02/06/2005

Traditional painter gets Turner Prize nomination

A traditional painter, specialising in landscapes, still life and portraits, has been short-listed for the controversial Turner Prize.

Gillian Carnegie is one of four artists short-listed for this year’s Turner Prize, which in previous years as been awarded to such controversial artists as Damien Hirst.

The other nominees are: Darren Almond, whose work encompasses a wide range of media, including film, photography and sculpture; Jim Lambie, who creates installations and sculptures referencing pop music and youth culture; and Simon Starling, who recycles objects in his sculptural installations.

The winner of the Turner Prize will receive £25,000, while each short-listed artist will receive £5,000 each.

Works by the nominated artists will be exhibited at the Tate Britain museum from October 18. The winner of the prize will be announced on December 5 during a live broadcast by Channel 4.

The Turner Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under 50, for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the 12 months preceding May 11, 2005.

(KMcA/SP)

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