As part of the celebrations for this year’s Turner Prize exhibition, which opens at Tramway, Glasgow on 1 October, The Travelling Gallery has announced a special mobile exhibition featuring artworks by Scotland-based former winners and nominees of the prize.

Setting off from Edinburgh on 22 August, the Eyes on the Prize exhibition will travel as far afield as the Highlands, the Orkney Islands, Moray, Perth and Kinross, and North Ayrshire, visiting schools, galleries and community centres along the way. The exhibition will head to Glasgow for the last leg of its tour, coinciding with the announcement of this year’s prize winner on 7 December.

Included in the exhibition will be works by Turner Prize winners Martin Boyce (2011) and Douglas Gordon (1996), as well as those of seven nominees: Christine Borland (with Brody Condon) (1997), Ian Hamilton Finlay (1985), Callum Innes (1995), Jim Lambie (2005), Ciara Phillips (2014), David Shrigley (2013) and Lucy Skaer (2009).

A custom-built bus which first took to the road in 1978, The Travelling Gallery offers audiences throughout the country the opportunity to experience exhibitions by internationally-renowned Scottish artists as well as well as those from around the world.

The current vehicle, which was launched in 2007 and is fully accessible, has a new-look exterior designed by artist Mike Inglis for the Eyes on the Prize tour.

Announcing the exhibition, Travelling Gallery curator Alison Chisholm said: “We are very excited to be taking our bus load of Turner Prize artists’ work around the country. Most of the artists in the exhibition have exhibited their work previously in the Travelling Gallery before their nominations, so it has been a real pleasure to work with them again.”

Sarah Munro, director of Turner Prize host venue Tramway, added: “With the Turner Prize coming to Scotland for the first time, we have a fantastic opportunity to share the diversity, the inspiration and the excitement of contemporary visual art to people throughout Glasgow and across the country. The Travelling Gallery tour is the perfect vehicle to open access and let everyone get involved.”

For full details of the programme and tour dates see

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