This year’s Turner Prize will be presented by jungle pioneer Goldie on Tuesday 5 December, seeing the DnB star join a list of hosts that also includes the likes of Madonna, Yoko Ono, Lauren Laverne and Jude Law from previous years. This year taking place in Hull, the annual award will be given to one of four artists, the shortlist comprising of Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi.
The famous Turner Prize celebrates artists born, living or working in Britain, with each member of the shortlist considered to have produced an outstanding exhibition in the last twelve months. Long considered one of the UK’s highest symbols of artistic success, the Turner Prize is organised by the Tate gallery, and held at Tate Britain once every two years, often provoking rabid debate within the art community for its controversial choices. This year moving to Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of the 2017 UK City of Culture programme, the prize will be handed out by a musician whose extraordinary work in developing the drum and bass scene earned him an MBE, and adds another feather to Goldie’s cap after the successful release of his latest album The Journey Man.
DnB guru Goldie takes new album The Journey Man on tour next month with shows in Manchester, London, Brighton, Wolverhampton and Bristol.
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