Arguably Europe's most prestigious visual art award, the Turner Prize 2015 takes place at Tramway, Glasgow and is presented in Scotland for the first time. The Prize is awarded to a British artist under 50 for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation in the preceding year. This year's shortlisted artists are Assemble, Bonnie Camplin, Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers. The winners will be announced on December 7, 2015.
The British Art Show 8, widely recognized as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art, is staged every 5 years and will first show at Leeds Art Gallery before touring Edinburgh, Norwich and Southampton in 2016/17. Curated by Anna Colin and Lydia Yee, the British Art Show 8 features the work of 42 artists who have made a significant contribution to art in this country over the past five years.
An international curatorial visit at the end of November was organized on the occasion of these events, and we are pleased to announce that three Canadian curators are currently visiting in the UK. The visit focuses on current contemporary art practice in the UK and is aimed to strengthen the knowledge of the sector and stimulate partnerships working internationally.
About the curators
- Dominique Fontaine is a curator and Founding Director of aPOSteRIORI, a non-profit curatorial platform, facilitating innovation in diverse contemporary art practices, based in Montréal, Québec.
- Naomi Potter is the Director and Curator of Esker Foundation in Calgary, Alberta. Over the last fifteen years, she has developed numerous curatorial, artist, and residency projects in Canada as well as in Central and Eastern Europe.
- Audrey Genois is associate curator at the Galerie de l'UQAM since 2002. She is in charge of the collection and co-ordinates exhibitions, tours and publications.