Revealed – meet the winner of this year’s Turnip Prize

PUBLISHED: 18:30 08 December 2017

Mary Hemmings with her Pulled Pork entry.

Mary Hemmings with her Pulled Pork entry.

Contributed

A 12-year-old girl has become the youngest ever winner of Wedmore’s Turnip Prize, capping off a record-breaking year for the contest.

The art competition, a spoof of the Turner Prize, challenges artists to come up with the worst possible design using as little effort as possible.

More than 100 entries were submitted to this year’s competition with Mary Hemmings – also known as Chris P Bacon – from Lower Langford chosen as the winner for her Pulled Pork idea – a toy pig being pulled by a toy tractor.

MORE: Quiz: How well do you know your Turner Prize facts from the Turnip Prize?

Organiser Trevor Prideaux said: “This year’s event attracted a total of 100 entries.

“I am delighted with the lack of effort taken to create this work.

“It’s fantastic that Chris P Bacon has won.

“She clearly has what it takes to be recognised in modern art circles and will be remembered in art history for no time at all.”

Other News Stories

57 minutes ago

An ex-heroin addict who claims Weston-super-Mare ‘saved his life’ is calling on schools to educate youngsters about the dangers of substance abuse.

Read more
07:00

‘Significant concerns’ about the state of special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision in North Somerset have been raised in a report, with parents slamming the ‘horrific’ service.

Read more

More than 400 GCSE students took part in a showcase of culinary expertise and butchery.

Read more

Bristol Airport has been named the best in Europe.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:00

Young runners have raised hundreds of pounds at a primary school’s Race for Life event.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Children from two primary schools put their creative skills to the test to design penguins for the Feathers McGraw exhibition.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

Holidaymakers parking on residential streets to avoid fees at Bristol Airport are causing ‘huge issues’ for villagers living in Cleeve.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

A town councillor is urging Weston Town Council to support community groups to preserve Worlebury Hill Fort.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

A Weston-super-Mare dog owner whose pets infuriated neighbours has been forced to pay hundreds of pounds in court for failing to stop her dogs barking.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:00

A professional wrestler is walking from Bristol to Weston-super-Mare in memory of his grandfather to raise money for Weston Hospicecare.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 16°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

Somerset's trusted business finder