This year, Towner Eastbourne is host to one of the best-known prizes for the visual arts in the world: The Turner Prize. This is the first time the prize has ever been held in Sussex, and it happens in an important year for Towner Eastbourne as the gallery celebrates its centenary.
The four shortlisted artists for 2023 – Jesse Darling, Barbara Walker, Ghislaine Leung and Rory Pilgrim – are showcased across four vast gallery spaces at Towner Eastbourne, in an excting and thoughtfully curated exhibition of the nominated artworks.
Turner Prize 2023 winner
The overall winner of the 2023 Turner Prize is Jesse Darling, nominated for his solo exhibitions ‘No Medals, No Ribbons’ at Modern Art Oxford and ‘Enclosures’ at Camden Art Centre, London. The winner was announcenced at an awards ceremony in in Eastbourne on 5 December 2023.
Turner Prize 2023 shortlist
The three other shortlisted artists for this year’s Turner Prize, whose works will remain installed at Towner Eastbourne until April, are:
For her solo exhibition ‘Fountains’ at Simian, Copenhagen.
For the commission ‘RAFTS’ at Serpentine and Barking Town Hall, and a live performance of the work at Cadogan Hall, London.
For her presentation entitled Burden of Proof at Sharjah Biennial 15.
Turner Prize in Eastbourne
One of the best-known prizes for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. Established in 1984, the Prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the previous twelve months.
The exhibition of the shortlisted artists’ work, and the announcement of the prize, forms the centrepiece of Towner Eastbourne’s centenary centenary celebrations: Towner 100, and part of Eastbourne ALIVE – a year-long programme of cultural events across Eastbourne includes exhibitions, activities, special events and public art commissions.
See it at Towner Eastbourne until April 2024.
Read our Eastbourne guide to discover places to eat, drink, shop and explore while you’re here for the exhibition.