Turner Prize 2011

21 October 2011 - 8 January 2012

This year the Turner Prize, one of the most prestigious for contemporary art, is being organised by BALTIC. It is the first time the Prize has been presented outside of Tate in its 27 year history. Established in 1984 to celebrate new developments in contemporary art, the Prize is awarded each year to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding.

In partnership with Tate
Connected by NOKIA / Presented by Channel 4
Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Northern Rock Foundation.
Media Partner: The Guardian

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Channel 4’s association with the Turner Prize. Channel 4 is sponsoring the prize fund of £40,000 and a dedicated programme featuring the live announcement of the winner will be broadcast live on 5 December 2011. A series of short films about the shortlisted artists will feature on Channel 4 as well as additional programming on More4. 

This year’s shortlisted artists whose work will make up the exhibition are Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd and George Shaw.

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