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Veronica Ryan Nominated for Turner Prize 2022

Portrait of Veronica Ryan with her exhibition, Along a Spectrum, Spike Island, Bristol (2021) Photograph by Max McClure. Copyright Veronica Ryan. Courtesy Spike Island, Bristol.

Veronica Ryan Nominated for Turner Prize 2022

We are delighted to announce that Veronica Ryan has been nominated for the Turner Prize 2022, in recognition of her exhibition at Spike Island and the Hackney Windrush Art Commission.

Ryan is best known for making sculpture that is evocative of objects and forms from the natural world. Since the mid-1970s, she has been experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques to create meticulously handcrafted works that evoke trauma, melancholy, memory, history and environmental change.

Along a Spectrum at Spike Island examined these themes through works that include cast forms in clay and bronze; sewn and tea-stained fabrics; and crocheted fishing line pouches filled with a variety of seeds, fruit stones and skins.

Ryan has been nominated alongside Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard and Sin Wai Kin. An exhibition of their work will be held at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 until 19 March 2023. This year will mark the return of the Turner Prize to Liverpool after 15 years, with the winner being announced in December.

Watch Veronica Ryan: Along A Spectrum at Spike Island