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Susan Philipsz scoops Turner Prize

7th December 2010

Glasgow-born artist Susan Philipsz has been named the winner of the 2010 Turner Prize with a sound installation.

Philipsz won the GBP 25,000 award for her piece Lowlands, which features her singing three versions of the Scottish lament 'Lowlands Away'.

The installation was first performed under three bridges over the River Clyde in Glasgow, but has been housed at Tate Britain for the last two months.

Collecting the award last night (December 6th), the artist commented: 'It has been overwhelming, the wonderful responses I've been getting for the work, and I just didn't expect that.'

Channel 4 News culture editor Matthew Cain applauded the judging panel's decision to award the prestigious prize to a sound installation, claiming it is a 'shot in the arm for sound art'.

The three other artists who were shortlisted for the Turner Prize this year were Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz and the Otolith Group.

Last month, it was confirmed that the 2013 Turner Prize will be held in Londonderry in Northern Ireland, as part of the area's UK City of Culture celebrations.
 

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