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Turner Bursaries Awarded to Ruskin’s Shawanda Corbett and Oreet Ashery

The Ruskin is thrilled to celebrate the successes of the Ruskin’s Fine Art Associate Professor Oreet Ashery and DPhil candidate Shawanda Corbett, both of whom have received a prestigious Turner Bursary this year.

The Turner Bursaries replace the Turner Prize in 2020, with 10 recipients around the UK receiving £10,000 each for their significant contribution to contemporary art in the UK during the past 12 months. 

Oreet and Shawanda continue previous Ruskin successes at the Turner Prize, following tutors Elizabeth Price (winner in 2012) and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye (nominated in 2013), and alumna Helen Marten (winner in 2016).

The jury this year comprised Richard Birkett, Curator at Large at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Sarah Munro, Director of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Duro Olowu, designer and curator, and Fatoş Üstek, Director of Liverpool Biennial. The jury was chaired by Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain, who said: “These bursaries represent a vote of confidence in that work and offer some much-deserved support in challenging times.”

Our huge congratulations to Shawanda and Oreet!!