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This unique eight-week course traces the key themes, developments and landmarks of the controversial Turner Prize since 2010. Through the lens of the last decade, participants unravel the dynamic and complex nature of contemporary art production in Britain, the institutional politics of the annual Turner Prize, its relationship with the art market and its compelling future. The course sees key voices such as previous nominees of the prize, former jury members, and Turner Prize exhibition curators discuss the behind-the-scenes mechanics of the prestigious yet contentious contemporary art prize.

Suitable for beginners as well as those with prior knowledge looking to deepen their understanding and appreciation of contemporary art in Britain in the twenty-first century.

This course includes:

  • Eight-week term, with a half-term break;
  • Two lectures with time for questions and discussions each week;
  • Guest talks by leading figures in the contemporary art scene;
  • Guided visits to major London-based galleries and collections;
  • Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury;
  • Certificate of participation upon completion of the course.
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Day Course: 10.30am-1.00pm.

    Dates: 28 January; 4, 11, 25 February, and 3, 10, 17, 24 March 2020 (term break 18 February).

    Venue: The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.
  • Faculty


    Ed Leeson, Consultant Lecturer
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    £625 (£562.50 if enrolled by December 4, 2019).

    Click here to register now and pay online.
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    Payment by credit or debit card only. If you prefer to pay by wire transfer or cheque, please contact: or T +44 (0)330 128 1041.
  • Course Timetable

    Course Timetable

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

    For further information, please contact: or T +44 (0)330 128 1041

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