Ah, Turner Prize artists. The creme de la creme of a generation, the boldest brassiest and most cutting-edge of artists working today. They represent the nation. And soon, they will do that in Scotland.
Glasgow has been named the host of the 2015 Turner Prize, beating out Manchester, Walsall and Nottingham to become the first Scottish city to host the prestigious arts contest.
‘All the shortlisted venues put forward compelling cases for hosting the Turner Prize in 2015 and each would bring unique qualities to it,’ Tate director Nicholas Serota told Scotsman.
The event will be held in the city’s Tramway Arts Centre, a multi-arts venue which has contributed to Glasgow’s growing recognition as an arts and culture centre.
Although the city may never have hosted the event before, it is no stranger to the Turner Prize, having produced five previous Turner Prize winners including Martin Boyce, Richard Wright, Douglas Gordon, Susan Philipsz and Simon Starling. All of these artists, except Philipsz, were trained at the Glasgow School of Art.