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Monday 20 June 2022

To Mark Sussex Gallery's Centenary Celebrations Towner Eastbourne Will Host Turner Prize 2023

The Turner Prize, the world's leading prize for contemporary art, will be presented at Towner Eastbourne in 2023, as the centrepiece of the gallery's centenary celebrations.  

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Winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2020, Towner Eastbourne is well known for its collection of modern and contemporary British art and award-winning modernist gallery building. 

Towner also leads a dynamic programme of commissions, acquisitions and exhibitions by some of the most exciting and diverse artists working at all stages of their careers. 

Turner Prize 2023 is part of Towner 100 – the gallery's year-long centenary celebration of arts and culture across Eastbourne. 

With support from Eastbourne Borough Council and East Sussex County Council, the Turner Prize will bring transformative cultural and social experiences for visitors and residents of the prestigious, popular seaside destination.   

Towner Eastbourne is also currently leading an ambitious culture-led Levelling Up project for Eastbourne that will further reinforce the area's attraction as a major cultural destination internationally.

The exhibition of Turner Prize's four shortlisted artists will be presented from 28 September 2023 to 14 January 2024 with the announcement of the winner on 5 December 2023. 

Joe Hill, Director, Towner Eastbourne said:  

"It will be a very special moment for our communities and for Towner, and a wonderful centrepiece to our centenary year programme. 

"The event will not only allow current and new audiences to experience some of the very best in contemporary art in our brand new galleries, but it will also reignite the visitor economy in East Sussex, with events planned across the county as well as across our own town to coincide with the exhibition. 

"I look forward to welcoming everyone to Towner in 2023 and would also like to thank Tate for this wonderful opportunity."

More information about Towner 100 and the Turner Prize at Towner Eastbourne will be announced later in 2022.

by: Mike Cobley




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