Lubaina Himid becomes first woman of colour to win the Turner prize

Lubaina Himid (Picture: AP)

Lubaina Himid has won the 2017 Turner prize.

Himid, 63, has become the oldest winner of the acclaimed arts prize, and she has also become the first woman of colour to win.

She won for three exhibitions of her work in Bristol, Nottingham and Oxford; they range from a 1987 piece while another was revealed to the public in 2007.

‘Together they offered a great summation of her practice over the last few decades and also revealed how vital her work is at the present moment,’ said Alex Farquharson, the director of Tate Britain and chair of the judging panel.

‘They speak to the present moment which has been one… Read the full story

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