The Turner Prize, one of the world’s most renowned art prizes, is awarded by Tate to an artist who has exhibited outstanding work in the previous year. The four shortlisted artists for 2017 will exhibit their work at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, from September with the overall winner announced in early December. Through genres such as portraiture, landscape and still life, the four artists explore how art is able to respond to political and social upheaval.
With an unprecedented number of visitors expected to head to Hull for Turner Prize 2017, Ferens Art Gallery have announced that they will temporarily close their doors to prepare for the exhibition.
The gallery will be closed to the public between Tuesday 5 – Monday 11 September 2017, to ensure the gallery is ready to host the work of the four shortlisted artists: Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi. On Tuesday 12 September 2017 the gallery will reopen to the public, displaying highlights from the Ferens permanent collection in Gallery 4 as changes are made behind the scenes to the Turner Prize exhibition spaces.
The gallery will be closed for one additional day, Monday 25 September 2017, as final preparations are made to the exhibition. Turner Prize 2017 will then open its doors to the public from Tuesday 26 September 2017 – Sunday 7 January 2018.
With free admission, Ferens Art Gallery is open Monday – Saturday from 10am – 5pm and Sunday from 11am – 4.30pm. It is also open until 7.30pm every Thursday.