Leeds Museums and Galleries, Leeds Art Gallery has been shortlisted for the fourth time, this time with artist Becky Beasley, for one of the highest value contemporary art prizes in the country, the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums which supports a UK-based museum or public gallery to work with an artist of their choice to commission a new work that, once completed, will remain within the museum’s permanent collection.
The other nominees this year are the Harris Museum & Art Gallery with artist Nathaniel Mellors; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art with Marvin Gaye Chetwynd; and the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester with Martin Boyce. The award, worth £40 000, with a potential for major impact on both the winning museum and their chosen artist will be announced on 24th November at an event at The Barbican, London.
- For further info see the Contemporary Art Society website
- Watch an interview with Becky Beasley from the Contemporary Art Society on Vimeo
By Curator Theodore Wilkins