Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust

Turner Prize: We won

Ronnie HughesComment

As we get closer to the announcement of who’s won this year’s Turner Prize media interest in what us lot in Granby 4 Streets are doing is once again increasing.

Last night, Thursday 3rd December, Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust were featured on BBC Newsnight in a short film by Josh Sykes which contains Lewis Jones from Turner nomiated architects Assemble and Paula Frew from Granby Workshop, talking about the work they’re doing with us, Paula even demonstrating how their fired door knobs get made.

The film then explores whether this work is art at all. Mark Hudson from the Daily Telegraph contending that if it is then B+Q might as well be nominated for the Turner Prize. At which point our Hazel, Granby resident of 25 years standing and CLT Board member, steps forward and says what she says:

“It’s recognising the politics in art, it’s recognising the humanity in art. It’s not this piece of work of art that goes into some rich person’s warehouse, this is something that you live with. And it’s art for the people. And if art isn’t about people and humanity, then what is it about?”


Well said Hazel, well done Josh it was a pleasure having you here.

Here’s the film.

Well done too Nasra Elliott, Four Streets CLT tenant, and Baby Dolls Hair & Beauty of Granby Street, also in the film.

The announcement of the Turner Prize winner will be made on 7th December. and of course Assemble and all of us from Granby 4 Streets won. Good.