02/12/14

02/12/2014 : Minister Humphreys congratulates Turner Prize winner Duncan Campbell

The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys T.D. has today (Tuesday) congratulated Irish artist Duncan Campbell on winning the 2014 Turner Prize for his work, It for Others.

The Turner Prize, named after the painter J. M. W. Turner, was set up in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art.   Since its beginnings in 1984 it has become the United Kingdom’s most publicised art award.

Speaking today Minister Humphreys said:

I would like to congratulate Duncan on his success.  It is wonderful to see his bold, pioneering work being recognised with such a prestigious award.   International recognition such as this is a great reflection on the quality of work being produced by Irish artists.  This is a very proud moment for the Irish arts community.”

The Turner prize judges described Campbell’s film as ‘an ambitious and complex film which rewards repeated viewing’. They also spoke of his ‘exceptional dedication to making a work which speaks about the construction of value and meaning in ways that are topical and compelling’.

ENDS

Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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