Tate Britain has announced the four artists who have been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2015, which this year will be held at Tramway in Glasgow, the first time it has been held in Scotland.
The candidates are: Assemble, a London based collective, for community-based projects across the fields of art, design and architecture; Bonnie Camplin, whose work spans drawing, film, performance, music and writing, for ‘The Military Industrial Complex’ at the South London Gallery; Janice Kerbel for her operatic work ‘DOUG’, commissioned by Glasgow’s Common Guild at the Mitchell Library; and Nicole Wermers, whose sculptures, collages and installations which explore the appropriation of art and design within consumer culture, for her exhibition, ‘Infrastruckur, at London’s Herald Street.
The Turner Prize award totals £40,000, with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. Established in 1984, it is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of work in the twelve months preceding. It is widely recognised as one of the most important and prestigious awards for the visual arts in Europe. Every other year, the prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside the capital. A free exhibition of work by the four shortlisted artists will run from October 1 to January 17, 2016 at the Tramway in Glasgow. The winner will be announced at an award ceremony there on December 7. www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/turner-prize