Turner Prize to open in Derry tomorrow

Turner Prize 2013 nominee Laure Prouvost's work has been described as "surprising and unpredictable".
Turner Prize 2013 nominee Laure Prouvost's work has been described as "surprising and unpredictable".

One of the most prestigious art competitions in the world will open to the public in Derry tomorrow.

It is the first time the Turner Prize - organised as part of Derry’s City of Culture celebrations - has ever been staged outside of England.

The exhibition will be staged in a newly converted building at the former Ebrington barracks site and will run from tomorrow until January 5, 2014.

The winner of Turner Prize 2013 will be announced at an awards ceremony at Ebrington on Monday, December 2 and will be broadcast live to the public on Channel 4.

Competing for this year’s award are Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

The gallery space where Turner Prize 2013 is presented is located in the former dormitory buildings of the disused barracks and overlooks the Peace Bridge. The development includes four gallery spaces of 100 square metres each,

Following the Turner Prize, the space is earmarked to be the focus of a new creative hub for Derry which is due to open in April 2014.