As this year’s Orange prize shortlist is announced, Channel 4 News looks at how the prize has moved from being a “women’s” award bound up in discussions of gender, to a major commercial player.
On the eve of a major new show David Hockney tells Channel 4 News about his latest love affair with Yorkshire and, after that spat with Damien Hirst, why painting comes from the “hand and the heart”.
Working in film and video, Hilary Lloyd presents sound and image to the viewer in a way which challenges and undermines viewing conventions, writes Matthew Cain.
Martin Boyce’s work creates atmospheric, sculptural art inspired by modernist design history, which it often directly quotes, writes Matthew Cain.
Fascinated with psychological vulnerability, Karla Black’s innovative sculptural installations are rooted in feminism and combine traditional art-making with modern materials, writes Matthew Cain.
As the world’s most famous contemporary art prize travels to Gateshead, Channel 4 News Culture Editor Matthew Cain hopes the change of scene will “shake the prize free from history and tradition”.
Focusing on the mundane two square miles where he grew up in Coventry, painter George Shaw confronts nostalgia in his work which lies at the edge of tradition, writes Matthew Cain.
“For as reliable an account as possible of what Shakespeare wrote, the First Folio is it – not just for scholars but for actors and directors,” says Channel 4 News Culture Editor Matthew Cain.
Female musicians are more prominent than ever at this year’s London Jazz Festival – surprising, perhaps, in a musical genre often accused of being unwelcoming to women.
Young people with physical and learning difficulties are not only singing with the Scottish Opera, they are flying too, as Channel 4 News Culture Editor Matthew Cain reports.
Matthew Cain asks whether a glut of literary adaptations at this year’s London Film Festival could stifle creativity within the film industry.
Akram Khan is one of the biggest names on the international dance circuit. Channel 4 News Culture Editor Matthew Cain asks Khan why he has returned to his Bangladeshi roots for his latest work.
Johnny Vegas tells Channel 4 News Culture Editor Matthew Cain how his obsession with shopping channels led to an experimental “Theatrivision” show at Manchester International Festival.
A new generation is discovering the sound and spirit of 1980s raves – but the law and the internet make it impossible to recreate that sense of being part of a privileged group.
Orange Prize co-founder Kate Mosse tells Channel 4 News the award “still matters” in a publishing world dominated by men, as the six nominees read extracts from their books.