Hepworth sculpture prize winner vows to share £30,000 award

By Nadia Khomami

Helen Marten says she will split her winnings with the three other nominees as ‘hierarchical position of art prizes is flawed'

The winner of the inaugural Hepworth prize for sculpture has pledged to share the £30,000 award with her fellow nominees.

Helen Marten, who is also nominated for December's Turner prize, picked up the new biennial award on Thursday at the Hepworth Wakefield gallery, where she immediately told guests about her plan to split it with the other nominees Phyllida Barlow, Steven Claydon and David Medalla.

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