Turner Prize 2019 at the Turner Contemporary
October 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
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 will be shortlisted based on an outstanding exhibition that has taken place the previous year; the names of the artists have not been announced yet, but it is expected that a statement will be made in spring 2019.
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 Turner Prize 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 Turner Prize at the Turner Contemporary
The exhibition will be held from 1 October, 2019 to 31 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.