3 December 2015


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 […]

17 August 2015


Turner Prize Takes A Road Trip Across Scotland In 2015

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, […]

14 August 2015


Turner Prize Winning Artist Grenville Davey Receives Honorary Degree

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 […]

14 July 2015


Turner Prize Winner Douglas Gordon Goes On Axe-Wielding Rampage: PICTURES

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. […]

8 July 2015


Ferens Art Gallery in Hull Gets A Facelift For 2017 Turner Prize

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 […]

29 May 2015


Turner Prize To Be Hosted In Hull In 2017 Culture Year

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 […]

26 December 2014


Crossrail Commissions Turner Prize Winning Artists To Decorate Flagship Stations

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 […]

1 December 2014


Turner Prize Winner 2014 Announced Tonight At Tate Britain By Chiwetel Ejiofor

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 […]

18 September 2014


Scottish Independence And The Future Of British Art

People in Scotland have begun voting on independence today. If Scotland votes yes to their independence from the United Kingdom – each will split ending a 307-year-old union – a separation that could also include the re-appraisal of cultural and artistic relationships which could change the face of the contemporary art scene in Britain and […]

11 September 2014


Turner Prize’s 30th Anniversary Looking back – Steve McQueen

In the lead up to the 30th Anniversary of the Turner Prize, presented at Tate Britain from 30th September to 4th January – with its long history, and many media controversies – we take a look at some of the winners of the prize of times past. Having previously looked back at the first winner, […]

8 September 2014


Gillian Wearing Time Travels for Vincent Award

The Turner Prize winner is in line to collect the Dutch art prize for ‘influencing the development of contemporary art in Europe’ by posing as herself from 30 years ago in a piece called Me as an Artist in 1984, the first year of the Turner Prize before Wearing was a professional artist. The Vincent […]

7 September 2014


Turner Prize’s 30th Anniversary Looking back – Malcolm Morley

The Turner Prize will soon come around again on its annual pass of the London artworld; named after the painter J. M. W. Turner, the award is an annual prize presented to a British visual artist under the age of 50. Awarding the prize is organised by the Tate gallery and staged at Tate Britain. […]

9 August 2014


Turner Prize Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary With More Prowess

This year the Turner Prize celebrates 30 years of challenging our sensibilities with four emerging artist and no big name players. Intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art, the Turner Prize is awarded annually to an artist under fifty living in Britain for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of […]

28 July 2014


Turner Prize Winner Jeremy Deller Marks WWI Centenary With New App

Jeremy Deller, the Turner Prize winning artist best known for his ‘Lights Out Lights On’ installation, now in the permanent collection of the Tate has created a new free app as part of 14-18 NOW, the cultural programme marking the centenary of the First World War.  The work comprises four films devised by the artist […]

10 June 2014


Turner Prize Winner Antony Gormley Creates Inhabitable London Site-Specific Sculpture

The Turner prize winning artist Antony Gormley has created a new site-specific sculpture for a london hotel.  ‘Room’ is a giant crouching figure on the façade of London’s new Beaumont Hotel, the interior of which is a hotel suite, was unveiled at a press preview today in the presence of the artist. Antony Gormley said: “I […]

7 May 2014


Turner Prize Shortlist Revealed At Tate Britain For 2014 Competition

Tate Britain has just announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2014. The artists are Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell.   This year marks the 30th year of the Turner Prize, founded in 1984 to promote discussion of new developments in contemporary British art. The variety […]

18 April 2014


Turner Prize Winner Douglas Gordon Stars In New Film Directed By Agnes b

This is an interesting time for Turner Prize winners. They seem to be stepping outside of their comfort zones in order to express themselves in new ways in the film industry. We have already seen Steve McQueen win the 2014 Oscar for best director, with ’12 Years A Slave’, Sam Taylor Wood direct (love it […]

18 April 2014


String Theory: Turner Prize Winner Grenville Davey Collaborates With Leading physicist

A Queen Mary physicist and a Turner Prize winning artist have teamed up to create a new exhibition of sculptures and drawings inspired by String Theory research. Dr David Berman from Queen Mary’s School of Physics and Astronomy researches the hidden symmetries in String Theory, where scientists often discover surprising relationships between different descriptions of space […]

11 December 2013


Laure Prouvost: Turner Prize Winning Installation Set For Cumbrian Show

Laure Prouvost who won the distinguished Turner Prize this year is set to showcase her award winning work ‘Wantee’  in the Cumbrian village, where it was devised and executed. Prouvost spent a period of months in Coniston, involving local artists and the Coniston Youth Club who helped to build the set for the film. The […]

30 November 2013


Artist David Shrigley Commissioned To Re-image London’s Sketch Restaurant

The Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley has been commissioned to redesign the image of Sketch restaurant in central London. The transformation is set for May 2014. The gallery restaurant has a long-term commitment to artist-conceived restaurant spaces. The project follows the huge success of Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed’s sketch restaurant commission in 2012. […]

