Turner Prize

Turner Prize

Scot in the Turner Prize spotlight

THE most controversial prize in art was won last night by Glasgow's Susan Philipsz - a sound artist whose work incorporates traditional Scottish laments.

Art review: Turner Prize 2010


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Turner Prize and the art of losing friends

THE UK's most prestigious - and controversial - annual modern art award has launched amid protests by photographers and artists alike.

Turner Prize 2010: Eyes on the Prize

SHE has exhibited her work in locations as diverse as supermarkets, cemeteries, and stairwells. But now, a Scottish artist is preparing for the grandest stage of them all after being nominated for this year's Turner Prize. Susan Philipsz, 44, originally from Glasgow, is one of four nominees for the esteemed contemporary arts award.

Scots-based artist Richard Wright wins £25,000 Turner Prize and the memory at least will last

HE IS an artist whose oeuvre thrives on impermanence and who wants none of his work to survive his death.

Interview: Richard Wright, Turner Prize winning artist

IT IS lunchtime at Glasgow's CCA and, while the café is busy, the galleries are in darkness. The installation team is hard at work putting together a new group exhibition, Votive, which will open in a couple of days. From the gloom, the artist Richard Wright emerges blinking into the light.

Famous stairs to become high art

FOR decades, The Scotsman steps, built in 1899 with ornate Victorian decor and linking the heights of North Bridge with Waverley Station below, have defied efforts to keep them clean and clear of vandals and litter.

Port says goodbye to vandal-hit statues

THEY'VE had their noses pulled off, been daubed with graffiti, and one was even lassoed and dragged away by the neck.

Scots-based artists among contenders for Turner Prize

THIS year's Turner shortlist was said by jurors to have been whittled down from a longlist of 19.

Top artwork of 2008 is... a lecture

BOOKMAKERS' favourite Mark Leckey won the Turner Prize last night, beating three other artists to claim one of the art world's most prestigious and contentious awards.

Controversial Turner Prize set to announce a winner

THE winner of this year's Turner Prize, which includes a mannequin perched on the loo and Homer Simpson among the shortlisted artists' works, was being announced today.

A Turner point for Brit-Art

WHOEVER wins the Turner Prize tomorrow, what is clear is that the contenders are culturally worlds apart from their predecessors, writes Moira Jeffrey

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It sounds like art is taking over

SIT on a chair and hear muttering voices through giant ear trumpets. Step into a small room and watch the sounds and motions of The Killing Machine, where robotic arms simulate an execution by lethal injection on an empty chair, in an horrifically beautiful work of art.

Dummies, loos, The Simpsons – it's Turner Prize time again

A FEMALE shop mannequin perched on a toilet helped Glasgow contemporary artist Cathy Wilkes on to the shortlist for the Turner Prize yesterday.

City gets into bed with Tracey

IT is a work that sparked huge controversy and made artist Tracey Emin a household name.

The winner takes it all in Turner show


Art chief attacks critics of Scot's work

THE country's new head of modern art yesterday came to the defence of Nathan Coley, the Scottish Turner Prize runner-up whose work has been panned by the critics.

Wallinger wins Turner with reconstruction of war protest

A RECONSTRUCTION of a one-man anti-war protest won the Turner Prize last night.

Critical role of the Turner


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