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An altogether quieter Turner prize

Though there was no pornography, elephant dung or scandal, Britain's contentious art prize still ruffled a few feathers in the art world

By Charlotte Higgins  /  THE GUARDIAN , LONDON

The Turner prize awards a British-based or British-born artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition of his or her work in the 12 months preceding May 9, 2006.

The other jurors were Margot Heller, director of the South London gallery; Matthew Higgs, director of the White Columns gallery in New York; Andrew Renton, director of the curators' course at Goldsmiths College; and Nicholas Serota, chairman of the jury.

Since its inception in 1984, previous winners have included Howard Hodgkin (1985), Damien Hirst (1995), Martin Creed (2001), and, last year, Simon Starling.

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