23 December 2012


Joe Strummer Celebrated On the Tenth Anniversary Of His Death

Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of the legendary Joe Strummer the singer and guitarist of the Clash, a band that had it not existed, music would be very different today.  The Clash left an important legacy in the bands they influenced including, REM, The Cure, Arcade Fire, Manic Street Preachers, U2, Green […]

30 November 2012


Simon Starling Chosen for Tate Britain 2013 Commission

The Turner Prize winning artist Simon Starling (b 1967), has been selected to create a major new project for the Tate Britain Commission 2013, supported by Sotheby’s. The annual commission invites artists to make work in response to Tate’s collection of British and international art. Starling’s ambitious new installation, developed especially for the neoclassical Duveen […]

29 November 2012


Turner prize Artist Douglas Gordon Sculpture Stolen From Christie’s

A Solid gold sculpture by the Turner Prize winning artist  Douglas Gordon  valued at £500,000 has been stolen from a Christie’s storage facility in London. The sculpture titled Left Hand and Right Hand Have Left One Another,Created in 2007, disappeared from Christie’s sometime on 28th November. It is  made from solid gold, and has an […]

27 November 2012

Tony Cragg Exhibition Perceiving The Natural And Material Worlds

Tony Cragg is exhibiting a powerful new selection of works at Lisson Gallery in London from tomorrow 28 November. This is Cragg’s twelfth exhibition at Lisson, representing more than three decades of collaboration since his groundbreaking first show in 1979. Cragg’s work is based first on observation and understanding of the natural and material worlds, […]

25 October 2012


Londonderry UK City of Culture Hosts World Class Programme

Back in July 2010 Derry/Londonderry was chosen as the UK’s first City of Culture. Today the reality has set in and the programme has been officially released to the press. The city will now play host to a world-class programme which includes the Turner Prize presented outside England for the first time; a new commission […]

31 August 2012


Turner Prize Nominee Luke Fowler ICA Artist In Residence

The ICA’s most recent artist in residence, 2012 Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler, presents his project Notes within Vibrations (Spatial Response to the ICA Archive) as the culmination of his work with the gallery. The audio-visual piece, created specifically in response to Fowler’s residency at the ICA, will consist of new work generated from his […]

11 July 2012


Roger Hiorns Turner Nominated Seizure Saved For The Nation

The Arts Council Collection has announced that Untitled (Seizure) by Turner Prize 2009 nominee Roger Hiorns has been saved from demolition and will go on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in spring 2013. The gift to the Arts Council Collection has been made possible by the artist, Artangel and the Jerwood Charitable Foundation through the […]

15 May 2012


Turner Prize Jeremy Deller To Represent Britain At Venice Biennale

Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller has been chosen to represent Britain at next year’s Venice Biennale. Deller will be given a solo exhibition at the British Pavilion from June to November 2013, following in the footsteps of artists such as Tracey Emin, Anish Kapoor, and Lucian Freud. ‘I really don’t know what I’m going to […]

14 May 2012


Essex Locals Snub Grayson Perry Plans For Radical New Gallery

Locals are up in arms about Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry’s plans for a holiday home and gallery space in the Essex village of Wrabness The designs would transform a derelict farmhouse on Simpsons Farm, overlooking the River Stour, with such eccentric features as statues on the roof and triangular ceramic tiles. The building was […]

26 April 2012


Antony Gormley Field Installation Given National Trust Tudor Home

Antony Gormley’s installation ‘Field’ – consisting of 40,000 crudely made miniature clay figures – has found a new home at a Tudor National Trust Property near Ilminster in Somerset, known as Barrington Court. Gormley – the artist responsible for the iconic Angel of the North – won the Turner Prize in 1994, having been nominated […]

15 April 2012


West Midlands Dark Horse Bid To Host Turner Prize

A dark horse candidate emerges in the race to host the Turner Prize 2015 A West Midlands art gallery is set to launch an audacious bid to stage the exhibition and award ceremony. Directors at The New Art Gallery in Walsall claim that they have both the necessary space and majestic vision to host award in […]

27 March 2012

Gillian Wearing At Whitechapel Gallery REVIEW

Gillian Wearing finally gets the major survey exhibition she deserves It was long ago that Gillian Wearing won the Turner Prize (1997). And a major survey of her work – like the exhibition opening this week at the Whitechapel Gallery – is equally long overdue. Having arrived, this exhibition demonstrates the enduring concern of the […]

10 March 2012


Turner Prize Londonderry On Course For 2013

Plans to mount the Turner Prize in Derry Northern Ireland in 2013 are progressing on schedule according to both Ilex and the Culture Company. Derry will be the UK’s first City of Culture in 2013 after beating Birmingham, Norwich and Sheffield to the title. It will host a series of cultural events throughout the year, […]

1 March 2012


Turner Prize Baltic Centre Emulate Tate With New Gallery

Turner Prize 2011 hosts, The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, is set to open a second branch in neighbouring Newcastle – BALTIC 39 The Baltic in Gateshead had more than 500,000 visitors last year when it hosted the Turner Prize; and now it’s making a bid for Tate-style world domination with the opening of an […]

17 February 2012


Wolfgang Tillmans And Jeremy Deller Headline Glasgow Art Festival

Turner Prize winning artists Jeremy Deller and Wolfgang Tillmans announced as headliners at Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (20 April 2012 – 7 May 2012) Jeremy Deller, winner of the Turner Prize in 2004, will be presenting a major new, interactive public artwork called Sacrilege. After its appearance at the GI Festiv 2012, the […]

