Working in collaboration with Tate as part of our 24 month campaign for UK City of Culture, we created profile films for each of the Turner Prize shortlisted artists, visiting each at their studio, uncovering the inspirations, motivations and methods behind their work.
As well as being shared and viewed over 150k times on social media, the films were show as companion pieces to the Turner Prize exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery where they were presented to hundreds of thousands of visitors.
(above) Here we talk to the winner, Lubaina Himid at her home studio about her work which celebrates Black creativity and the people of the African diaspora.
Rosalind Nashashibi works primarily in film and also makes paintings and prints. Her films use the camera as an eye to convey moments and events, merging everyday observations with fantastical and mythological elements. The films are often meditative and sensuous and utilise an array of filmic conventions.
Andrea Büttner’s diverse practice encompasses printmaking, sculpture, painting, film and collaborative projects. Ideas of shame, vulnerability, poverty and embarrassment run throughout her work, countering the romantic and heroic nature associated with much artistic practice.
Hurvin Anderson’s vibrant paintings draw on the genres of still-life, landscape and portraiture to explore the way community and identity can be represented. His work pays homage to this cultural history and explores themes of memory, identity and nationhood.
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Rob Booker & Phil Barber