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The Turner Prize Glasgow 2015

turnerprizebanner.jpgThe Turner Prize is one of Europe’s most important and prestigious contemporary visual art awards. The award is open to all British artists under 50 that show an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the preceding year.

Traditionally the Turner Prize is presented at the Tate Britain in London but every so often it does leave to be presented at a venue outside London. 2015 sees the award presentation being held at the Tramway in Glasgow.

The Tramway is an international art-space renowned for commissioning, producing and presenting contemporary arts projects, and this will be the first time the Turner Prize has been held in Scotland!

The shortlisted artists that will be exhibiting for this award are Assemble, Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers.

Over the last 20 years, Glasgow and Scotland has gained national and international recognition as a centre of excellence in, and for, the visual arts. For many years artists who are from Scotland or who have trained in Scotland have been nominated for, or won, this award.

In addition to the exhibitions, there will be an extensive programme of workshops, talks, tours and activities for people of all ages to get involved and be inspired by the creative work on show.

Admission to the exhibitions by the four shortlisted artists will be free and will run from October 2015 until January 2016 with the winning artist being announced at a special ceremony in December 2015.




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