Friday, 21 January 2011

Sheffield Artist Haroon Mirza Wins Northern Art Prize

I came accross Haroon Mirza today in the Daily Telegraph.  He creates sculptures using household equipment, as you can see from his work above, which won him the Northern Art Prize! Other artists shortlisted for the £16,500 prize included Alec Finlay, Lubaina Himid and David Jacques.  The Leeds Art Gallery will be displaying their work until 6th of February.

The piece above is entitled 'Anthemoessa' and includes footage of Cat Stevens and Edward Armitage's 1988 painting 'The Siren.'  Mirza's first show opens in London on the 15th February 2011.

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