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Holly Johnson to announce the winner of the Turner Prize in Liverpool

1 year ago

By Jay Hynd

Holly Johnson to announce the winner of the Turner Prize in Liverpool
Featured image credits: Trevor Leighton, Matt Greenwood, Sonal Bakrania,

The winner of Turner Prize 2022 will be announced by singer and artist Holly Johnson at a ceremony at St George’s Hall, Liverpool on 7 December.

Turner Prize 2022, with work by the four nominated artists: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin, is currently on show at Tate Liverpool until 19 March.

The prize has returned to the city for the first time in 15 years having helped launch the city’s year as European Capital of Culture. 

Turner Prize
Credit: Tate Liverpool, Matt Greenwood

One of the world’s best-known prizes for the visual arts, the competition aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. The Turner Prize award is £55,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £10,000 each for the other shortlisted artists.

Born near Penny Lane in Wavertree, Liverpool, Holly Johnson HonDocArts is an artist, musician, and writer. He is best known as the lead vocalist of Frankie Goes to Hollywood and is renowned for writing the songs, RelaxThe Power of Love and Two Tribes. Johnson is also an artist and has exhibited paintings at Tate Liverpool, in the 2000 exhibition Peter Blake: About Collage, and has also shown work at the Royal Academy and Liverpool Biennial.

Turner Prize

The members of the Turner Prize 2022 jury are Irene Aristizábal, Head of Curatorial and Public Practice, BALTIC; Christine Eyene, Lecturer in Contemporary Art, Liverpool John Moores University; Robert Leckie, Director, Spike Island; and Anthony Spira, Director, MK Gallery.

The competition is curated by Sarah James, Senior Curator, Tate Liverpool, and Matthew Watts, Assistant Curator, Tate Liverpool.

Credit: Tate Liverpool

The winner announcement will be broadcast live on the BBC at 19:45 on 7 December. The Turner Prize 2022 Award Dinner is supported by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and will be catered by The Art School.

The prize is supported by BNP Paribas with additional support from Taylor Wessing, Avanti West Coast, Mylands, Sennheiser, The John Browne Charitable Trust, The Uggla Family Foundation and Roisin and James Timpson OBE.

Credit: Tate Liverpool

The Turner Prize 2022 Award Dinner is supported by Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

Find out more about The Turner Prize 2022 here.

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