A packed crowd came to the prize giving ceremony at Leeds Art Gallery last night to hear who would win the fourth Northern Art Prize of £16,500. Mark Lawson announced the winner as Haroon Mirza. David Jacques, Lubaina Himid & Alec Finlay each received £1500
Lubaina Himid won the People’s Choice Award (as voted for on this site by YOU!) from Dirk Mischendahl, Chair of Logistik Group who are one of the founding sponsors of the Northern Art Prize.
Thanks to Leeds City Council, Arup, Leeds Metropolitan University, Mint Hotels and Welcome to Yorkshire for their continued support of the prize.
For more check out the early news coverage from the BBC, Culture24, The Guardian, Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening Post andLiverpool Post We also enjoyed live tweeting and coverage from a-n Magazine (Jack Hutchinson) and Axis (Lucy Bannister)
There was certainly a lot of buzz on Twitter, almost as much as in the Tiled Hall Cafe (Leeds Art Gallery)
Did you join us, either in person or online? Did you agree with the judges’ decision?