Goldie Announced As Turner Prize 2017 Presenter

Goldie Announced As Turner Prize 2017 Presenter

October 30, 2017

The 2017 Turner Prize has just announced its presenter. Having previously been presented by names such as Madonna, Yoko Ono and Lauren Laverne, it will now fall to drum & bass legend Goldie to carry the torch on December 5, with the prestigious ceremony broadcast live on the BBC.

On the award, the DJ said: "The Turner Prize is one of the most important art prizes, whether outrageous, curious or challenging, it's always relevant, as demonstrated by these works by all the artists on the shortlist and I cannot wait to find out who the winner is."

First established in 1984, each year four artists are chosen for the coveted award who live, work or are born in Britain for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation. The award, first established in 1984, comes with a cash prize of £25,000 for the winner and £5,000 for the three runners-up.

Last years winner was Helen Marten, while the artists shortlisted for this years coveted award include Andrea Buttner, Rosalind Nashashibi, Lubaina Himid and Hurvin Anderson. Their work will be displayed at Hull's Ferens Art Gallery until January 7 2018.

Words: Aaron Bishop
Photography: Chelone Wolf