Preston artist and University of Central Lancashire professor Lubaina Himid made a CBE by Prince Charles

Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) by Prince Charles.

Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 10:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 11:38 am
Lubaina Himid with Prince Charles (Photo: Clarence House)

Preston-based Lubaina, who is a professor at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), was awarded the title for her services to art.

Lubaina, who was recently named as the first Guardian artist in residence, said: “I feel honoured to receive this award and hope to be able to use it to encourage positive action around art and artists to highlight our unique and enriching contribution to the lives of everyone.

“The ceremony was a bit of a blur for me but the short conversation with Prince Charles was reassuring, spookily knowledgeable and funny as he asked about balancing teaching and working in the studio on large scale international projects.”

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The UCLan PhD supervisor was also awarded an MBE in June 2010 for services to black women's art.

She has spent her 35-year career shining a light on the trade in enslaved people and the contribution made by the people of the Black Diaspora.