11 May 2021

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Turner Nominated Black Obsidian Sound System Bites The Hand Of Tate

The 2021 Turner Prize nominated artist collective, Black Obsidian Sound System has lashed out at Tate in a statement following their surprise nomination. They are demanding; ‘The right to thrive in conditions that are nurturing and supportive’.

1 April 2021

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David Mach RA Unveils 100 Mile Scottish Border Wall Project

Construction has started on the ‘Irn Curtain’, a 100-mile artwork by the Turner Prize-nominated artist David Mach RA

2 March 2021

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Mark Wallinger State Britain 2007 – Significant Works – Sue Hubbard

In this series, Sue Hubbard explores Mark Wallinger State Britain 2007 an artwork and Turner Prize winning exhibition at the Tate Gallery.

8 February 2021

Simon Patterson Exhibition Opens At Serlachius Museum Gustaf Finland

The Turner Prize nominated artist Simon Patterson, an original participant in Damien Hirst’s Freeze exhibition and closely associated with the YBA movement in the UK is the subject of a major exhibition at the Serlachius Museum Gustaf in Finland. 

6 November 2019

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Turner Prize To Be Presented By British Vogue’s Edward Enninful

This year’s year’s Turner Prize will be presented by the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful OBE, in Margate on Tuesday 3 December 2019. 

14 October 2019

The Turner: An Exhibition of Past Turner Prize Nominees – Clare Henry

Glasgow: Love it or loathe it, the Tate Turner prize is here to stay. It’s a huge accolade. And you don’t need to win. Being nominated (4 each year since 1984) is almost as good.

28 September 2019

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Turner Prize Plus Margate Now Festival Consolidates Seaside Town’s Art Credentials

I’ve watched Margate grow as a cultural hub since the launch of the Turner Contemporary Gallery in 2011.

3 January 2019

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Zombie Formalism: Ticking The Right Boxes Be Damned – Edward Lucie-Smith

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.

28 October 2018

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Gillian Wearing Exhibition Celebrating Her Parliament Square Millicent Fawcett Statue Announced

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.

26 September 2018

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Collective Protest Turner Prize Nominee Luke Willis Thompson At Tate

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

Turner Prize Smug-Fest Crashes And Bores – Edward Lucie-Smith

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

Christine Borland: A Moving Tribute To Veterans Everywhere – Clare Henry

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

Laure Prouvost Selected To Represent France At 58th Venice Biennale

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.

26 January 2018

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Turner Prize Winner Martin Boyce Unveils New Commission At Tate Britain 

Martin Boyce the Turner Prize-winning artist has been commissioned to create a new installation outside Tate Britain.

17 July 2017

Assemble Art Collective Open Major New Museum Survey In Vienna

The Turner Prize winning art collective Assemble: are offered a major new survey of their work at the Architekturzentrum Wien.

25 May 2017

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Margate’s Turner Contemporary To Host Turner Prize In 2019

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

Turner Prize 2017 Shortlist Reveals Obscure Multicultural Pick & Mix

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

Ageism Sucks: Turner Prize Scraps Under Fifty Age Restriction

The Tate announced today that The Turner Prize will scrap the stipulation that shortlisted artists must be under 50.

17 February 2017

Turner Prize Artists Gallerists and Curators Unite Against Right-Wing Extremism

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

Turner Prize Winners Unite To Help Fund Glasgow School Of Art Fire

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.

23 December 2016

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Top 10 – Outlandish Turner Prize Nominees

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.

8 December 2016

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Quiz – How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

8 December 2016

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Quiz – Turner Prize Time

How much do you know about the Turner Prize?

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!

7 December 2016

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Quiz – Assemble 2015 Turner Prize Winners

Test your knowledge of Turner Prize-winning collective Assemble.

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.

22 September 2016

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Hull City Of Culture: Rembrandt To Turner Prize Highlights Announced

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 […]

14 December 2015

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DIY: Turner Prize Winners Assemble Explore The Art Of Making In Norwich

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 […]

8 December 2015

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Assemble: Turner Prize Winners In Conversation With Artlyst – Exclusive Interview

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 […]

3 December 2015

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Assemble: Turner Prize Nominated Collective Receive Art On The Underground Commission

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 […]