Darren Almond

(born 1971)
Darren Almond Multiple Working 1997 © DARREN ALMOND AND THE PARAGON PRESS


Darren Almond’s art concerns time and journeys. This interest dates back to his youth, when he was a train-spotter and travelled widely throughout Britain by train. Amongst Almond’s early work is a series of nameplates in cast aluminium, made in imitation of the plaques on British 125 inter-city trains, as well as an enormous digital clock in which the numbers flip over with a heavy click. Other work has concerned the bus stop at Auschwitz and the personal memories of his grandmother. Almond was born in Wigan and studied at Winchester School of Art. He works in a variety of media, including installation, film, photography, sculpture and print. In 2005 he was nominated for the Turner Prize.

Glossary terms

  • An annual British art prize which was founded in 1984 by the Tate Gallery's Patrons of New Art. It is intended to promote public discussion of developments in contemporary British art and generates media attention and, at times, controversy. Winners include Gilbert and George , Richard Long, Rachel Whiteread and Douglas Gordon.