THE TURNER MEDAL & LECTURE


Turner medal

More on the history of the Colour Group's medals is to be found here

About every two years the Colour Group invites a distinguished artist or art historian, to give The Turner Lecture, honouring Britain's greatest colourist. A sterling silver medal is awarded to mark the occasion, and the recipient presents a keynote lecture related to his or her work.


Past Turner Lecturers

1998 Peter Sedgley
2000 Albert Irvin 1922 - 2015
2001 Martin Kemp
2003 Roy Osborne Telesio's Colour Dictionary of 1528
2007 Zandra Rhodes The Only Thing Constant Is Change - A Life in Colour
2009 John Gage Emulous of light: Turner's colour revisited
2011 Bridget Riley Colour in Particular with reference to works by the artist and other painters
Unfortunately illness prevented her from delivering the Turner prize lecture
2013 Kaffe Fassett Glorious Colour
2015 Carlos Cruz-Diez Reflections on Colour: video link from Panama to City University. A video made by the Cruz-Diez Foiundation is here.
2017 Michael Craig-Martin Colour in Practice


DATE 03 November 2017