The Turner Prize 2011 launches in Newcastle with Karla Black"s plastic bag sculptures


The Turner Prize launches in Newcastle… but what will visitors make of Karla Black”s plastic bag sculptures

4:16 PM on 20th October 2011

Controversial choice Karla Black

Controversial choice Karla Black”s “More of Today” features plastic bags suspended from the ceiling of the impressive Newcastle art centre

Very contemporary: Visitors can wonder around beneath the sculpture

Very contemporary: Visitors are able to wander around and under Karla Black”s work on display at Newcastle”s Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art

Multiple angles: Black

Multiple angles: Black”s works, on display at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts in Newcastle, can also be observed through sheets of glass splattered with paint

Fellow nominee: Martin Boyce

Fellow nominee: Martin Boyce”s philosophically named “Do The Words Have Voices” is an atmospheric, angular sculpture and is on show in Newcastle

Impressive and imposing: A gallery worker looks at the piece from a different angle

Impressive and imposing: A gallery worker looks at the piece from a different angle

Room with a view: Hilary Lloyd

Room with a view: Turner Prize finalist Hilary Lloyd”s installations come with an impressive backdrop of the city of Newcastle

Lloyd

Screen work: Lloyd”s screens are suspended on metal poles and use still and moving images as well as sound to portray abstract urban scenes

Cameras at the ready: There is already a lot of interest in George Shaw

Cameras at the ready: There is already a lot of interest in Turner Prize finalist George Shaw”s naturalistic paintings of the urban landscape where he grew up

Urban scenes: George Shaw Urban scenes: George Shaw

Urban scenes: George Shaw”s “Shut Up” (left) and some local garages, these are a few of the images on show at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Newcastle