03/12/2012 03:45 GMT | Updated 01/02/2013 05:12 GMT

Turner Prize Controversies: From Banksy's Protest To Tracey Emin's Walk Out

Tonight, the nation's attention will be temporarily fixed on modern art as the winner of our most famous art prize, the Turner, is announced.

So often a cause for eye-rolling from the public and art critics alike, this year the Turner is being contested by Paul Noble, who draws cities occupied by human excrement, a performance artist who changed her name to Spartacus and two very talented video artists called Luke Fowler and Elizabeth Price, neither of whom have proved quite so useful for producing headlines.

In actual fact it's a great year for the quality of the art on display as our review contented - but let's be honest, while many of the Turner's hopefuls go on to be celebrated artists, the prize its self is best remembered for its controversies.

To mark tonight's event, here's 11 of them that you might have forgotten about - from Banksy joining forces with a porn star in 2002 to Tracey Emin getting a tiny bit tipsy in 1997...

11 Things You Didn't Know About The Turner Prize