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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Lubaina Himid wins one of the art world's most prestigious prizes

Harpers Bazaar 11 Aug 2022
The prize has since become one of the biggest in the US, and the art world at large, making it akin to a MacArthur Genius Grant ... She was the recipient of the 2017 Turner Prize – the first Black woman to win – and, just last year, was the focus of Tate Modern's seminal retrospective....

Soho’s The Groucho Club sold to Artfarm hospitality business

AOL 11 Aug 2022
The deal reportedly cost just under £40 million, according to someone familiar with the purchase ... Groucho has become a “spiritual home” to the city’s famous artists, musicians, writers and media figures, with artist and member Damien Hirst famously putting his £20,000 Turner Prize winnings behind the bar ... ....

The Groucho Club in Soho sold for £40m

BBC News 11 Aug 2022
One of London's most famous private members' clubs has new owners ... It is the third time the Dean Street club has changed hands since it was founded in 1985 ... The Groucho has long been popular with musicians, writers, media figures and artists, with Damien Hirst famously putting his £20,000 Turner Prize winnings behind the bar in 1992 ... ....

He’s a Starman! David Bowie tops Sky Arts list of most influential British artists of ...

The Daily Mail 11 Aug 2022
David Bowie has landed the number one spot in Sky Arts' list of most influential British artists of the last 50 years ... Amazing ... Share ... In second place in the Top 10 list is Sir Steve McQueen CBE, known for both his Oscar-winning direction of 12 Years a Slave, as well as his renowned visual artistry which won him the prestigious Turner Prize in 1999 ... 1....

Festival memories still of Kineauvista Hill

The Newport Plain Talk 10 Aug 2022
Kineauvista Hill definitely will have a place in the history of Cocke County ... This Festival has been one of the longest running ones in the nation ... M.M ... M.G ... Bud McClain and Grant Turner, both from Nashville radio WSM, acted as emcees. There was also an amateur band contest with first prize being $100, second prize $50 and third prize $25 ... .......

Team derby highlights Sunday CKFF Demolition Derby

Abilene RC 09 Aug 2022
The opening night of the Central Kansas Free Fair featured the Team Competition, in which ten teams competed for the $4000 first place prize money. Nebraska drivers, Shad Turner, and Josh Turner, outlasted Justin Klein, and Adam Klein in the feature event to finish as first place champions ... Shad Turner & Josh Turner $4000....

Intriguing new exhibition by Turner Prize nominee opens in Devon (East Devon District Council)

Public Technologies 09 Aug 2022
). An intriguing new exhibition by Ingrid Pollard, renowned artist and 2022 Turner Prize nominee, has opened at THG in Devon ... Ingrid Pollard explained, ... East Devon is breaking new ground; working with a Turner Prize nominated artist and recently launching our 10 year cultural plan… this really is a pivotal moment for East Devon! ... thelmahulbert.com ... £15....

Brunswick County woman 'couldn't believe' big North Carolina lottery win

Star News 08 Aug 2022
According to a news release from the NC Education Lottery, 56-year-old Lorie Turner won the $146,052 jackpot in the July 27 Carolina Jackpot second-chance drawing ... Turner arrived at lottery headquarters on Friday to collect her prize, according to the release....

Margate Winter Gardens: Questions linger over future of iconic venue

BBC News 06 Aug 2022
However, the building closes this week, with no decision made on its future. Campaigner Jack Packman said ... I went there as a child for school prize-giving ... The Turner Contemporary art gallery attracted much attention when it opened in the town in 2011. In 2019, Margate hosted the UK's most high-profile contemporary art award, the Turner Prize ... ....

Edinburgh Festival: Biggest arts festival in the world begins

BBC News 04 Aug 2022
Its line-up will include comedians Frankie Boyle, Stewart Lee and Al Murray ... 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 ... Around the BBC....

Ben Frederickson: Cardinals didn't let Juan Soto check-swing stall upgrades to their pitching

Finger Lakes Times 03 Aug 2022
The same two rivals battled down to the bitter end for last season’s big trade-deadline additions before the Dodgers shipped out prized prospects to the Nationals for Trea Turner and Max Scherzer ... As a bonus, the prospect obsessed can celebrate the Cardinals keeping their prized prospects safe and sound....

Antony Gormley’s ‘phallic’ statue may damage our reputation, say students

The Observer 03 Aug 2022
According to Gormley, the sculpture represents a figure “balancing on the balls of the feet while squatting on its haunches” ... Imperial College Union ... Gormley, whose previous works include the Angel of the North in Gateshead and Another Place on Crosby Beach near Liverpool, won the Turner prize in 1994 and is one of Britain’s leading sculptors ... ....

Full Circle Arts names winners of exhibition

Hickory Record 02 Aug 2022
HICKORY — Full Circle Arts announces the winners of its current exhibition “Hot Hot Hot.”. It is a free-wheeling show where artists are presenting their personal expression of what “hot” means to them. You can see examples of hot weather, climate, social issues, style, and more ...First prize ... • Second prize. "Chaise," by Carol Turner. • Third prize ... 27 ... ....

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