2 July 2022

George Shaw: Reanimating The Post War Council Estate – Sue Hubbard

The British painter George Shaw embraced the liminal spaces of the council housing estate of his childhood to create paintings…

29 March 2016


George Shaw National Gallery’s Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist Unveils Exhibition

For the past two-and-a-half years, George Shaw has been the National Gallery’s Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist. Armed with a sketchbook, the teenage Shaw made regular day trips from his home on a Coventry council estate to Trafalgar Square in order to draw from works by artists he found inspiring. In response to this enthusiasm for the Old Masters, his mother bought him […]

17 December 2011


Herbert Art Gallery Ushers A Million Visitors In Three Years

Turner Prize Nominee 2011 George Shaw attracts record crowds To celebrate the milestone of one million visitors to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, in Coventry the gallery has commissioned a massive new artwork which is currently displayed in the covered court area. The huge 407cm by 407cm image is of the namesake and founder […]

4 December 2011


UK Bookmakers Predict Turner Prize Winner

Martin Boyce is the current Frontrunner with 11/10 odds George Shaw 13/8 Karla Black 6/1 Hilary Lloyd 6/1 The odds are in, the bets placed and now we’re off to the starting gates, as the UK prepares for the envelope opening of one of the art-worlds most coveted awards, the annual Turner prize. This year […]

14 November 2011


Turner Prize Nominee George Shaw Comes Home

Herbert Art Gallery Coventry offers the Chance to win an original Shaw Turner Prize Nominee George Shaw is exhibiting his paintings for the first time in the city that they depict. This collection of works illustrate places many viewers will recognise, the specific pubs, street corners, rows of garages, trees and shops, but less familiar […]

14 November 2011


Fashion Royalty Mario Testino to Reveal Turner Prize 2011

World’s most famous fashion photographer Mario Testino to present artworld’s most prestigious award – the Turner Prize It has been announced that Mario Testino, one of the world’s most well known and celebrated fashion photographers, will present this year’s Turner Prize at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead on 5 December 2011.  The pronouncement on which of the four nominated artists have […]

26 October 2011


Graham Sutherland New Oxford Exhibition

Turner Prize Nominee George Shaw Curates Sutherland Exhibition Turner Prize 2011 nominee, George Shaw is curating an exhibition, this winter of works on paper by British artist, Graham Sutherland. The show at, Modern Art Oxford is titled “An Unfinished World” and is a reflective exploration of the lesser-known work of one of the most compelling […]

25 October 2011


George Shaw In Focus

  A closer look at Turner Prize 2011 nominee George Shaw   George Shaw is a painter of nostalgia; his subject matter is drawn exclusively from a half–mile radius around Tile Hill, a post-war housing estate on the edge of Coventry in the West Midlands that was Shaw’s home until the age of 18. But […]

20 October 2011

Turner Prize 2011 Opens On The Tyne

  BALTIC opens 2011 Turner Prize Exhibition For the first time in its 27 year history, the Turner Prize is to be hosted by a non-Tate venue; and today, Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art has opened the doors on the Turner Prize exhibition. Four shortlisted artists – Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd, and […]

17 October 2011


Gateshead Installs Turner Prize 2011

A look at the Artists, the Location and the Logistics The Tate and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art will open its doors to the press and public later this week for the Turner Prize 2011. The four artists who have been shortlisted this year are busy installing their work and the press pack preparing themselves […]