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23 Jun 2016 Feature

Regional galleries have helped many UK artists achieve international acclaim. But their role as champions of ground-breaking work is under threat, warns Kate Brindley.

The shortlisting announced for the 2016 Turner Prize last month revealed that three of the four finalists were nominated for the impact their work achieved at international exhibitions. This indicates the extent to which UK contemporary art is continuing to enjoy acclaim overseas as a creative force. But it also raises questions about whether UK artists should need to achieve international acclaim before they can be considered worthy finalists for the UK’s biggest arts prize.

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