British artists (L-R) Oscar Murillo, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock and Tai Shani celebrate after being announced as the joint winners of Turner Prize 2019.
Why are we so surprised that artists are also demanding changes to the way prizes are awarded?
Wynne Prize 2017 finalist James Drinkwater, ‘Passage to Rungli Rungliot’, oil on hardboard, 180x360cm.
© the artist Photo: Felicity Jenkins, AGNSW
The standard of the 2017 Wynne finalists is as haphazard as previous years, hampered by a sense of tokenism and conventional landscapes, but works by Napanyapa Yunupingu and Juz Kitson stand out.
Helen Marten © Tate
Helen Marten, this year's winner, has revealed a sense of something progressive and pioneering.
Perhaps the “art” label designates Assemble and the Granby project as outsiders, unique, creating something that can't be replicated.
Infrastruktur, Nicole Wermers, 2015 at Tramway in Glasgow.
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Shortlisted for the Turner in 1997, Christine Borland discusses the suffocating nature of the prize and its shortsighted attempts to branch out.
Is it just a matter of taste when judges pick the winners of art prizes? Actually, that’s not the case.
Mid-West Art Prize/Ted Snell
How do the judges of art prizes make their decisions? Contrary to popular perception, it's not just a matter of personal opinion and effete connoisseurship.
Narelle Autio, Nipper II 2013, type C photograph, 110 x 160 cm (sheet)
edition 1 of 5.
© Courtesy the artist, Stills Gallery, Sydney; and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide
Tonight the winner of the fourth A$100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize will be announced at the Ian Potter Museum of Art in Melbourne, chosen from a shortlist of 16 artists and decided by a panel of six judges…