Past Event Tate Britain Exhibition

Turner Prize 2012

2 October 2012 – 6 January 2013

This year's prize was awarded to Elizabeth Price. The prize was presented by Jude Law

Turner Prize 2012 poster

Elizabeth Price still from The Woolworths Choir of 1979 2012

Spartacus Chetwynd Odd Man Out 2011

Luke Fowler All Divided Selves, 2011

Paul Noble Volume 3 2006–7



  • Andrew Hunt, Director, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea 
  • Heike Munder, Director, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich 
  • Michael Stanley, Director, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford. Sadly Michael passed away on 21 September 2012. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time
  • Mark Sladen, Director, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen 
  • Penelope Curtis, Director, Tate Britain and Chair of the Jury

Turner Prize 2012 in quotes

I work intentionally to try and make dense, complex things. We can move between genres and forms, from something that looks like a PowerPoint lecture to something that looks like an informercial to something that looks like a cinematic melodrama.
Elizabeth Price

One of the most demanding and thoughtful [exhibitions] in the show’s history.
Adrian Searle, The Guardian

Impressive for all the right reasons… both appropriately mad and actually interesting.
Zoe Pilger, The Independent

Apply to host the Turner Prize 2019

The Turner Prize exhibition is presented in alternate years at Tate Britain and at a selected UK venue; in 2007 it was presented at Tate Liverpool, in 2011 at Baltic in Gateshead, in 2013 it was presented by Derry-Londonderry as the first UK City of Culture programme, in 2015 it was hosted by Tramway, Glasgow and this year sees it at Ferens Art Gallery as part of Hull City of Culture 2017.  

Tate now invites expressions of interest in hosting the Turner Prize 2019 exhibition and award ceremony. Presenting Turner Prize in venues across the UK creates opportunities for more people to be directly involved in discussions about contemporary British art. The invited partner organisation for 2019 will have a national and international profile and reputation as a venue for ambitious contemporary art programming, with significant audience reach and the capacity to manage a high profile event and media partnerships.  

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2 October 2012 – 6 January 2013

Supporting content


Turner Prize 2012: Elizabeth Price

Find out more about this Turner Prize nominee’s multi-layered films


Turner Prize 2012: Paul Noble

Take an atmospheric tour of Paul Noble’s London studio


Turner Prize 2012: Luke Fowler

View images of Luke Fowler’s home, studio and neighbourhood along with a commentary by the artist


Turner Prize 2012: Spartacus Chetwynd

Find out about the artist mixing a distinctive DIY aesthetic with a large measure of fun