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A Special visitor to the Turner Prize 2021 exhibition in Coventry

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum has been showcasing the work of the five nominees for this year’s award since the end of September and the winner will be announced on December 1, 2021 at a ceremony at Coventry Cathedral.  

And, during a visit to the region, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, decided to engage with the work of the five collectives – Array Collective, Black Obsidian Sound System, Cooking Sections, Gentle/Radical and Project Art Works.

How will arts, culture and creativity shape a better future for Coventry?

A blog about Art for the People, a Talking Birds project.

We’re hugely excited to be developing Art for the People with the support of Coventry 2021. This is a project that has been a very long time in the gestation - and for a while we didn’t know whether we would be able to convince people to invest and make it happen - because it doesn’t really take the shape of a traditional art project.


What is UK City of Culture?

UK City of Culture is a competition run by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Every four years, cities compete to be awarded the prestigious title. The first UK City of Culture was Derry/Londonderry in 2013 followed by Hull in 2017. The title brings with it a huge amount of opportunity to place your city on a national and international stage.

Coventry was awarded the title in December 2017 after competing against eleven other cities. The bid was won on the strength of our city's diversity, its youthfulness and the opportunities that being so centrally located bring. Coventry's year in the spotlight will run from May 2021 - May 2022.

We, at Coventry City of Culture Trust, are the independent charity responsible, alongside with our partners, to deliver an extraordinary year. 

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Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung (2016) Photo by Andrew Moore.

Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung (2016) Photo by Andrew Moore.