(image: visitor inspecting Martin Boyce’s installation “Do Words Have Voices” at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, the hosting institution of this year’s Turner Prize)
Congratz to Scottish sculptor Martin Boyce on winning this year’s Turner Prize. Boyce’s victory has been largely predicted, so no real surprise; what’s worth noticing ‘though is he’s the third Glasgow-born or -educated artist in a row (preceded by Susan Philipsz last year and Richard Wright in 2009) to win it and therefore confirming the importance of Glasgow on the map of contemporary art.

Boyce has been selected from four candidates, the other shortlisted being sculptor Karla Black, painter George Shaw and video-installation artist Hilary Lloyd.