Margaret Harrison 2013 Northern Art Prize goes to Margaret Harrison

The Guardian May 27, 2013

This week, the veteran Cumbrian artist Margaret Harrison was the winner of the sixth Northern Art Prize, picking up a cheque for £16,500. Unlike the Turner Prize, which is awarded to "a British artist under 50", there is no age discrimination in awarding the Northern Art Prize. For the prize exhibition at the Leeds Art Gallery, Margaret Harrison created two new works. The Last Gaze is based on John William Waterhouse's The Lady of Shalott, which hangs in the gallery's permanent collection. The double portrait, which shows modern imagery of Elvis and assorted superheroes with a mirrored copy of Tennyson's unhappy heroine, can also be viewed via a series of car mirrors.

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