Press Release

Young Tate present their 'Alternative Turner Prize' at Tate Liverpool

Forget the glamour and the hype of the real Turner Prize, Young Tate members have been working on their own Alternative Turner Prize – a unique one-off event at Tate Liverpool on Saturday 27th October (19:00 – 22:00). Designed for, and led by, young people aged 13-25 this energetic event blends serious discussion with tongue-in-cheek humour. On the night, young people can take part in an eclectic arty party. Enjoy jamming with the band Urban Strawberry Lunch, perform at the open mic session, join a ‘twisted’ art tour, embrace the art propaganda, or just soak up the atmosphere. To book a free ticket for the event contact the Tate Liverpool Box Office on 0151 702 7400.

This lively multi-arts-club style event has been inspired by the history of the Turner prize and the work of the four short listed artists, Zarina Bhimji, Nathan Coley, Mike Nelson and Mark Wallinger. The event also doubles up as the launch of an Alternative Turner Prize art competition for young people. 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. Young Tate has been running since 1994 and has a track record of devising unusual and imaginative events such as Hell Night 2006 and Peter Blake’s Beach Party 2007, and working collaboratively with artists such as Jake and Dinos Chapman. Young Tate is always looking for new recruits. To find out how to join contact the Education Curator for Young Tate on 0151 702 7454 or email:

This year’s Turner Prize marks the first time the prize has been held outside London since it began in 1984.  The exhibition of work by the four short listed artists will take place at Tate Liverpool from 19 October 2007 – 13 January 2008. The winner will be announced on 3 December 2007 at Tate Liverpool. The exhibition will be an exciting curtain-raiser for Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008.

The Turner Prize 2007 is supported by Arts Council England, Liverpool Culture Company, Northwest Regional Development Agency, Milligan and Tate Members.