Works by the four finalists of the contemporary art prize, which is celebrating its 30th year.
There are no traditional painters or sculptors on the 2014 shortlist – unusual perhaps, even for the Turner Prize. Since it was first founded in 1984 the prize's very raison d'être has been to promote the discussion of new developments in contemporary British art, so it is with interest that we should regard this year's eclectic selection of finalists.
Previous winners have included some of the most prominent artists working in Britain today; Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Grayson Perry and Rachel Whiteread for example. Chair of the judges and director of Tate Britain Penelope Curtis boldly admits the 2014 shortlist includes some 'less well-known' names; Duncan Campbell, Ciara Phillips, James Richards and Tris Vonna-Michell. Their work ranges from fact-and-fiction blurring film to fast-paced spoken word live performances and prints produced in collaborative open workshops. Curtis says that the list recognises that art is produced 'not just in the studio'.
Duncan Campbell was announced as the winner of the £25,000 prize on 1 December.