Five museums have been shortlisted for this year’s Art Fund Museum of the Year prize with the winning museum set to receive £100,000 in prize money.
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Writing for a-n News in August 2016, Hull-based artist Paul Collinson called on the City of Culture legacy team to “set foot outside their fortress and talk to those who will be left behind to carry on the good work”. Now, after the city’s high-profile year of cultural activity, he looks back over the year and asks, “Where next?”
Lubaina Himid has approached the fanfare surrounding her Turner Prize win with characteristic low-key charm and generosity. Sonya Dyer hails her influence and achievements and hopes she will now be properly recognised as a contemporary artist making vital work today.
The winner of this year’s Turner Prize – the first since its under-50 age restriction was lifted – was announced at a ceremony in Hull Minster.
Curated by George Vasey and Sacha Craddock and featuring artists Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Buttner, Lubaina Himid, and Rosalind Nashashibi, this year’s Turner Prize exhibition in Hull showcases strong and exciting work. Fisun Güner reports.
The shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize includes painting, film, drawing and installation and features two artists who would previously have been too old to be considered.
Tate, the organiser of the Turner Prize, has announced that the under-50 age limit is to be lifted.
Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has reopened after a £5.2 million refurbishment largely funded by Hull City Council. But while the local authority should be commended for its commitment to culture, Sheila McGregor argues that the blame for council cuts in towns and cities across the UK needs to be forcefully directed at Westminster politicians rather than hapless local representatives.
Ferens Art Gallery Hull
4 April 2006 to 6 June 2006