06 December, 2006

Turner Prize 2006

German-born artist Tomma Abts has become the first woman painter to win the £25,000 Turner Prize since it was founded 22 years ago.

The Turner Prize 2006 has been awarded to Tomma Abts, it was announced at Tate Britain on 4 December 2006. The £25,000 prize, sponsored by the makers of Gordon's ® gin, was presented by Yoko Ono. With Gordon’s support this year’s prize fund is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. You can see the exhibition at Tate Britain until 14 January 2007.

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Audio guide transcripts:
Read transcript Andrew Renton on Tomma Abts

She works consistently to a format of 48 x 38 centimetres in acrylic and oil paint. She uses no source material and begins with no preconceived idea of the final result.



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