Wob­bly win­ner of art prize

Western Daily Press - - News -

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.”

Trevor Prideaux

The Turnip Prize win­ner

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