Turner Prize Winners – What’s it like to Win?

The Guardian has asked the winners of the Turner prize what it’s like to win one of the most famous art competitions in the world. From Malcolm Morley in 1984 through to Tomma Abts in 2006, the artists have shared a little of their experiences with winning.Continue Reading

Tomma Abts Wins the Turner Prize for 2006

The Turner prize has been won by a painter this year, and if that wasn’t shocking enough, it was won by a woman artist!

The Turner Prize 2006 has been awarded to Tomma Abts, it was announced at Tate Britain this evening. The £25,000 prize, sponsored by the makers of Gordon’s gin, was presented by Yoko Ono. With Gordon’s support this year’s prize fund is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The event was broadcast live on Channel 4 News.Continue Reading

2006 Turner Prize Exhibition

An exhibition of the Turner Prize finalists for 2006 will be showing at the Tate gallery in Britain from the 3rd of October to the 14th of January.

The four artists include Tomma Abts, Phil Collins, Mark Titchner and Rebecca Warren. There’s 40,000 pounds up for grabs between them, with the winner receiving 25,000 pounds. The winner will be announced on the 4th of December, 2006.Continue Reading