From its beginning in 1984 up to the present, the Turner Prize has had several different incarnations

  • Gilbert and George after receiving the Turner Prize, 1986

    Gilbert and George after receiving the Turner Prize, 1986

The Turner Prize has done more than anything else to bring contemporary art to the attention of a wider audience in Britain.

Here we take a look at the many twists and turns through its history as its relevance and purpose have been constantly under review.