The 2023 Turner Prize will be awarded at the Towner Eastbourne gallery, marking the first time Sussex has hosted the event.
The Towner Eastbourne gallery will host the Turner Prize award ceremony and ensuing exhibition as part of its centenary celebrations. Towner Eastbourne’s director, Joe Hill, said hosting the Turner Prize – the most high-profile award in contemporary British art – will be “a special moment” for the community, and “will also reignite the visitor economy in East Sussex.”
London’s Tate Modern is the home of the Turner Prize, but venues outside the UK capital are often chosen to host the awards. The 2022 awards ceremony will go ahead at Tate Liverpool in December this year. The four shortlisted artists for the prize are: Heather Phillipson, Ingrid Pollard, Veronica Ryan and Sin Wai Kin. Their work will be on show in a free exhibition at Tate Liverpool from 20 October 2022 to 19 March 2023.
Speaking of awarding next year’s edition to Towner Eastbourne, the Turner Prize jury’s chairman, Alex Farquharson, said: “It marks the first time the prize has been held in Sussex, an area that has inspired generations of artists.
“Towner’s rich history of collecting and exhibiting work by UK artists particularly resonates with Turner Prize’s aim to champion the latest developments in contemporary British art.”
The winner will be announced in a ceremony on 5 December 2023.