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Turner Prize Winner Announcement 2017

1create - turner prize winner 2017

1create - turner prize winner 2017

This years Turner Prize 2017 entrants have been on display in the Ferens Art Gallery since 26th September 2017 and last night the winner was announced.

The Turner Prize is one of the world’s most renowned art prizes and is awarded by the Tate to an artist who has exhibited outstanding work in the previous year.

1create - turner prize 2017 winner Lubaina Himid
see the video of the announcement here – BBC News

Turner Prize Winner – Lubaina Himid

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Ferens Art Gallery Hull

A Brilliant Success

It was a real pleasure for to visit The Turner Prize in the newly refurbished Ferens Art Gallery in Hull the UK City Of Culture 2017.

We were greeted by City Of Culture Volunteers who gave us a very warm welcome and insights into the Turner Prize artists.

The Turner Prize Winner Lubaina Himid MBE’s work instantly strikes you and you feel that engagement with the visual work in front of you.

Lubaina was born in 1954 in Zanzibar Tanzania and is a Professor of Contemporary Art working at the University of Central Lancashire.

Her work focuses on themes from cultural history and she was one of the first artists to be involved with the Black Art Movement back In the 1980s.

Lubaina was appointed MBE in 2010 for her services to Black women’s Art (The London Gazette, 12 June 2010, page 17) and can now add the title Turner Prize 2017 Winner to her collection.

On behalf of every creative at we would like to congratulate Lubaina on her Achievement of become the 33rd winner of the Turner Prize.

Lubaina Himid – in her own words

Video credit – Hull2017

The other Turner Prize entrants

Andrea Büttner

Having been drawn to the large scale of the artist Andrea Büttner’s work who was born in 1972 in Stuttgart Germany and now resides in both London and Berlin.

The Series Beggar an anonymous figure depicting economic poverty with the figures hands reaching out. The artwork is on nine woodblock prints.

Andrea Büttner – in her own words

Video credit – Hull2017

Hurvin Anderson

Next we looked at the work of Hurvin Anderson who was Born on 1965 in Birmingham to Jamaican parents and now lives in Cambridgeshire and working in London.

Anderson has a number of paintings that bring together a visual representation such include his childhood in Birmingham and a tree close to his London Studio also a Scene from a visit to Jamaica.

Hurvin Anderson – in his own words

Video credit – Hull2017

Rosalind Nashashibi

We were then invited to experience the visual work of Rosalind Nashashibi born in Croydon London in 1973.

Rosalind works primarily in film but also works with prints and painting.

Her films use the camera lens to convey events and capture moments which merge everyday observations with mythological elements. The films have a real meditative effect on the viewer.

Rosalind Nashashibi – in her own words

Video credit – Hull2017

Did you attend the Turner Prize Award show?

Have you had the pleasure of visiting the exhibition yourself (on display until the end of January 7th 2018)?

We would love to hear what you thought so please feel free to leave your comments in comments section below.

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