With the 28th Turner Prize being presented in Gateshead next week, the focus has moved away from London into regional art galleries. The Turner Prize is awarded each year to a British artist under the age of fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding. Since it was set up in 1984 the Turner Prize has always been on display at one of the Tate galleries but this year the exhibition has moved to at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. The Turner Prize exhibition features works from the four artists nominated for the award which this year includes sculptors Karla Black and Martin Boyce, video artist Hilary Lloyd and the painter George Shaw.
The exhibition will run at the BALTIC Centre until the 8 January 2012 and is a must for art lovers visiting the area, with plenty of hotels in Newcastle and Gateshead it’s the perfect opportunity to plan a short break in the North East.
One of the four nominees George Shaw has opened an exhibition in his home town of Coventry, the I woz ere exhibition will run at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum until the 11th March 2012, perfect for anyone planning short breaks in Coventry.
These artists had previously exhibited in some of the best art galleries across the UK from the Mary Mary gallery in Glasgow, to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Tate Britain in London.
Will you be going to see the Turner Prize exhibition or would you rather visit a portrait gallery or photography exhibition?