The winner of Turner Prize 2019 will be announced by the Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful OBE, this Tuesday 3 December 2019. (main image Helen Cammock, Shouting in Whispers, 2017, Turner Prize 2019 at…Stephen White)
Turner Prize 2019, with work by the four shortlisted artists: Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani, is currently on show at Turner Contemporary in Margate until 12 January 2020. Entry to Turner Prize 2019 at Turner Contemporary is free. The exhibition has attracted more than 60,000 visitors since opening to the public on 28 September 2019. One of the best known prizes for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize, named after JMW Turner (1775-1851), aims to promote public interest in contemporary British art. It is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in past 12 months. The Turner Prize award is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists.
It is the first time that the venue for the Turner Prize, outside of London, has had a direct connection with JMW Turner. Turner Contemporary stands on the site of artist’s lodging house and enjoys views of the skies that Turner felt were ‘the loveliest in all Europe’. It was announced in October 2019 that Turner Contemporary’s iconic building will feature on the new £20 note, alongside their namesake JMW Turner.