The Turner Prize 2015 has been awarded to Assemble, it was announced at Tramway, Glasgow, in partnership with Tate, last night. The £25,000 prize was presented by artist, musician and songwriter, Kim Gordon during a live broadcast on Channel 4.
The jury has awarded the prize to Assemble who work in tandem with communities to realise a ground up approach to regeneration, city planning and development in opposition to corporate gentrification.
They draw on long traditions of artistic and collective initiatives that experiment in art, design and architecture. In doing so they offer alternative models to how societies can work. The long term collaboration between Granby Four Streets and Assemble shows the importance of artistic practice being able to drive and shape urgent issues in the post-industrial era.
The Turner Prize, organised by Tate, is awarded to a British artist under the age of 50 for an outstanding exhibition in the preceding year. This year’s shortlisted artists are Assemble, Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers.
Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said: “Congratulations to Assemble on collecting the 2015 Turner Prize during yesterday’s tremendous awards ceremony at Tramway, which has proved to be the perfect stage for the exhibition. It is already the most successful exhibition in Tramway’s history and I would encourage as many people as possible to visit the Glasgow venue to witness the work by the winner and three runners-up before the Turner Prize draws to a close on January 17.”
The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive programme of workshops, talks, tours and activities for people of all ages to get involved and be inspired by the creativity on show.
For details on the exhibition and programme visit Tramway’s website.