The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art is hosting an exhibition of the four artists shortlisted for this year's Turner Prize.
2011 marks the first time since its establishment in 1984 that Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prize has been hosted outside the Tate galleries. Visitors will be able to see the best of current British art, with displays of work by artists Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd and George Shaw. The winner will be announced on 5 December 2011.Karla BlackKarla Black is a sculptor and installation artist whose work, combining everyday objects with traditional art materials, has been exhibited internationally. Born in Scotland, Black studied at Glasgow School of Art. She was nominated for a solo exhibition in Berlin and contributions to a range of group exhibitions.Martin Boyce43-year-old Martin Boyce was born in Hamilton, Scotland and graduated from the Glasgow School of Art. His sculptures, inspired by the history of art and design, use altered urban objects and written extracts to create interactive spaces for viewers to walk through. A solo exhibition at Zurich's Galerie Eva Presenhuber earned Boyce his nomination.Hilary LloydHilary Lloyd's art draws the viewers attention to unnoticed details in everyday life, using video collages and slow-motion film to present physical movements in a new light. Born in Halifax, she studied at Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic and has held a number of international exhibitions. She was nominated for her solo show in London's Raven Row.George ShawPainter George Shaw works exclusively in Humbrol enamel, a paint used primarily by model makers, to render scenes from his childhood home of Coventry. His work depicts suburban locations reproduced in great detail, featuring no people but instead showing evidence of their activities. Shaw was nominated for his solo exhibition at BALTIC.Read Louisa Buck's interviews with the shortlisted artists.Enjoy a special discount of 10% with a National Art Pass in BALTIC's Six Restaurant during the Turner Prize exhibition.