19 November 2013


Turner Prize Winner Elizabeth Price Awarded CAS And Whitechapel Honours

It has been a very busy week for the Turner Prize winning video artist Elizabeth Price who has not only won the £60,000 Contemporary Art Society (CAS) Award, but has also been selected by the Whitechapel Gallery for Artists’ Film International, an annual touring programme of film, video and animation chosen by 15 partner organisations […]

22 October 2013


Turner Prize Exhibition Unveiled In Derry For City Of Culture 2013

The first ever presentation outside of England of the Turner Prize – the UK’s most prestigious art prize has been unveiled in Derry~Londonderry, the first UK City of Culture, in partnership with Tate. The exhibition is staged at Ebrington, in a newly converted building on the site of a former military barracks, and runs from 23 […]

4 September 2013


Turner Prize Winner Richard Deacon: Major Tate Britain Exhibition Announced

In February 2014, Tate Britain will present a major exhibition of the work of Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon (b.1949), a leading British sculptor who first achieved international recognition in the early 1980s. Consisting of approximately 40 works, this chronological survey will include large, mid-scale and small sculptures shown alongside a series of important drawings. […]

2 August 2013


Malcolm Morley New Ashmolean Exhibition From The First Turner Prize Winner

The Ashmolean Museum has announced a major collaboration with the Hall Art Foundation to present a series of exhibitions of contemporary and post-war art drawn from the collections of the Hall Art Foundation and Andrew and Christine Hall. The collaboration will begin with an exhibition of works by leading British-born artist, Malcolm Morley, curated by […]

1 August 2013



October 2013 sees the first ever presentation outside England of the Turner Prize, the UK’s most prestigious art prize.  The exhibition is organised by Derry/Londonderry, the first UK City of Culture, in partnership with Tate. The exhibition will be staged at Ebrington, in a newly converted building on the site of a former military barracks, and […]

28 July 2013


Roger Hiorns Announces Open Call For Young Male Nude Models

Roger Hiorns the 2009 Turner Prize nominated British artist, known for his installation ‘Seizure’ which consisted of an entire flat in a council estate coated in blue copper-oxide crystals, will exhibit his entire body of ‘Youth’ works for the first time as the inaugural exhibition at The Calder, the Hepworth Wakefield’s new 600 square metre […]

14 July 2013


Turner Prize Winning Video Artist Steve McQueen Celebrated In Swiss Exhibition

The first comprehensive exhibition of work by the Turner Prize winning British video artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen is presented at Schaulager in Basel Switzerland. For the first time, more than twenty video and film installations, photographs and other selected work will be on view in a larger context. For this unprecedented show, two floors […]

13 July 2013


Turner Prize Winner Mark Leckey Curates New Summer Exhibition

Mark Leckey the Turner Prize winning artist has curated an exhibition that explores the magical world of new technology, as well as tracing its connections to the beliefs of our distant past. Historical and contemporary works of art, videos, machines, archaeological artefacts and iconic objects, like the giant inflatable cartoon figure of Felix the Cat […]

9 July 2013


Turner Prize Artist Grayson Perry To Present This Year’s Reith Lectures

The Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry has been selected as this year’s Reith Lecturer. He will present a series of four lectures, entitled ‘Grayson Perry: Playing to the Gallery’, Grayson will explore the role and place of art in the global, digital landscape of the 21st Century. All four of the lectures will be […]

11 March 2013


Tate Britain Unveils New Commission by Turner-Prize Winner Simon Starling

Tate Britain today unveiled a major new commission: Phantom Ride, by Turner-Prize winning artist Simon Starling (b 1967). Since 2012, a leading contemporary artist has been invited each year to develop a work inspired by Tate’s Collection for the Tate Britain Commission, supported by Sotheby’s. In response, Starling has created a film installation that haunts […]

6 March 2013


Mark Wallinger Unveils Maquette For Ebbsfleet Mega Horse Sculpture

Mark Wallinger, the Turner Prize winning artist (2007) has unveiled the Maquette for a mega-sculpture of a horse, on the Mall today. The statue will stand alongside the A2 and be visible from Eurostar trains entering and leaving the country. The project team will now concentrate on finishing the fundraising that will be necessary to […]

24 January 2013


Mark Leckey Curates The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

The Turner Prize winning artist Mark Leckey curates The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, the latest of Hayward Touring’s artist-curated exhibitions. Opening at the Bluecoat, Liverpool on 16 February 2013, the exhibition includes work by Thomas Bayrle, Louise Bourgeois, William Blake, Prunella Clough, Jim Shaw and Tøyen. The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things explores the tenuous […]