Film-maker Duncan Campbell wins 2014 Turner Prize

Judges called the films “topical and compelling” Credit: Turner Prize

Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell has won this year’s Turner Prize for a series of films focusing on African art and images from the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

The panel of judges said the pieces, entitled It For Others, were “topical and compelling”.

Accepting his award, which comes with a £25,000 cash prize, Campbell said the money would be spent on “normal” things, including helping to pay the rent on his studio.

Campbell is the fourth MA Fine Art graduate from The Glasgow School of Art to win the prestigious award in the past decade.

Judges called the films “topical and compelling” Credit: Turner Prize
Campbell studied at the Glasgow School of Art Credit: PA

The school's director, Prof Tom Inns, welcomed the news.

Explaining his piece, Campbell said he considered himself both a film-maker and an artist, having been influenced by television since he was young.