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Dates for 2015 Turner Prize in Glasgow announced

Martin Boyce at the Baltic Image copyright PA
Image caption Glasgow based Martin Boyce is one of the previous winners of the Turner Prize

The work of artists shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize will be exhibited at the Tramway in Glasgow from 1 October, it has been announced.

The winner of the most important prize in contemporary visual art will be revealed in the city on 7 December.

It will be the first time the prize has ventured to Scotland.

Dr Penelope Curtis, director of Tate Britain, said Glasgow had provided so many Turner Prize-nominated artists that it felt like a "natural home".

Artists with a Glasgow connection include Douglas Gordon, Martin Boyce, Susan Philipsz and Richard Wright, who have all won the prize in the past two decades.

Last year's winner, Dublin-born film artist Duncan Campbell, was also Glasgow-based.

The Turner Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist, under the age of 50, for an outstanding exhibition in the previous year.

The prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside the capital every other year.

The four shortlisted artists will be announced on 12 May.

Dr Curtis said: "Given how many artists from Glasgow have made up the Turner Prize shortlists over recent years, it is great to have the prize on show in Tramway, which feels like a natural home for the prize this year."

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