Wobbly winner of art prize
THIS year’s winner of the spoof art award the Turnip Prize has been announced - as a toy dog on some jelly named ‘Collywobbles’.
The contest is a quirky West Country take satirising the Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize by rewarding deliberately bad modern art.
Nominees this year included a piece named ‘Hollywood’, which consists of a piece of holly on a piece of wood, and ‘Hot Date’, which is a chilli and a date.
But the winner was artist ‘Stoke We’ for his collie dog on top of a jelly.
The award was made in front of a packed audience at a Somerset pub, which cheered when the 69-year-old winner accepted the prize.
The winner – who says he is a lavatory cleaner – won a turnip mounted on a six-inch nail at the New Inn in Wedmore.
Organiser Trevor Prideaux said: “I am delighted with the lack of effort taken to create this work.”
The Turnip Prize winner