Crown Paints sets the scene for the Turner Prize during Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Crown Paints’ colour expertise has helped provide a bespoke backdrop for this year’s shortlisted Turner Prize artists to display their work.

The Turner Prize, one of the world’s most renowned art prizes, is being presented at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull, with an exhibition of work by this year’s shortlisted artists: Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi.

Running until 7 January 2018, the exhibition is a highlight of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

The curators of Turner Prize 2017 – critic, educator and curator, Sacha Craddock, chair of New Contemporaries, and George Vasey, writer and curatorial fellow at Newcastle University – have worked with Crown Paints’ colour matching experts at Hull’s Crown Decorating Centre for the exhibition.

Sacha said: “Crown Paints has been a great partner on this important project for Hull.

“It was important to have access to a range able to match the shades we required and that we were not going to be limited to just a colour card. We are very pleased with the result.”

George added: “A lot of thought has gone into providing the right shades for each of the artist’s spaces and the sensitivity of the display and the colours have been very well received.

“Hurvin Anderson chose a very cool grey, with no colour in it at all, just a mix of black and white.

“He mixed the specific shade he wanted before Crown Paints matched it.

“Andrea Büttner wanted a colour similar to the gallery’s permanent collection but 50 percent lighter, again something Crown Paints were able to deliver.

“The end result is a beautiful lilac colour, a very intelligent shade, which has so many variations.

“Lubaina Himid’s display is set in the standard art gallery white colour

“Finally, Rosalind Nashashibi’s terracotta-coloured display was developed to create an intimate space for visitors to feel they could sink into.

“Rosalind also used Crown Paints to create displays in the entrance area.”

Providing the backdrop for the Turner Prize is the latest project for Crown Paints as Business Club partners to Hull UK City of Culture 2017.

The year-long event has provided a national and international platform to showcase its colour expertise and celebrate the transformational power of culture.

Ellis Mudd is Site Manager at Crown Paints Hull manufacturing centre, based in Sculcoates Lane. Crown has been manufacturing paints in the city for more than 200 years.


He said: “Having the Turner Prize in Hull has been a huge coup for the city and we are delighted to play a part in this event.


“Our expertise, pride and passion for Hull has enabled us to add colour to a range of eye-catching projects across the city and it is amazing to see the transformation taking place.”img_7530 img_7540 img_7560 img_7593