The 2011 Turner Prize has been won by Glaswegian sculptor and bookie’s favourite, Martin Boyce. This marks the third time in as many years that the £25,000 award has been presented to a Scottish artist. The prize was won by Glaswegian sound artist Susan Philipz in 2010 and by Boyce’s studio-mate Richard Wright in 2009. Glasgow School of Art graduate Karla Black also made it onto this year’s shortlist.
Drawing inspiration from a modernist garden designed by Joel and Jan Martel in 1925, Boyce’s winning installation Do Words Have Voices recalls both interior space and a subdued municipal park. It’s on display alongside works by fellow finalists George Shaw, Hilary Lloyd and the aforementioned Black at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art until January 8th.