An atmospheric tour of Paul Noble’s London studio, as he makes his final preparations for the Turner Prize exhibition.



‘My drawings begin with their title….What was writing on a page becomes a building or place’ says Paul Noble, of his intricate, architectural pencil drawings. For the Turner Prize, Noble exhibits a body of work from his elaborate drawing project depicting the fictional place, Nobson Newtown. Spanning sixteen years of work, a range of the painstaking pencil drawings are brought together from the very first in the series, Paul’s Palace 1996, to a recent large-scale drawing not seen before. Starting with a word drawn at the centre, the letters are then ‘illuminated’ with a complex web of visual narratives and delivered with a hint of deadpan humour. New sculptures made in speckled black and white marble echo the forms within the drawings.