King & Mcgaw, the Sussex-based leading art publisher and destination for fine art prints, has today been announced as the Sponsor of the Turner Prize 2023, which will be presented at Towner Eastbourne this Autumn. For over forty years, King & McGaw has been committed to supporting art institutions and artists at varying stages of their careers, and as Sponsor of the Turner Prize at Towner Eastbourne will continue this legacy.
Founded in Brighton in 1982, King & McGaw has been a vital part of the art world ecosystem, supporting the work of museums as well as emerging and established artists, and making art accessible to a wide audience. They work with some of the world’s greatest cultural institutions including Tate, National Gallery, V&A and MoMa, and are trusted by established artists and their estates, including The Andy Warhol Foundation, Picasso, Matisse, Basquiat, and Frank Bowling. As Principal Sponsor of the Turner Prize 2023 at Towner Eastbourne, one of the most coveted awards for the visual arts, King & McGaw continues to celebrate the most innovative and creative ideas.
One of the best-known prizes for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. Established in 1984, the Prize is awarded annually to an artist born, living or working in Britain, for an outstanding exhibition or public presentation of their work in the previous year.
Every other year, a venue outside London hosts the prize and 2023 marks the first occasion the Turner Prize will be exhibited in Sussex, bringing transformative cultural and social experiences for visitors and residents.
Joe Hill, Director, Towner Eastbourne said: “We are delighted that King & McGaw are our principal sponsor for Turner Prize 2023 at Towner Eastbourne. We thank them for their generous support for this important moment for the gallery and for our wider region. King & McGaw's artistic knowledge, and stylish print solutions are a perfect pairing for one of the world's leading art prizes, and I look forward to our audiences engaging with King & McGaw as part of their Turner Prize experience in Eastbourne.”
Gyr King, Founder of King & McGaw said: “The Turner Prize began in 1984, when we as a company were two years old. Since inception the prize has been synonymous with excellence and progression and is arguably the UK's most prestigious contemporary art prize. King and McGaw exists to promote and support artists, educate and make art accessible, both through our work with museums world-wide and directly to the public. As a Sussex-based company we are very proud to be sponsoring the Turner Prize 2023 at Towner Eastbourne”
The exhibition of Turner Prize’s four shortlisted artists will be presented at Towner, opening on 28 September and running until 14 April, and with the announcement of the winner on 5 December 2023. The Turner Prize winner will be awarded £25,000 with £10,000 awarded to the other shortlisted artists.