October 25, 2016

Turner Prize 2015: Project to revamp Liverpool estate wins.

Assemble – a collective of 16 artists, architects and designers aged under 30 – clinched the prestigious £25,000 award for their work Granby Four Streets.

A project that helped locals on the Toxteth estate transform their neighbourhood.

The London-based group were invited to help revive a patch of the south Liverpool neighbourhood “from the ground up” by residents fighting plans to demolish a number of houses in the area.

The group received the 31st Turner Prize at the Tramway arts venue in Glasgow alongside members of the Granby community.Granby Four Streets, The Greenhouse, by Assemble.

There are plans to sell a number of pieces including fire places, tables and chairs displayed as part of the exhibition to help fund the continuing project.

It beat three female nominees; Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers, who each walked away with a £5,000 consolation prize from the close-run competition.

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