YP Comment: Hull '“ Britain's new capital of art

THE most high-profile award in British arts, the Turner Prize has certainly become more irreverent and eccentric with the passage of time, a trend that is set to continue this year after the identities of the four shortlisted nominees were revealed.

However it’s important not to lose sight of the
bigger picture. It is a major coup for Hull, this year’s City of Culture, that such thought-provoking works – warts and all – will be showcased at the recently refurbished Ferens Art Gallery before the winner is announced.

With Hull’s celebrations continuing to exceed all expectations, the hosting of such illustrious events not only demonstrate the vibrancy of the regional arts outside of London but the importance of culture to the wider economy.