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The Turner Prize: Central Saint Martins Takes Over

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Assemble, Granby Four Streets 2014 © Assemble
Written by
Colin Buttimer
Published date
24 September 2015
Granby Four Streets 2014 © Assemble

Granby Four Streets 2014 © Assemble

Central Saint Martins is no stranger to Turner success – indeed, it was only two years ago that alumna Laure Prouvost won the coveted prize. This year is different though. This year, all of the nominees have links with the College.

Assemble
Three members of this London-based collective teach on our Spatial Practices programme – lecturer Maria Lisogorskaya, and visiting tutors Mat Leung and Louis Schulz. One of the projects Assemble is nominated for is an ongoing collaboration with local residents in the Granby Four Streets area of Toxteth, Liverpool.

Granby Four Streets 2014 © Assemble

Granby Four Streets 2014 © Assemble

Bonnie Camplin
Studying at Central Saint Martins back in the 1990s, Camplin completed a postgraduate course in Advanced Photography and a BA in Fine Art Film and Video. She is nominated for her piece The Military Industrial Complex, which explores what ‘consensus reality’ is and how it is formed.

Bonnie Camplin, The Military Industrial Complex, South London Gallery, 13 - 15 June 2015, Photography by Ollie Hammick © the Artist Cabinet London and South London Gallery

Bonnie Camplin, The Military Industrial Complex, South London Gallery, 13 – 15 June 2015, Photography by Ollie Hammick © the Artist Cabinet London and South London Gallery

Janice Kerbel
Nominated for her operatic work DOUG, which takes the form of nine songs for six voices, Kerbel borrows from conventional modes of narrative and creates elaborate imagined forms. Kerbel has been on the editorial board of Afterall, a research and publishing organisation at Central Saint Martins. She was also featured in a recent issue of the publication.

Janice Kerbel, DOUG 2014, Performed on 1 May 2015 in the Jeffrey Room, The Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow. Commissioned by The Common Guild, Glasgow, Photographer Alan Dimmick © greengrassi, London and Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

Janice Kerbel, DOUG 2014, Performed on 1 May 2015 in the Jeffrey Room, The Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow. Commissioned by The Common Guild, Glasgow, Photographer Alan Dimmick © greengrassi, London and Catriona Jeffries, Vancouver

Nicole Wermers
In 1999, Wermers graduated from MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins. She is nominated for Infrastruckur, an exhibition that adopts the glossy aesthetics and materials of modernist design and high fashion. Her work explores the appropriation of art and design within consumer culture.

Nicole Wermers, Infrastruktur 2015, Installation view © Herald St, London

Nicole Wermers, Infrastruktur 2015, Installation view © Herald St, London

More information:
The Turner Prize 2015
Spatial Practices Programme
BA Fine Art
MA Photography
MA Fine Art