Shame – directed by Steve McQueen – GFT2 -2011

Shame is the second feature film by renowned artist Steve McQueen, winner of the Turner Prize in 1999. McQueen has always experimented in film and used it as part of his art work, particularly in installation work, however it was not until 2008 when he released Hunger that he became a pure film maker. On the … Continue reading

Martin Boyce wins Turner prize 2011 – The Guardian – Monday 5th December 2011

Martin Boyce receives £25,000 award, confirming Glasgow’s indelible importance to Britain’s art world Martin Boyce’s installation Do Words Have Voices is displayed at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Photograph: EPA With his quietly atmospheric, lyrically autumnal sculptural installation recalling a melancholy urban park with its metallic trees and scattered paper leaves, Martin Boyce has … Continue reading

Glasgow’s Turner Connection – The Guardian – G2 – Monday 17th October 2011

Over the past few years, there has been a distinctly Scottish flavour to the Turner prize. Last year, the winner was Glasgow-born Susan Philipsz, for a sound installation she created in the seedy, dank shadow of a bridge over the Clyde. The year before, it was Richard Wright, for his intricate, painstakingly made wall paintings; he did his masters … Continue reading