Past Turner prize winning artists

Turner Prize Winners

The Turner prize is a contemporary art award which is awarded by a panel of art industry judges to the best British artist of the year who is aged under 50. The prize of £25,000 is awarded at a ceremony at Tate Britain where an exhibition of the short-listed artists is on display several months before the prize is announced.

The following table lists the past winners of the Turner Prize since it's inception in 1984. Each winning artist is listed along with a description of the usual medium they work with and also a named example of their work.

The 2006 Turner prize winner was announced on the 4th of December. The shortlisted artists this year were:

Year Turner Prize
Winning Artist
Art Medium Used Title of works
2006Tomma AbtsPaint 48x38cm canvasEbe, Lübbe
Epko, Ert
2005Simon StarlingInstallationsShedboatshed
Tabernas Desert Run
2004Jeremy DellerVideo, InstallationsTexas Memory Bucket
The History of the World 1997-2004
2003Grayson PerryCeramicsGolden Ghosts
I was an Angry Working Class Man
2002Keith TysonInstallation, mixed mediaA Tiny Bubble of Complexity
Two discreet molecules of simultaneity
2001Martin CreedInstallationWork No. 227: Lights Going On and Off
2000Wolfgang TillmansInstallations, photographyConcorde
1999Steve McQueenVideoDeadpan
Triptych Drumroll
1998Chris Ofilivarious paint, elephant dungNo Woman, No Cry
The Virgin Mary
1997Gillian WearingVideo, photographs10-16
Sixty Minute Silence
1996Douglas GordanVideoConfessions of a Justified Sinner
1995Damien HirstInstallations, variety of materials
including formaldehyde and cows
Mother and Child Divided
1994Antony GormleySculpture, Iron, terracottaTesting a World View
Field for the British Isles
1993Rachel WhitereadInstallations, casts of
commonplace objects
1992Grenville DaveySculpture, SteelHAL
1991Anish KapoorSculpture Many Untitled pieces
1990No Prize - Cancelled due to bankruptcy of sponsor; Drexel Burnham Lambert
1989Richard LongInstallations, variety of
materials including clay
White Water Line
1988Tony CraggSculpture, mixed media,
including building materials
George and the Dragon
On the Savannah
1987Richard DeaconSculpture, variety of
materials including laminated wood
To My Face No.1
1986Gilbert & GeorgePhoto-pieceComing
1985Howard HodgkinOil on woodA Small Thing But My Own
1984Malcolm MorleyOil paintingFarewell to Crete

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