Turner Prize

The Turner Prize, named after the English painter J. M. W. Turner, 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. Since its beginnings in 1984 it has become the United Kingdom's most publicised art award. The award represents all media.

As of 2004, the monetary award was established at £40,000. There have been different sponsors, including Channel 4 television and Gordon's Gin. The prize has been awarded by various distinguished celebrities: in 2006 this was Yoko Ono, and in 2012 the award was presented by Jude Law.

It is a controversial event, mainly for the exhibits, such as The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a shark in formaldehyde by Damien Hirst and My Bed, a dishevelled bed by Tracey Emin. Controversy has also come from other directions, including a Culture Minister (Kim Howells) criticising exhibits, a guest of honour (Madonna) swearing, a prize judge (Lynn Barber) writing in the press, and a speech by Sir Nicholas Serota (about the purchase of a trustee's work).

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Duncan boy rides to victory in junior rodeo events

The Duncan Banner 02 Jul 2022
At the mere age of nine, Myles Turner has racked up dozens of accolades in Oklahoma and surrounding states. According to Myles’ mother, Cashe Turner, Myles got involved in rodeoing because of familial ties to the sport ... Turner said that Myles is goal driven and is always working toward the next prize....

Are you being controlled by. . . botany?

The Times/The Sunday Times 02 Jul 2022
In the Eddy of the Stream, a collaboration between the Turner prize nominee Cooking Sections studio and the Palestinian collective Sakiya, explores — among ......

Randy Bachman's long-lost guitar is now back in the hands of the Sidney-based musician

Castanet 02 Jul 2022
The bond between player and instrument is very real — which is why Randy Bachman, of Bachman-Turner Overdrive and the Guess Who, never stopped searching after the loss of one of his most prized guitars ... Care of Business with Bachman-Turner Overdrive, among other hits....

Margo Jefferson: “We were always performing desirable blackness”

New Statesman 01 Jul 2022
“I was taught to avoid showing off,” Jefferson writes in Negroland, her prize-winning 2015 memoir ... In a series of interlocking personal anecdotes and critical observations, she turns to the performers she used to imagine as her alter egos – Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Ike Turner – in an attempt to forge the truest sense of herself....

Aiken County high-schooler wins congressional art competition

The Post and Courier 29 Jun 2022
Turner said she was sitting in Rep ... While there wasn't a tangible prize for the competition, Turner said that for her the prize was more about how she felt. “I think the prize was more how proud I am of myself and how proud everyone else is of me, and the fact that my art will be hanging up in the Capitol for a year,” Turner said....

Edinburgh International Festival to give away 35,000 free tickets

BBC News 27 Jun 2022
Dreamachine, part of Unboxed ... It has been created by Collective Act, presented by Edinburgh Science, and brings together Turner Prize-winning artists Assemble, Grammy and Mercury nominated musician and composer Jon Hopkins, and a team of leading technologists, scientists and philosophers ... Related Internet Links ... Related Topics ... Top Stories. Features ... ....

‘Occupy White Walls’: the art-minded game breaking open the gallery doors

NME 27 Jun 2022
It’s easy to feel insecure around art and its appreciation,” writes the Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry, in his book Playing to the Gallery, “as though we cannot enjoy certain artworks if we don’t have a lot of historical knowledge. But if there’s one message that I want you to take away, it’s that anybody can enjoy art.” READ MORE....

Where to run wild: UK playgrounds and skateparks to visit

The Observer 26 Jun 2022
Drawing heavily from skateboarding’s birthplace ... The park remains open to this day.Clifton rock slide, Bristol ... Photograph. Ben Birchall/PA ... The Venny has gone but its spirit lives on in Glasgow’s Baltic Street, where the Turner prize-winning art and architecture collective Assemble has created another oasis for local children.The Land, Wrexham ... ....

Kentucky Public Retirees Lincoln Trail Chapter members gather for meeting

The News-Enterprise 25 Jun 2022
Kentucky Public Retirees Lincoln Trail Chapter members gather for meeting. Kentucky Public Retirees Lincoln Trail Chapter members recently gathered for a meeting ... A door prize drawing was held and Martha Turner won a Cracker Barrel gift card. ....

‘Sonic Detective’: The artist using sound to expose crimes

Al Jazeera 25 Jun 2022
“[These projects] begin with that desire to take the political engagement a step further,” Abu Hamdan told Al Jazeera ... EMST’s retrospectives feature Abu Hamdan’s works Rubber Coated Steel (2016) and Walled Unwalled (2018) – which were part of the project that won him the 2019 Turner Prize, the UK’s most prestigious art award ... Walled Unwalled ... ....

Museum of London gets artistic take on Brexit six years after the vote to leave

London Evening Standard 23 Jun 2022
Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller’s film about the capital’s Brexit campaigners has been bought by the Museum of London for the sixth anniversary of the vote to leave the EU ... ....

‘There was only one possible theme’: Alison Wilding on her climate crisis Summer Exhibition

The Guardian 23 Jun 2022
This year’s boss is Alison Wilding RA, not someone you might think of as a showy or grandstanding public figure but a deeply sensitive and thoughtful abstract sculptor, who has twice been shortlisted for the Turner prize ... “I thought there was only one possible theme,” she says ... .......

George Shaw: The Local review — landscapes of loss you won’t be able to forget

The Times/The Sunday Times 23 Jun 2022
But when he was nominated for the 2011 Turner prize (he was pipped to the post by Martin Boyce but, in my book at least, he really ought to have ......

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