Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd and George Shaw Nominated for Turner Prize


LONDON (REUTERS).- Two Scottish sculptors are among four nominees for the 2011 Turner Prize, one of contemporary art’s most prestigious and controversial awards, following the success last year of Scotland’s Susan Philipsz. Karla Black, the youngest of the nominees aged 38, was born in Alexandria, Scotland, and lives and works in Glasgow, as does Hamilton-born Martin Boyce, aged 43. Completing the shortlist announced on Wednesday were English artists Hilary Lloyd, 46, a London-based filmmaker, and 44-year-old George Shaw, a painter who works in North Devon. The annual prize awards British artists aged under 50 for an “outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding.” Established in 1984,