Triennial Artist Announced as Winner of 2017 Turner Prize
Lubaina Himid, a participating artist at this year’s Folkestone Triennial, has been awarded the 2017 Turner Prize. The award was announced during a ceremony held in this year’s UK City of Culture, Hull.
The Zanzibar-born artist produced one of the 2017 Triennial’s most popular pieces, located on the seafront at Folkestone. The “Jelly Mould Pavilion” drew inspiration from candy floss, toffee apples and other confection that epitomised funfairs such as the one that occupied part of the seafront site until the early 2000s.
Each Triennial exhibition includes commissions from about 20 artists, with some works chosen to remain as permanent installations in Folkestone. Pieces to be retained from the 2017 exhibition are still to be announced.
The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust was the Triennial’s founding supporter for the first exhibition in 2008 and has made substantial donations to each of the subsequent exhibitions.
A video of the artist talking about her work can be seen at link