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Glasgow to host the Turner Prize 2015

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Glasgow has a strong reputation as an international centre for visual art, a status which was only bolstered further when it was announced that Glasgow would host the Turner Prize in 2015. It’s only the second time the prize will be held outside of England, and the first time it will come to Scotland!

Venue and exhibition

The exterior of the Tramway in Glasgow the 2015 host of the Turner Prize 2015

The Tramway, Glasgow

Located in the south side of the city, Tramway will host the prestigious event. See the works of the shortlisted artists for yourself at this arts venue during the exhibition which runs from 1 October 2015 – 17 January 2016 – and don’t forget to share your thoughts using #TurnerPrize! The winner of the prize will be announced on 7 December 2015.

Want to know more? Then discover more about this year’s Turner Prize, including shortlisted artists, the judging panel and details of the award.

If you’re planning to visit Glasgow to see the Turner Prize 2015, then be sure to your book accommodation soon and check out other amazing cultural attractions in the city.

The Turner Prize and Scottish artists

Ciara Phillips – Things I associate with you, 2014. Screenprint on canvas with appliqué

Ciara Phillips – Things I associate with you, 2014
Screenprint on canvas with appliqué

We all know very well that creativity thrives in Scotland, and that’s exactly what the Turner Prize does – recognises the artistic talent which is nurtured in the country.

Since its beginnings in 1984, 22 Scottish artists have been nominated for the Turner Prize, and a total of six winners are associated with Glasgow, having either studied at the respected Glasgow School of Art, or lived or worked in the city.

Eyes on the Prize

You can see a selection of works from past Scottish Turner Prize winners and nominees at the exhibition Eyes on the Prize at a number of locations across Scotland.

Featuring works from artists including Martin Boyce, Douglas Gordon, Christine Borland, Jim Lambie, Ciara Phillips and David Shrigley, the exhibition takes place in the roving Travelling Gallery, a custom-built exhibition space on wheels.

The bus began the exhibition tour in August and will travel all over the country in the next few months until early December. You can catch it on one of the following dates:


  • 1 – 4          Glasgow
  • 7 – 18        Highlands
  • 21 – 25      Orkney Isles
  • 28 – 2 Oct  Highlands



  • 5            Nairn
  • 6 – 9       Moray
  • 19 – 23   East Dunbartonshire
  • 26 – 31   South Ayrshire



  • 2 – 6        Perth and Kinross
  • 9 – 12      North Ayrshire
  • 16 – 20     Dumfries & Galloway
  • 23 – 27    West Lothian and Stirling
  • 30 – 5 Dec  Glasgow

Check out the full Eyes on the Prize exhibition information for details on locations and opening times.

The Travelling Gallery, a custom-built touring exhibition space

The Travelling Gallery

Want to see more from Scotland’s creative types? Then delve into Scotland’s vast and wonderful offering of visual art and discover the many art galleries and creative spaces across the country.


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