Wednesday, 12 December 2007

The Alternative Turner Prize

With the winner of the Turner prize announced, we are offering the opportunity for young artists to present their reaction through an original piece of work.

The Turner Prize has always been a launch pad for the most exciting young talent in Britain, focusing media attention and encouraging debate around artists such as Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst. Now that these artists are institutionalised, and the Sattchi gallery is looking beyond the scopes of this island for new works, we believe that it’s time for some fresh blood!

The Alternative Turner Prize offers young artists, aged 13-25, the chance of showcasing their work alongside the Turner prize winner. However, forget the hype and glamour of the real Turner prize, this is a subversive, tongue-in-cheek take on British Modern art.

The event is a curtain raiser on the 2008 European Capital of Culture. It marks the first time the Turner Prize has moved from London since its launch in 1984, taking the focus of British modern art to the north. This prize offers a glimpse of artistic future and gives a chance to fresh talent nationwide.

Prizes for the winner:

Their piece hung in the Tate Liverpool
Free entry to paid Tate exhibitions at all four galleries
Free entry to talks, tours, workshops and other events

The Alternative Turner Prize has been created by Young Tate - Tate Liverpool’s enthusiastic band of art activists aged 13-25 who meet regularly to manage dynamic youth projects for the gallery.

For more information on the Alternative turner Prize and to download a competition pack, click on this:

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