Turner Prize 2010 award for Glasgow artist is a win for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art
Lowlands - an artwork made in and for Glasgow - has succeeded in winning Glasgow-born and Berlin-based artist Susan Philipsz The Turner Prize 2010. Susan was nominated for the prize for the presentation of her work Lowlands - a site specific outdoor sound work on the banks of the River Clyde - at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) earlier this year.
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (GI) is produced by Glasgow Arts and takes place for two weeks every other year in the city. The Festival is packed with events, talks and tours as well as major world-class exhibitions and has been described by The Guardian as "The UK's best visual arts festival"
Attracting 184,000 visits over the 18 day festival period in 2010, GI takes place in over 40 venues citywide including flagship Glasgow Life venues Trongate 103, The Mitchell, Kelvingrove Art Galley, GOMA and Tramway.
Glasgow Art's Visual Arts Officer has created a series of free downloadable resources for teachers in response to four of the commissions at the 2010 Festival including that of Susan Philipsz the 2010 Turner Prize winner.
Investigating the work of Claire Barclay, Alice Channer, Jim Lambie and Susan Philipsz, each of the creative learning resources includes suggested activities, discussion questions, images and art term glossary as well as background info on the artist's practice.