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Political Activism in Paint

When I first encountered Lubaina Himid’s paintings and installation pieces, I didn’t understand how such vibrant, vital work could have emerged from such a colourless place as Preston, a city in Lancashire close to where I grew up, and the place where Lubaina lives, paints and teaches. 157 more words

Brief mind wandering on the bus

I once worked with a bloke who’d come to work in a state of misery due to watching his ice hockey team lose the night before. 183 more words


Lubaina Himid becomes first woman of colour to win the Turner prize

Lubaina Himid has won the 2017 Turner prize.

Himid, 63, has become the oldest winner of the acclaimed arts prize, and she has also become the first woman of colour to win. 202 more words


The History of Electrical Gaza: Rosalind Nashashibi and the Turner Prize 2017

Still from Electrical Gaza, Rosalind Nashashibi

Rosalind Nashashibi, artist

The winner of the Turner Prize 2017 will be announced on Tuesday 5 December at a ceremony in Hull’s Ferens Gallery. 1,153 more words

Media Reviews

Exhibition: Turner Prize 2017

Turner Prize 2017

Ferens Gallery, Hull; 26/09/17 to 07/01/18

As part of a study visit to the HIP 2017 photography festival in Hull (student-led, so thanks to Hazel Bingham and Nicola Hampshire for organising) we spent the first couple of hours looking at the shortlisted artists for this year’s Turner Prize. 1,337 more words

Body Of Work

The sculpture magician Rachel Whiteread  

Rachel Whiteread’s world in a single room at Tate Britain

I was immediately attracted by the nod to Minimalism and architecture, and the raw use of basic materials by British sculptor Rachel Whiteread (b. 435 more words

Contemporary Art

Exploring Art and Fountains - A Day in Hull

One of those days where we really only had made vague plans, the weather forecast kept changing – heavy showers, no rain, light showers. So with some trepidation we opened the curtains this morning, and decided to go for it. 719 more words