Cornelia Parker is the official artist of election 2017

A Turner prize-nominated artist whose creations have included fragments of a garden shed blown up by the British Army has been selected as the official artist for the 2017 election.

Sculptor and Royal Academician Cornelia Parker is the first female election artist to be chosen by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art. She will receive a £17,000 commission fee plus travel expenses to enable her to observe the electoral campaign leading up to the vote on 8 June 2017 and produce a work of art about it. Continue reading