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Turner Prize 2019 at the Turner Contemporary

28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020

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The prize and the gallery that were both named for artist J M W Turner will be brought together in 2019, when the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate hosts the prestigious Turner Prize.

Turner Prize Nominees

Four of the most exciting artists working right now have been shortlisted based on an outstanding exhibition that has taken place the previous year. The Turner Prize 2019 nominees are : Helen Cammock, Tai Shani, Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Oscar Murillo.

Since the Turner Contemporary Gallery opened in 2011 it has been strongly associated with a cultural and artistic renaissance in the Kent seaside town.

Previous Winners

Previous winners include Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, Damien Hirst, Steve McQueen and Grayson Perry.

The coastal town of Margate inspired Turner, who first visited when he was 11 years old. He returned time and again and produced more than 100 works, including seascapes, inspired by the east Kent coast.

About the Turner Prize

The Prize has been shown in various locations around the UK, including London, Liverpool, Gateshead, Derry, Glasgow and Hull to coincide with that city being declared the UK’s city of culture.

Since 1984, the prize has been granted to artists based on their works in the previous year. The value of the Prize is £40,000 with £25,000 for second place and a further £5,000 for all artists who make the short list.

When is the exhibition at the Turner Contemporary

The exhibition will be held from 28 September, 2019 to 12 January, 2020.

Where is the Turner Prize

It will be at the Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, UK

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More information on the Turner Contemporary

For further information on the Turner Contemporary Gallery, click here.


28 September 2019
12 January 2020


Margate,CT9 1HGUnited Kingdom
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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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