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Turner Prize returns to Tate Liverpool in 2022


The Turner Prize is set to return to Tate Liverpool next autumn – 15 years after the Royal Albert Dock venue last staged the prestigious art award.

It will run at the gallery from next October as part of Tate Liverpool’s 2022 programme of exhibitions and events.

Today’s announcement also includes news that the venue will stage a summer exhibition titled Radical Landscapes, bringing together paintings, photographs, sculpture and installations featuring live plants.

Tate Liverpool hosted the Turner Prize in November 2007 – the first time it had been staged outside London - when artist Mark Wallinger won for his work State Britain. He was presented with the award by Hollywood legend, and keen artist, the late Dennis Hopper.

The prize evening coincided with the Royal Variety Performance at the Liverpool Empire in front of the Queen and was part of the countdown to Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture.

Since then the Turner Prize has been held at various locations around the UK. And in 2015 London-based collective Assemble won for its work with the community in Liverpool’s Granby ward.

Dennis Hopper at the 2007 Turner Prize. Photo courtesy of Tate Liverpool.


An independent jury will announce a shortlist of artists in May and following the exhibition’s opening, a winner will be selected on the day of the awards ceremony in December 2022.

Meanwhile Radical Landscapes, which opens on May 5, 2022, will show how artists have portrayed the British countryside as a place of mysticism, experimentation and rebellion.

Tate Liverpool director Helen Legg said: “It’s wonderful to be holding the Turner Prize at Tate Liverpool for the second time. It’s a prize that captures the imaginations of audiences and has had a transformational impact on the way people understand contemporary art.

“With Radical Landscapes and the Turner Prize our 2022 programme will bring a global spotlight to the city and promises to be an exciting and captivating one for our visitors.”

The Turner Prize is at Tate Liverpool from October 20, 2022 to March 19, 2023.