Lis Rhodes.

$130,000 Freelands Award Goes to Nottingham Contemporary and British Artist Lis Rhodes

This year’s Freelands Award will be given to Nottingham Contemporary to support the largest-ever solo show of the British artist and filmmaker Lis Rhodes, according to Anna Brady in the Art Newspaper. Rhodes herself will receive more than $35,000 of the prize money.

The award was first given out when Tate trustee Elisabeth Murdoch created her granting foundation in 2015. This year’s jury included Martin Clark (director of Camden Arts Center), curator Teresa Gleadowe, Jenni Lomax (outgoing director of the Camden Arts Center), and artist Cornelia Parker.

Murdoch said, “Whilst Rhodes’s influence is irrefutable, her work has never received the attention it most certainly deserves.”