Turner Prize 2019 Event

Late Night Live: Turner Prize 2019 - 15/11/19

Visit Turner Contemporary after hours and experience Turner Prize 2019 alongside a mix of film screenings, live music, performance and creative workshops. Please consider making a donation. Your support helps us to realise our vision to make world-class art accessible to all.

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15 November 2019

15 November 2019

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

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What's on:

6:30pm – 10pm



As a recent sitter for Barbara Walker’s new installation here at Turner Contemporary, Bernadette Hawkes will be playing music that inspires her life and work in Thanet plus tracks from each of the other sitters of Place, Space and Who.

Various life events have brought me to Thanet. What an interesting journey I have had. Guyana (formerly British Guiana) London and now Thanet. I spent most of my life in London. I have always loved music and am now realising a dream to share my passion locally and worldwide via my radio show The Happening. I am glad to part of a community that is re-inventing itself in much the way I have done in my own life.


Tai Shani’s DC: Semiramis – North Gallery, £10 / £5 concessions

Performance tickets must be purchased separately here.

Witness Tai Shani’s Turner Prize nominated installation, DC: Semiramis, activated with live performance throughout the evening.

First performance – 7:30pm – 8:15pm

Second performance – 8:45pm – 9:30pm

DC: Semiramis is an epic and episodic project that has come to define the last five years of Shani’s practice. A series of works with interlinked stories and mythologies, DC envisions a world neither completely divorced from our own, nor tied to our own history, or our future.

Tai Shani, DC Semiramis, 2018 Glasgow. Courtesy the artist, Photo Keith Hunter


Panel Discussion 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Films on loop from 8:00pm – 10:00pm

A panel discussion will kick-start the evening. Then discover a series of films made by BBC’s New Creatives, including films made by artists and creatives from Kent. Engage with the panel who will break up the films with discussions. Discover how to get commissioned, become the next New Creative and get your work featured on the BBC’s innovative platform.

The Panel:

Sam White – Assistant Commissioner, BBC Arts

Jo Nolan – Managing Director, Screen South

The Work:

Manmade, by Isabel Palma – Isabel is a British-Spanish writer, director and artist with a background in fine art. Her short film uses dance to follow a young woman haunted by her inner demons as she tries to find a way out.

When The Tides Went Down, by Jordan Buckner – Jordan is an artist and animator. His piece is a short animation exploring our different responses to climate change, asking how we come to terms with the end of our existence when facing such a grave threat.

Essex’s Costal Arcades – Through a series of binaural recordings, interviews and musical composition – sound artist Frazer Merrick explores the infectious energy of Walton Pier and uncovers its hidden sounds, including those of the people, the place and even electromagnetic fields produced by the machines.

Talent development scheme New Creatives will, over two years, give 500 artists aged 16-30 the chance to develop their technical and creative skills and the opportunity to have their New Creatives commissions broadcast on BBC platforms.

The pieces commissioned in this first tranche include drama, animation, spoken work, soundscapes and dance, with topics ranging from immigration to mental health, explorations of gender, climate change, artificial intelligence, grief and love. New Creatives aims to give opportunities to emerging artists from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the arts and broadcasting, offering a unique platform for young, emerging artists to tell the stories they want to tell, bringing them to BBC audiences across BBC TV, radio and online.

New Creatives is a key component of the BBC’s wider initiative BBC Introducing Arts, with includes schemes in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. New Creatives is co-funded by BBC Arts and Arts Council England.


Explore Turner Prize 2019 with our friendly Navigators as they take you on a free highlight tour of this year’s exhibition.

Tours start from our balcony at the following times: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm

No booking required!

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