In Pictures: Coventry's Herbert Art Gallery gets set for George Shaw Turner Prize verdict

By Culture24 Reporter | 05 December 2011
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A photo of two people looking at an oil painting of a house inside an art gallery
The Herbert Art Gallery is already holding a major exhibition to celebrate the career of local Turner Prize finalist George Shaw, but it will also throw a party to coincide with the announcement of the winner tonight
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A photo of a group of people looking at works inside a gallery
Shaw's down-to-earth paintings of the city he grew up in have seen him touted as the people's choice, but he is up against three finalists who would undoubtedly be worthy winners: Video artist Hillary Lloyd and sculptors Karla Black and Martin Boyce
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A photo of an artist in a suit talking to a woman inside a modern gallery
Shaw was the proud guest of honour at the launch of the exhibition of his past and present, I woz ere. He has spent 15 years making Humbrol enamel paintings of the Tile Hill housing estate he knew as a child
© Herbert Art Gallery and Museum / Joe Sampson
A photo of groups of people looking at art inside a brightly lit modern gallery
The Herbert will have a live link to the ceremony via Channel 4, and the local art scene will also be out in force for Pecha Kucha sessions and a series of events in the bar
© Herbert Art Gallery and Museum / Joe Sampson
  • The Turner Prize 2011 is on Channel 4 at 8pm tonight.
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