To me it seems like a good bunch of work with the entrants being 3 women and one man with a bit of bias towards artists from the North of England - The Tate seems to be keeping faith with a fair(er) representation for women artists.
|Helen's work included this - reminiscent of a Doll's House?|
Not so long ago I mentioned Helen Marten (showing at Serpentine Sackler) and it's true to say that the work she has on show is engaging and intriguing but (to me) a little too 'craft orientated.
[Helen hails from Macclesfield.]
Anthea Hamilton had work on show that hinted at Magritte - particularly the June sky and the Brick suit against the Brick wall paper - the work that's getting the media coverage is 'the bum' originally conceived as a building entry (I think).
|Made me think of Rene|
|An odd idea but great for selfies|
The final artist was the single short-lised male entrant he's Michael Dean and his work about UK Poverty was probably the most arresting item on show - Michael's from Newcastle Upon Tyne.
|Michael Dean's take on UK poverty definition a lot of pennies|
|A view of some merit perhaps|
I don't know -do we still have to call them Boris Bikes?
|A display of 'Red' biking perspective in Kensington, West London|