Goldie to present this year’s Turner Prize in Hull

Who will win this year’s Turner Prize? All will be revealed on Tuesday 5 December when Goldie announces the winner at an awards ceremony in Hull.

Not only has Goldie toured the world with his music – he’s exhibited his own artwork internationally and his love affair with painting and graffiti means he’s no stranger to the art world. What’s more, Goldie was named as one of the BBC’s ‘New Elizabethans’, a title that recognises those who have influenced contemporary British culture.

Turner Prize 2017 is proving to be a feather in Hull’s cap as UK City of Culture, with more than 45,000 visitors attending in the exhibition’s first month of opening. On display now at the Ferens Art Gallery, Turner Prize 2017 features work by four shortlisted artists: Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi.

Goldie said: “The Turner Prize is one of most important art prizes. Whether outrageous, curious or challenging, it’s always relevant, as demonstrated by the works of all the artists on the shortlist and I cannot wait to find out who the winner is. Hull is having a storming year as UK City of Culture and I’m really looking forward to seeing more of it myself.”

Goldie will present the award from inside Hull Minster and the announcement will be broadcast live on the BBC. The winning artist will receive £25,000 of the award money, whilst each shortlisted artist will receive £5,000. The final decision will be made by this year’s Turner Prize 2017 jury who are:

  • Dan Fox, writer and co-editor of Frieze
  • Martin Herbert, art critic
  • Mason Leaver-Yap, Walker Art Center’s Bentson Scholar of Moving Image and associate curator at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin
  • Emily Pethick, director of Showroom

The jury is chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain.

Martin Green, director of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said: “We are thrilled that Goldie has agreed to present this year’s Turner Prize in Hull. The shortlisted artists have together produced a show that offers powerful commentary on current issues, and it is brilliant to have someone whose own work has continually reflected what is going on around him presenting the award.”

Councillor Stephen Brady, leader of Hull City Council, said: “It is fantastic to see so much interest in the Turner Prize within the first four weeks of the exhibition opening. The enthusiasm has been incredible and everyone is talking about it, which demonstrates people’s intrigue and appetite for contemporary art. Visitors are embracing the show and also enjoying the gallery’s strong permanent collection.

We are delighted to see so many people visiting the Ferens and it is continuing to be an incredible year for the gallery and the city.”

To complement Turner Prize 2017 our programme of public events is inspiring conversation, and there’s still time to get involved. Details will soon be announced for our exciting Lates event, Turner // Return (Thu 16 Nov), so keep your eyes peeled for more information.

Turner Prize 2017 runs until Sun 7 Jan 2017 at Ferens Art Gallery.