Black woman artist wins Britain's Turner Prize

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At 62-years-old, Himid becomes the oldest person to ever win the Turner Prize, 2017 being the first year since the introduction of a rule change allowing artists over the age of 50 to compete. A further £5,000 is awarded to each of the other shortlisted artists. The 2017 nominees' work is now on view at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, England, where the victor was announced in a ceremony this evening. Once exclusively exhibited in London, the prize is now displayed out of capital, with this year's location being Hull, the "the UK City of Culture 2017" at the Ferens Art Gallery.

"Now that its reputation is so firmly established, we want to acknowledge the fact that artists can experience a breakthrough in their work at any age".

"The jury applauded the four nominated artists for their socially engaged and visually imaginative work", Mr. Farquharson said.

"I still think that Lubaina winning is still very clearly not about the Turner Prize becoming a lifetime achievement award".


The exhibition of the four shortlisted artists at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has already been seen by more than 90,000 visitors, making it one of the most popular Turner Prize shows outside London.

Sculptor, painter, and installation artist Lubaina Himid, born in erstwhile Zanzibar and based in Preston in northern England, has won the 2017 Turner Prize. The jury praised these exhibitions for addressing pertinent questions of personal and political identity. Her paintings, prints, drawings, and installations are now in the collections of Tate, the Whitworth Art Gallery, and the Leeds City Museum, among other institutions.

For his solo exhibitions Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions at New Art Exchange in Nottingham and Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada. Maybe 15 years worth of painting if I work it at it? Drawing from art history as much as his own Caribbean heritage, the artist's dream-like paintings are compositionally dense and vibrant, combining geometric and gestural shapes alongside portraiture, landscape and still-life. Using low media such as woodcuts or home videos, Büttner is interested in the role of the amateur in the production of culture.

Himid is a professor of contemporary art at the University of Central Lancashire. Her films use the camera as an eye to observe moments and events, contrasting reality with moments of fantasy and myth.

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