19 January 2012

Zarina Bhimji Trades In At Whitechapel

  Zarina Bhimji @ Whitechapel Gallery – REVIEW Zarina Bhimji, tjhe Uganda-born artist nominated for the 2007 Turner Prize, presents an incredible selection of work from the last 25 year, including the premiere of her new film ‘Yellow Patch’, at the Whitechapel Gallery. The exhibition opens with Bhimji’s new film on Indian-African trade history, ‘Yellow […]

16 January 2012


Yinka Shonibare Exhibition For Big Apple

British born, Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE is exhibiting in New York at the James Cohan Gallery with new works in February (16) running through until March 24th. In this multi-part exhibition of new sculptures, photoworks and the premiere of a new film, Shonibare explores the concept of destiny as it relates to themes of […]

17 December 2011


Northern Art Prize Gives Turner A Run For its Money

Quality work with a Northern edge pushes artistic boundaries The Northern Art Prize 2011 exhibition takes place at Leeds Art Gallery from 25 November 2011 to 19 February 2012. The winner will be announced on 19 January 2012 and will receive £16,500, with each of the runners up receiving £1,500. Now in its fifth year, […]

14 December 2011


Gillian Wearing Show Announced By Whitechapel

Photos and Film are the focus for 2012 Wearing exhibition The Whitechapel Gallery has just announced the first international survey of Turner Prize-winning British artist Gillian Wearing’s photographs and films, which explore the public and private lives of ordinary people. Fascinated by how people present themselves in front of the camera in fly-on-the-wall documentaries and […]

26 November 2011


Banksy Not Nominated For Turnip Prize 2011

Prestigious Turnip Prize Artists Spotlighted as Banksy fails to make final Banksy the Oscar-nominated filmmaker and graffiti artist has missed out being shortlisted for this years Turnip prize. It would have been his fifth nomination. The work submitted in a gaudy gilt frame is one of his stick figures with text reading, ‘Is Crap art […]

15 November 2011


Anish Kapoor Invades Robin Hood Country

Nottingham stopover for major contemporary sculpture exhibition A touring exhibition of Turner Prize winning artist Anish Kapoor opens at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery this week, from 19 November 2011 until 11 March 2012, after which it moves to the Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park. A number of tours, workshops and a trail to […]

14 November 2011


Turner Prize Nominee George Shaw Comes Home

Herbert Art Gallery Coventry offers the Chance to win an original Shaw Turner Prize Nominee George Shaw is exhibiting his paintings for the first time in the city that they depict. This collection of works illustrate places many viewers will recognise, the specific pubs, street corners, rows of garages, trees and shops, but less familiar […]

14 November 2011


Fashion Royalty Mario Testino to Reveal Turner Prize 2011

World’s most famous fashion photographer Mario Testino to present artworld’s most prestigious award – the Turner Prize It has been announced that Mario Testino, one of the world’s most well known and celebrated fashion photographers, will present this year’s Turner Prize at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead on 5 December 2011.  The pronouncement on which of the four nominated artists have […]

9 November 2011


Karla Black Biennale Bags For Glasgow Charity

Turner Prize nominee Karla Black swaps plastic bags for linen, in aid of The Glasgow Project Room Three hand-painted, signed linen bags created by Turner Prize nominee Karla Black, and commemorating her Biennale exhibition, will be offered at a silent auction. Black designed the bags alongside her exhibition representing Scotland at the 2011 Venice Biennale, which […]

23 October 2011


Damien Hirst Turns His Hand To Graphic Design

Is Damien Hirst a better designer than artist? Artist Damien Hirst’s latest venture into the world of graphic design finds his thinly spread, although highly sought after signature on a new, limited edition Brandy label and gift box. The work was created for friend, Alice Tempereley, whose family have been making Cider Brandy for 25 […]

19 June 2011


Brian Haw: Mark Wallinger’s Turner Prize Winning Inspiration Dies

Brian Haw the peace campaigner who help set up the peace camp in Parliament Square has died of cancer age 62. in 2007 Haw won a Channel 4 News award for “The Most Inspiring Political Figure” of the year.

21 April 2011


Turner Prize Artists Team with Royal Ballet For Olympiad Event

Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 is set to pair Turner Prize artists with Royal Ballet choreographers for National Gallery ROH collaboration for the Cultural Olympiad. In a celebration of British creativity, this unique collaboration between The Royal Ballet and the National Gallery is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival and opens […]

20 April 2011


Turner Prize 2011 Shortlist Announcement

The announcement of the Turner Prize 2011 shortlist took place on Wednesday 4 May at Tate Britain. These are the Artists nominated: The 4 artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2011 are Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd and George Shaw. This year the prize moves to The Baltic in Gateshead. The […]

29 January 2011


Tony Cragg Exhibits At The Louvre

Figure out / Figure in The Louvre is now playing host to a group of works by the leading British contemporary sculptor, Tony Cragg, installed under the Louvre’s famous Glass Pyramid. The exhibition opened on 26 January and runs through October 2011. In addition, to the visual dialogue which transcends the centuries between Tony Cragg […]

16 September 2010


Turner Prize to Leave London For Gateshead

Tate has announced that the prestigious Turner Prize 2011 will be mounted at the BALTIC in Newcastle. This is only the second time that the prize has been presented outside of London. In 2007 it was hosted by Tate Liverpool, ahead of the city’s tenure as European capital of culture.This is first time that it […]