The shortlist for the Turner Prize has been announced at Tate Britain this morning. The four artists in the running for the £25,000 prize are Duncan Campbell, Tris Vonna-Michell, Ciara Philips and James Richards. Each shortlisted artist, who all adhere to the criteria of being under 50 and are either British or UK-based, will receive £5,000. They were picked by a jury which included Stefan Kalmar of Artists Space, New York; Helen Legg of Spike Island, Bristol; and Sarah McCrory of Glasgow International Festival.
Dublin-born, Glasgow-based Duncan Campbell is nominated for a video that was part of Scotland's entry in last year's Venice Biennale.
Canada-born printmaker Ciara Philips is also Glasgow-based. She has been shortlisted for her show at The Showroom, London, where she set up a temporary print studio and invited artists, designers, and local women's groups to produce new screen prints. She is also one of the cofonders of The Poster Club, a collective of artists who gather to make screenprints, textiles, photographs and wall paintings.
James Richards is a video collagist who creates dreamy, disturbing films stitched together with seemingly unrelated found footage.
Tris Vonna-Michell is known for his use of slideshows to tell narratives which explore personal histories. Like Phillips and Campbell, the Essex-born artist is a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art.
The winner will be picked on 1 December at a ceremony at Tate Britain during an exhibition of works by the artists which opens on 30 September. Last year UK-based French artist Laure Prouvost won the prize.