Belfast-Based Array Collective wins 2021 Turner Prize

The Array Collective made history on Wednesday 1st December when they became the first Northern Ireland winners of the Turner Prize, one of the world’s best-known prizes for the visual arts.

The Collective’s success was announced at a ceremony in Coventry Cathedral where they were presented with the £25,000 prize.

The Array Collective, which has 11 members, won the award for The Druithaib’s Ball, a recreation of a fantasy síbín (‘a pub without permission’). The jury praised the work for tackling taboo topics in Northern Ireland, with humour, seriousness and beauty.

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