London based, multidisciplinary collective Assemble have won this year's Turner Prize, for their Granby Four Streets project, for which they have worked with the local community in Toxteth, Liverpool to refurbish 10 houses due for demolition, using innovative low cost materials and a collaborative arts and crafts approach.
For the Turner Prize exhibition they also initiated Granby Workshop, where the local people in Toxteth are also producing products based on those made for the houses, including lampshades, doorknobs, tiles and block-printed fabrics, with the profits going back into the social enterprise.
Hosted by the Tramway in Glasgow, in conjunction with Tate, this is the first time that the prize has been held in Scotland. The other shortlisted artists are Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel, and Nicole Wermers.
The Turner Prize 2015 Exhibition continues at Tramway through 17 January 2016.
7 December 2015