Crown Paints’ extensive knowledge has provided a bespoke backdrop for this year’s nominated Turner Prize artists to display their pieces.
The Turner Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious art prizes, is being held at Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery on December 5th.
This exhibition is a focal point of Hull being the UK City of Culture for 2017 and will run until January 7th next year.
Crown Paints’ colour matching experts have worked closely with the curators of the Turner Prize 2017; critic, educator and curator, Sacha Craddock and George Vasey, writer and curatorial fellow at Newcastle University, at Hull’s Crown Decorating Centre for the exhibition.
Sacha spoke about the partnership between the two parties.
“Crown Paints has been a great partner on this important project for Hull,” she said.
“It was important to have access to a range able to match the shades we required and that we were not going to be limited to just a colour card. We are very pleased with the result.”
George talked about the role Crown has played in assisting this year’s finalists; Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi.
“A lot of thought has gone into providing the right shades for each of the artist’s spaces and the sensitivity of the display and the colours have been very well received.
“Hurvin Anderson chose a very cool grey, with no colour in it at all, just a mix of black and white; he mixed the specific shade he wanted before Crown Paints matched it.
“Andrea Büttner wanted a colour similar to the gallery’s permanent collection but 50 percent lighter, again something Crown Paints were able to deliver; the end result is a beautiful lilac colour, a very intelligent shade, which has so many variations.”
“Lubaina Himid’s display is set in the standard art gallery white colour.
“Finally, Rosalind Nashashibi’s terracotta-coloured display was developed to create an intimate space for visitors to feel they could sink into; Rosalind also used Crown Paints to create displays in the entrance area.”
This project is the latest in a line from Crown Paints, in its role as Business Club partners to Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
The twelve month event has provided a national and international platform to showcase its colour expertise and celebrate the transformational power of culture.
Ellis Mudd, Site Manager at Crown Paints Hull manufacturing centre, commented: “Having the Turner Prize in Hull has been a huge coup for the city and we are delighted to play a part in this event.
“Our expertise, pride and passion for Hull has enabled us to add colour to a range of eye-catching projects across the city and it is amazing to see the transformation taking place.”
Crown has been manufacturing paints in the city of Hull for over 200 years.
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