Tate Britain have announced the four shortlisted artists for this year’s Turner Prize. This year’s exhibition of the work by the four artists will be displayed at Tramway in Glasgow and is the first time the prize is being held in Scotland.
The four shortlisted artists are: Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel, Nicole Wermers and Assemble. Let’s find out a little bit more about them:
Assemble – the London based ensemble have been nominated for projects including the ongoing collaboration with local residents and others in the Granby Four Streets in Liverpool. They work across fields such as art, design and architecture to create projects for communities who use and inhabit them.
Bonnie Camplin – she has been nominated for The Military Industrial Complex at the South London Gallery. Her work spans across the disciplines of drawing, film, performance, music and writing. The shortlisted piece was a study room that explores what ‘consensus reality’ is and how it is formed.
Janice Kerbel – has been shortlisted for her operatic work DOUG, which was commissioned by The Common Guild at Mitchell Library in Glasgow. This work takes the form of nine songs for six voices.
Nicole Wermers – her exhibition Infrastruktur (Herald Street, London) contains materials of modernist design and high fashion and alludes to themes such as lifestyle and class.
The Turner Prize awards £25,000 to the winner and £5,000 each to the other nominees. This prize was originally established in 1984 and while has faced some questions about the selected winners in the past, has continued to thrive and interest people from across the country.
It is awarded to a person under the age of 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of work in the year proceeding 17th April 2015.
An exhibition of the work shortlisted will be free to visitors and will run from 1st October 2015 until 16th January 2016 at the Tramway in Glasgow.
The winner of the prize will be announced in an award ceremony taking place on Monday 7th December 2015.
For more information about the prize or this year’s nominees then visit: http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/turner-prize