Turner Prize comes to Scotland | Creative Scotland
September 30, 2015
Tomorrow (Thursday 1 October) sees the opening of the Turner Prize 2015 exhibition at Glasgow’s Tramway – the first time the prestigious prize has been presented in Scotland. We take a look at what audiences can expect, and what it means for Glasgow and Scotland to be hosting the exhibition. As Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop put it, this is a proud time for Glasgow and the country. The celebrated annual art prize was first awarded over 30 years ago, but only in 2011 did it move to locations outside of London, and this year is its first appearance north of the border. Organised by Tate, it is awarded to a British artist under the age of 50 for an outstanding exhibition in the preceding year. The Turner Prize introduces new artists and new ideas in contemporary art. Previous winners include Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and Gillian Wearing.