Gentle/Radical nominated for Turner Prize

10 May 2021

The Cardiff collective Gentle/Radical, whose team includes Stephen Lingwood (pictured above), minister of Cardiff Unitarians – Undodiaid Caerdydd, has been nominated for a prestigious Turner Prize in recognition of their work inspiring social change through art.

The BBC reports: “Gentle/Radical – made up of artists, community workers, performers, faith practitioners, writers and others – are advocating for art as a tool for social change. They create real and virtual spaces for communities in Wales to engage with culture, such as the creation a pop-up cinema space showing independent films. Their ongoing Doorstep Revolution helped people to share neighbourhood stories during lockdown. The jury admired their “deep commitment” to the hyper-local community of their native Riverside.” You can find the article in full here.

An exhibition of all five Turner Prize nominees work will be held at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum in Coventry from 29 September until 12 January 2022, as part of the UK City of Culture 2021 celebrations. The winner will be announced on 1 December.