Director’s Talk: Introduction to the Turner Prize

The Turner Prize 2011

12 November 2011


Director's Talk, North Member Programme

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
South Shore Road
Gateshead, NE8 3BA

Arguably the world’s most recognised and prestigious award for contemporary art, the Turner Prize presents the very best of current British art. Established in 1984, it offers the chance to discover what is new in British art now and is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the 12 months preceding the 4th April 2011.

For the first time the exhibition will this year be held outside of a Tate venue. It features nominated artists Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd and George Shaw and the winner will be announced in early December.

For those who may have missed previous Turner Prize exhibitions, or for a reminder of artists and exhibitions in years gone by, Contemporary Art Society Director, Paul Hobson, will offer a beginners guide to the history of the Turner Prize and discuss its continued importance in the careers of contemporary artists.

This event is part of a series of events programmed by the Contemporary Art Society in the North East. Membership cost is £25 for New Members. This is the 3rd year of the pilot programme and we are currently offering programming until July 2012.

If you are not yet a member and would like to join, or to receive further information about the organisation and its activities, please contact:

Mark Doyle

07891 880 498


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