Martin Boyce wins Turner Prize

Martin Boyce with his Turner Prize-winning installation, 'Do Words Have Voices'

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.

Martin Boyce wins Turner Prize

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