The award winners—artists Claire Barclay, Phyllida Barlow, Michael Fullerton, Ryan Gander, and Mark Leckey and musicians Iain Ballamy, Luke Bedford, and Jonathan Lloydwill each receive £45,000 ($92,000), £5,000 more than the Turner Prize-winner.
As is typical of the Hamlyn award, all of this year's winners are relatively low-profile. However, past recipients Jeremy Deller and Tomma Abts have both gone on to win Turners.
Hamlyn (1926-2001) made his fortune in publishing and music recording and left £200 million to the foundation he set up in 1987. This year's award was judged by a panel including curators, a critic, and the artist Phil Collins.