We are delighted that Bootham Old Scholars‘ Lawrence Abu Hamdan has been shortlisted for the prestigious Turner Prize.

His work examines the political effects of listening, using audio to explore its effects on human rights and law.  This has led to him testifying as an expert witness in asylum hearings in the United Kingdom.

His works, along with those of all shortlisted artists, will be on show at the Turner Contemporary in Margate from 28 September until January 2020. To see his work, please click here and for examples of all four of the shortlisted artists, please click here.

The winner is announced on 3 December.