The Turner prize is the most coveted in the arts world in the UK.
Sometimes what the winners are trying to achieve is obscure. But nothing has to be explained about the work of Array Collective, a group of Belfast artists who have landed the big one in this year’s awards.
Firstly the eleven strong group went to the pub, something many can relate to.
Then they set about making their points - taking in issues of modern society that Northern Ireland has traditionally backed away from - women’s rights, language rights and LGBT rights.
Through wild costumes, clever banners and a great deal of dark humour show they’ve had fun along the way.
Being a collective, splitting the £25,000 prize is going to need a mathematician to bring out the calculator, and being artists they might just be back in that pub for a celebration.
What they have done is show the world that Northern Ireland can cast a critical eye, humorous eye on itself in the spirit of progress.