The Turner Prize is one of the best-known art prizes in the world (not always for the right reasons!), and is awarded to any artist under fifty who was either born in Britain, or anyone who has put on an outstanding exhibition during the last twelve months.
Tate Britain will be showcasing the work of each of the shortlisted artists, before announcing the winner in a big award ceremony in December.
This year's jury is made up of the art critic Oliver Basciano; director of the Kunsthalle Basel, Elena Filipovic; Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, Lisa LeFeuvre; and the novelist Tom McCarthy.
Craig’s review of Tate Britain – “Tate Britain is the one gallery that I've never bothered to visit before today. And the reason is this: I'm lazy. Yeah I know it's a dumb excuse, but it's true. They need to knock it down and move it closer to the train station. You've either got to get off at Vauxhall and walk across the bridge (not doing that), or get a tube to Pimlico (not doing that either), or wa… continued”
Burne-Jones exhibition, at Tate Britain – 24 Oct 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Tate Britain will be putting on a retrospective of work by the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.
Figure Totem Beast — 1950s British Sculpture – 29 Oct 2018 to 4 Feb 2019 – The Tate will looking at the uncompromising sculptures that emerged in Britain after the Second World War.
The photographs of Don McCullin – 5 Feb to 6 May 2019 – An exhibition of 250 photographs by Don McCullin, showing scenes of poverty and war in Vietnam and Northern Ireland.
Van Gogh and Britain – 27 Mar to 11 Aug 2019 – The 40 paintings in this important exhibition will represent the largest collection of paintings by Vincent Van Gogh in the UK for 10 years.
Drop-in Drawing at the National Portrait Gallery – Every Fri – Enjoy a free drop-in drawing session at the National Portrait Gallery, amongst some of the gallery's great works of art.
William De Morgan’s Sublime Symmetry – 11 May to 28 Oct 2018 – Sublime Symmetry is an exploration of William De Morgan's clever use of mathematics in his ceramic designs
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
If you enjoy Tate Britain then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (walk it in 30 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Courtauld Gallery), National Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to National Gallery), National Portrait Gallery (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to National Portrait Gallery), Royal Academy of Arts (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Pimlico to Royal Academy of Arts) and Wallace Collection (catch the train from Pimlico to Wallace Collection)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans