalwart of the Essex farming community and a dedicated supporter of the College along with Lise-Lotte Olsen, a former Chair of the Board of Governors at Writtle, both have been be granted Honorary Degrees. The artist alsong […]
The Turner Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon has gone on an axe-wielding rampage at HOME the centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film in Manchester. Gordon, currently directing Neck Of The Woods at the Festival, launched the axe attack on the walls of the new £25m venue where his show is currently being staged. […]
The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has announced it will shut its doors for a revamp in time to host the Turner Prize in 2017. The neo-classical building will exhibit the Prize competitors during Hull’s City of Culture year. The £4.5m facelift will bring it up to scratch in order to exhibit Britain’s biggest annual art award. Work has already begun to move 2,500 […]
The Turner Prize, one of the most important events in British art, will be hosted in Hull UK City of Culture in 2017,it was announced today. The art exhibition and award will be staged at the city’s Ferens art gallery. It is the first event to be announced for Hull’s City of Culture year. The gallery […]
The Turner Prize winning artists Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright have been chosen to create art for the flagship Crossrail, Tottenham Court Road station. City of London Corporation will match funds amounting to half the costs of the Art Programme in Crossrail’s central London stations. The newly dubbed Culture Line is to deliver artworks by […]
This year’s Turner Prize competition will be announced at Tate Britain following the Channel 4 News from 7:45pm this evening. The nominees this year are Duncan Campbell, James Richards, Ciara Phillips and Tris Vonna-Michell, shortlisted for Britain’s most coveted contemporary art prize. They four artists employ audio, video, craft and design however this year, for […]