Assemble win Turner Prize: Artist-collective - currently in residence at Chapter - scoop prestigious UK art prize
Posted on: 08 Dec 2015
We are delighted to announce that Assemble, an artist collective who are currently in residence at Chapter, were last night awarded the Turner Prize.
Assemble have been in residence at Chapter since November, with a brief to explore the various roles it plays in Canton, Cardiff and the wider world. Over a series of shared meals with artists, staff, tenants, neighbours and other institutions and groups working across Cardiff and visual art in the UK, Assemble have hosted informal and open conversations about what Chapter is and how it imagines itself, the impact it has, and the role of art and arts centre's in the day-to-day life of a city.
They return for the second part of their residency in the New Year. Please join us in congratulating the artists.
The discussions will range from explorations of the relationship between international profile and local usefulness; the role of galleries in nurturing art practice at all stages of an artist's career - and the practical challenges of both the Chapter building and organisation.
Hannah Firth, Director of Programme said: “We are thrilled that Assemble have won this year’s Turner Prize and delighted to be working with them to shape the future of our organisation. Across the next few months we will be working with the collective to explore how we produce and present our artistic programme, and how we can create space for audiences to engage with contemporary cultural practice and with each other. “
Through our collaborations with Assemble we hope to build a picture of what Chapter is now and of how it can shape its ambitions for the future, with a view to better understanding the role that the design and building might play in allowing it to flourish through the next few phases of its life.
Assemble is a multi-disciplinary collective working across architecture, design and art. Founded in 2010 to undertake a single self-built project, Assemble has since delivered a diverse and award-winning body of work, whilst retaining a democratic and co-operative working method that enables built, social and research based work at a variety of scales, both making things and making things happen. Giles and Amica - who head up the residency at Chapter - are founding members of Assemble. Amica has been heavily involved in the origin, creation and development of Baltic Street Adventure Playground in Glasgow. Giles is currently working across a number of projects from a healthy chicken–shop to an alternative city plan for Vancouver. Both are interested in the role of the amateur, and of amateur making, in the development of architectural practice.
Click here to find out more about Assemble's residency at Chapter.
This residency is supported by the Arts Council of Wales.