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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The Wheel winner reveals how show was made accessible for him as a fully blind ...

Metro UK 23 Mar 2023
The player – who went fully blind at the age of 16 – was helped in the final round by radio DJ Sara Cox, who assisted him with a question on art, later declaring his prize money ‘life-changing’ ... ‘Which of these artists has won the Turner Prize in the 21st century?’, which was Grayson Perry....

'I've never been happier with a winner!': The Wheel viewers are moved to tears as ...

The Daily Mail 19 Mar 2023
'Which of these artists has won the Turner Prize in the 21st century?', host and comic Michael McIntyre read out ... 'Which of these artists has won the Turner Prize in the 21st century?', host and comic Michael McIntyre read out ... The presenter became visibly emotional and had to blink away tears after Toby won the prize money....

Blind contestant on The Wheel defies the odds and wins �45,000 by correctly answering question ...

Metro UK 19 Mar 2023
BBC). One contestant on The Wheel amazed viewers as he scooped a mega prize pot, despite having virtually no knowledge on the question category ... Before Toby chimed in ... BBC) ... BBC) ... ‘Which of these artists has won the Turner Prize in the 21st century?’, host and comic Michael McIntyre read out ... BBC) ... BBC) ... ‘This is life-changing,’ he said of the prize money....

Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid has two new shows this year

Harpers Bazaar 18 Mar 2023
The Turner Prize-winning British artist Lubaina Himid is presenting two solo shows this year ... courtesy ... Opera, for me, is extraordinarily real ... In 2017, she became the first Black woman to win the Turner Prize and was elected to the Royal Academy of Arts the following year ... Lubaina Himid wins seminal art prize ... Lubaina Himid wins seminal art prize ... ....

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

Harpers Bazaar 18 Mar 2023
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 ... “As a British artist, you don’t expect to win an American prize ... 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....

Our annual Bazaar Art issue is here, free with the November issue

Harpers Bazaar 18 Mar 2023
It was a late spring morning when we met Lubaina Himid in Covent Garden, feeling a sense of renewed hope after another lockdown had been lifted. Over coffee and excited chat about her upcoming landmark show at Tate Modern, the Turner Prize winner brandished a piece of paper filled with ideas for this year’s Bazaar Art, all under the heading ... ....

Cheltenham Gold Cup reaction: Adam Houghton on the win of Galopin Des Champs

Sporting Life 17 Mar 2023
"The Turners prize may have been lost, but the Gold Cup dream is certainly alive and well." ... the day when that dream became a reality, erasing the nightmare of Galopin des Champs’ final fence fall in the Turners last year and etching his name into National Hunt racing folklore....

Cheltenham Festival analysis: Graham Cunningham reflections

Sporting Life 16 Mar 2023
That nervous noise you hear – it’s the sound of a Festival tide turning ... Wrong ... But the Turners is about one man’s three-year wait for another Festival prize. ....

Fantasy Baseball SS Rankings, Dollar Values 2023: Top players, sleepers at shortstop

Sportingnews 11 Mar 2023
Trea Turner, perhaps the top fantasy asset in all of baseball, left the Dodgers to join the Phillies on an 11-year, $300-million contract ... Turner continues to offer unparalleled across-the-board production, making him one of the easiest positional leaders in fantasy ... would be solid consolation prizes for anyone not able to land Turner ... Cs . 1Bs . 2Bs ... ....

Oscars Everywhere All at Once– Michael Musto’s Winner’s Picks

LA Weekly 10 Mar 2023
Maverick; Avatar ... Pushing into the mix is a tiny indie ... Bassett was up for that prize in ’94, but her fiery Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It? took a back seat to Holly Hunter’s mute keyboard tinkler, in The Piano. Well, the Oscars don’t usually care much about make-up prizes, but in this case they do, because the sentiment is so strong ... ....

Sir Grayson Perry ‘honoured’ as largest exhibition of his artwork planned

Irish Independent 09 Mar 2023
... practice.“It has been 40 years since Perry first started making his pots and plates, and 20 years since he gained international acclaim when he won the Turner Prize.“It is the ideal moment to celebrate Perry’s achievements to date.” ....

Warren County Parks and Rec's April Fest scheduled for April 1

Bowling Green Daily News 03 Mar 2023
Catrice Turner, program coordinator for the parks and recreation department, said this is the second year for the event, which will feature inflatables, food trucks, vendor booths, a DJ, face painting, balloons, a hop-a-thon, Westbrook Farms petting zoo, kite flying, an egg hunt and a special visit from the popular cartoon character, Bluey....

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