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.
AliBell – “Its not the first gallery i would recommend (the National is much better), but if you've done the others then you shouldnt definitely try and visit this one. Dont be put off by its somewhat out of the way location. There are some grat paintings in here by the likes of Turner, Constable and Gainsborough. They are all British artists here -- that is why its called Tate Britain -- so obviously there isnt the range of artists that you will find at the National, but if you like landscapes then you will be more than satisfied. There are some of the greatest landscape painters of all-time here If you go then plan some time to take the boat between Tate Britain and Tate Modern. that is a lovely boatride that goes past lots of famous places, and is almost worth doing on its own”
Guest – “Tate Britain gallery used to be great. In the last two years it has gone off - big time. No room numbers, no floor plan (on line or as a paper folder). A major inability to display all their big crowd pleaser. Avoid and go to The National Gallery or Tate Modern or Wallace Collection. Visit only for the big paying exhibitions!!!”
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.
Italian Renaissance painters, Mantegna and Bellini – 1 Oct 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance painters Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna.
Anni Albers exhibition, at the Tate Modern – 12 Oct 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective of work by the influential textile artist, Anni Albers.
Lorenzo Lotto Portraits — at the National Gallery – 5 Nov 2018 to 10 Feb 2019 – The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of works by the Italian Renaissance portrait artist, Lorenzo Lotto.
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