Arguably the world's most recognised and prestigious award for contemporary art, the Turner Prize presents the very best of current British art. This is your chance to discover what is new in British art now. The Prize, established in 1984, is awarded to a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding 4 April 2011. For the first time ever, the exhibition will this year be held outside of a Tate venue.
Visit the exhibition at BALTIC this autumn to see this year's nominated artists; Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd and George Shaw.
KARLA BLACK who has an innovative approach to sculpture and makes substantial works made in otherwise temporary spaces and materials.
MARTIN BOYCE who holds the viewer with atmospheric sculptural installations, combining references to design history and text, marked by a subtle attention to detail.
HILARY LLOYD who combines still and moving images, sound and the three dimensional forms of AV playback equipment to portray the urban environment.
GEORGE SHAW whose paintings, with their deeply personal juxtaposition of subject matter and material, lie intriguingly on the edge of tradition.