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Turner Prize, Derry

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The Turner Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the last year. It is intended to promote public discussion of new developments in contemporary British art and is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe. The Turner Prize award is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists.

This year the Turner Prize is presented in Derry-Londonderry in association with event partner Diamond Corrugated (23 October 2013 -5 January 2014). The winner is announced at an awards ceremony on Monday, December 2 2013.
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Derry, or Londonderry, town center is a lively place to stay. Although the town itself suffered during the Troubles in Northern Ireland, the center stayed safe and has thrived. Consider an inn in the town center, perhaps a building painted with one of the well-known murals. less expensive hotels are available just outside the town's central area, close enough to the main attractions for convenient access.
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  • Don't waste your time...it's not worth wasting on the nothing which is, empty Ebrington; the eternal symbol of the lack of imagination or wit amongst the local political establishment and their proper...  more »
  • Great to see the different exhibits and find out the meanings of the pieces of art. Liked the interactive aspect of it.  more »
  • Although this was an interesting exhibition showcasing the work of the Turner Prize finalists, I was disappointed insofar as the work on show lacked true substance. For my money, the 'real' Turner Pri...  more »