For ‘A Woman’s Place at Knole’, six female artists including 2017 Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid have responded to the usually hidden, gendered stories of an historic National Trust property in Kent to produce artworks that span painting, sculpture, film and online. Judith Alder reports.
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The artists Lubaina Himid and Rose Wylie, plus Liverpool Biennial director Sally Tallant and Peer founder and director Ingrid Swenson, are among those working in the visual arts who receive honours this year.
For the latest in our ongoing Scene Report series, Preston-based artist Martin Hamblen provides a tour of the city’s visual arts activity and asks whether the much vaunted ‘Preston Model’ of inward investment stretches to investing in the artists living and working in the area.
The winner of this year’s Turner Prize has had a busy and high-profile 2017, but while the attention has been welcome she explains that her major achievement over the last 12 months has been finding time to make “a serious amount of new paintings”.
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.