Turner Prize returns to Tate Liverpool as part of exciting 2022 programme

27th July, 2021

One of world's best-known contemporary visual art awards, the Turner Prize, is coming to Tate Liverpool at Royal Albert Dock.

In a huge coup for the city, the annual celebration of artistic talent will return in October 2022 for the first time in 15 years.

Tate Liverpool became the first gallery outside London ever to host the prestigious prize in 2007 when it helped launch the city’s year as European Capital of Culture.

Established in 1984, the Turner Prize is awarded each year to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or presentation of their work.

It’s become known for starting debate around new developments in contemporary British art and past winners have included Damien Hirst’s controversial Mother and Child Divided, cow and calf preserved in formaldehyde, and pottery with a social commentary by Grayson Perry which won in 2003.

Over the summer of 2022, ahead of hosting the awards in October, the gallery will also stage a major exhibition, Radical Landscapes, which will bring together paintings, installations featuring living vegetation, photographs and sculpture to explore people’s connection to the rural landscapes of Britain. Helen Legg, Director of Tate Liverpool, said: ‘It is wonderful to be holding the Turner Prize at Tate Liverpool for the second time. It is 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."