07 May, 2007

The Turner Prize history

The Turner Prize is a contemporary art award held at Tate Britain that has provoked debate since its inception in 1984. This section of the website traces the history of the prize and provides information on all of the shortlisted artists, as well as the exhibitions. You can also read about the way the public and the media have responded to the prize.

History of the Prize
A brief overview of the highs and lows since 1984

Artists 1984 - 2006
Read about each of the artists who have been nominated for the Prize during the last twenty years, and see some of their work

The Critics
What the newspapers have said about the Turner Prize since 1984

Satirical views of the Turner Prize

Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the history of the Turner Prize, plus helpful definitions of art terms

Some opinions about controversial issues raised by the Prize

How much have you learnt about the history of the prize? Test your knowledge in our quiz

Tate Magazine
Read related article in Tate Magazine


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