Siobhán Hapaska has been announced has the winner of the inaugural New City Art Prize. Hapaska was one of four artists nominated in the £10,000 prize, awarded at MK Gallery, the municipal gallery in Milton Keynes, a city famed as the largest of the 1960s government-backed 'new towns'. She won over a shortlist of Beatrice Gibson, Jimmy Merris and Roger Palmer. The shortlist was selected by a jury comprising Penelope Curtis, director of Tate Britain, Candida Gertler of Outset, the artist Roger Hiorns, Adrian Searle, chief art critic of the Guardian, Anthony Spira, director of MK Gallery and Julia Upton, chief executive MK Community Foundation. Curtis, Gertler, Hiorns and Searle went on to pick the winner.
5 December 2014