After months of preparation and a major refurbishment the Ferens Art Gallery hosted the Turner Prize 2017 with Lubaina Himid picking up the title, edging out fellow artists and finalists Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner and Rosalind Nashashibi.
Himid’s work features a tableau: A Fashionable Marriage, which she made in the 1980s and is a satirical and political take on a scene from Hogarth’s 18th Century series Marriage A-la Mode. She was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania and is based in Preston, Lancashire and wins £25,000, which she says she will spend on commissioning other artists.
Established in 1984, the Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the previous 12 months. This year the Turner Prize was hosted by the Ferens Art Gallery as part of Hull’s 2017 UK City of Culture and corresponding exhibition runs until 7 January 2018.
Next year the prize will move to Tate Britain where it is hosted every two years.