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Council welcomes artist's success at Turner Prize

South Lakeland District Council have welcomed the news that a piece of artwork - that was created in the area - has won this year's Turner Prize.

SLDC’s Director of People and Places, David Sykes, said:

“We are pleased to support Grizedale Arts and we are proud of its role in helping to secure the Turner Prize for Laure Prouvost.

“We would like to congratulate the organisation on this wonderful achievement, which is testament to its commitment to commissioning ambitious and thought-provoking contemporary art.

“It will deservedly boost the national and international profile of Grizedale Arts while also helping to put South Lakeland on the map.”

“We are delighted to hear that Laure Prouvost has won this prestigious prize for a work inspired by and created in South Lakeland.

“It is a fantastic achievement not only for the artist, but also for Grizedale Arts, which does a wonderful job in making art relevant and exciting both for our local communities and a wider audience.”

– Councillor Peter Thornton, leader of South Lakeland District Council, (SLDC)

The jury, chaired by the Director of Tate Britain, Penelope Curtis, said that Prouvost’s work was “unexpectedly moving” and praised its “complex and courageous combination of images and objects in a deeply atmospheric environment”.

“Building on personal memory, it [Wantee] weaves together fact, fiction, art history and modern technology.

“Using film in a completely contemporary way, Prouvost takes viewers to an inner world, while making reference to the streaming of images in a post-internet age.”


The Turner Prize comes to Cumbria

The installation art on display at the Tate Modern Credit: Turner Prize 2014

This year's Turner Prize-winning artwork is going on display in Cumbria where it was conceived and created.

Laure Provoust scooped the top prize with her installations Credit: Turner Prize 2014

The winning exhibit, Wantee by Laure Provoust, will be at the Ruskin Museum in Coniston.

She was announced as the winner of the prestigious contemporary art prize on Monday.

A piece entitled 'Whitehall' Credit: Turner Prize 2014