The Turner Prize is going north of the border for the first time after it was announced that it will be presented in Glasgow in two years' time.

The prestigious modern art prize, which was won last year by Elizabeth Price, is held outside London every other year.

The 2015 exhibition will be at the Tramway in Glasgow after the Scottish venue saw off rival bids by venues in Nottingham, Walsall and Manchester.

elizabeth price Elizabeth Price, the 2012 Turner Prize winner


Tate director Nicholas Serota said: "All the shortlisted venues put forward compelling cases for hosting the Turner Prize in 2015 and each would bring unique qualities to it.

"The professionalism and vision of each bidding organisation was inspirational - all built on strong partnerships between visual art organisations, their local authorities, educational institutions and local communities.

"Over the last 20 years, Glasgow and Scotland has gained national and international recognition as a centre of excellence in and for the visual arts, and for many years artists who are from Scotland or who have trained at the Glasgow School of Art - one of the world's leading art schools - have been nominated for or won the award."

In 2011 the prize attracted record numbers of visitors to the Baltic in Gateshead and organisers hope it will do the same this year when it is presented in Derry-Londonderry.

Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson said the city is "Scotland's cultural powerhouse".

He said: "Tramway has been described as an industrial cathedral that connects art with humanity and has a thriving global reputation as a producer and promoter of the most innovative work by Scottish and international artists.

"In bringing the Turner Prize to Tramway and Glasgow, we will build on that growing reputation - and, following the ambitious Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme, hosting the Turner Prize will continue to build both audiences and interest in the very best in contemporary visual art."

Previous winners of the prize include Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Damien Hirst.

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  • "Is it all a fix?" Judge Lynn Barber raised her concerns about the fairness of the judging system in 2006 and many were insulted by suggestions that the public vote was not being properly taken into account. Stuckist protestors soon took up the chant, much to Barber's annoyance. IMAGE: Wikimedia

  • In 1997 a drunk Tracey Emin walked out of a live Channel 4 discussion programme about the award. She claims to have no memory of the event and later described her shock at reading about her behaviour in next day's paper. IMAGE: Wikimedia

  • When Fiona Banner's wall-sized description of a porn film, <em>Arsewoman in Wonderland</em>, was nominated in 2002 it sparked comment from some unlikely quarters. Renowned porn star Ben Dover and Prince Charles joined in the chorus and graffiti artist Banksy stencilled "mind the crap" on the steps of the Tate. IMAGE: Johnny Green/PA

  • It seems the Tate's steps love a bit of the limelight. When artist Chris Ofili used balls of elephant dung as part of his mixed-media prize-winning piece, one angry protester made his views clear by heaping dung on the gallery steps. IMAGE: Matthew Fearn/PA

  • Despite attracting a lot of attention, Tracey Emin's rumpled bed, complete with used condoms and stained underwear, failed to win the 1999 prize. However, it did inspire two young artists to stage a performance piece,<em> Two Naked Men Jump Into Tracey's Bed</em>. Pretty self-explanatory. IMAGE: PA

  • The early nineties may have seen Damien Hirst catapulted into the public eye, but it wasn't due to Turner Prize success. Although he remains the standout nominee of the 1992 prize - with his famous <em>The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living</em> (a shark in formaldehyde) - he didn't actually with the prize till 1995. IMAGE: Matt Crossick/EMPICS Entertainment/ PA

  • In 1986 Gilbert and George became the first artists to win with pieces that were not paintings. Their photomontage <em>Drunk with God</em> bagged them the prize. IMAGE: Fiona Hanson/PA

  • 2007 was the first year in Turner Prize history that it was held outside London, with Tate Liverpool hosting the prize. That year, Mark Wallinger won with <em>Sleeper</em>, a film of him walking round a museum dressed in a bear costume. IMAGE: Peter Byrne/PA

  • In 2001 guest of honour Madonna got in trouble when she swore live on air while awarding the prize to Martin Creed. It was before the 9pm watershed and Channel 4 was given an official rebuke by the Independent Television Commission. IMAGE: PA

  • In 1993 the maverick K Foundation attracted media attention when they announced the award of the Anti-Turner Prize, £40,000 to be given to Britain's worst artist, chosen from the actual Turner Prize short-list. They awarded it to Rachel Whiteread. Expensive whim? Not compared with next year's antics - a film of them burning a million quid. IMAGE: Wikimedia

  • Last year's show became the most visited Turner Prize exhibition ever. The prize left London for the second time, being held in Gateshead at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Though one fan, looking pretty in pink, got a little too excited... IMAGE: Scott Heppell/ PA