8 December 2016

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Michael Gove’s Turner Prize Tweet Says Winner Helen Marten Celebrates Ugliness

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!

6 December 2016

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Turner Prize Surprise Winner Announced At Tate Britain Ceremony

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 […]

18 November 2016

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Turner Prize Nominated Helen Marten Awarded Inaugural Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

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.

25 October 2016

Hepworth Prize For Sculpture: Conceptual, Kinetic, Buoyant And Poetic

Finally, the UK has a sculpture prize – The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture – at The Hepworth, Wakefield. The prize has been created to celebrate the Gallery’s 5th anniversary and is named after one of the country’s most celebrated sculptors: Barbara Hepworth.

27 September 2016

UP YOURS! The Turner Prize Is Relevant Again Almost – By Edward Lucie-Smith

Since its heyday in the 1990s, when it helped to establish the reputation of the last really significant art movement in Britain – or perhaps anywhere else – that of the so-called YBAs or Younger British Artists – the Turner Prize has been in decline.

26 September 2016

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Turner Prize 2016: Sweet Chastity Plus Other Installations Go Head To Head

The Turner Prize exhibition was unveiled today at Tate Britain showcasing the work by the four artists shortlisted for this much liked or hated award: Michael Dean, Anthea Hamilton, Helen Marten and Josephine Pryde are the contestants in this real-life reality art competition. The Turner Prize is one of the best-known prizes for the visual arts in the […]