Turner Prize to Be Awarded First Time in Non-Tate Venue
A gallery worker poses for a photograph with Karla Black's piece 'More of Today' during a press preview for the Turner Prize 2011 at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead. Reuters

Turner Prize ceremony, one of the biggest events in contemporary art world, will be held Dec.5. For the first time, the event will take place in a non-Tate venue at the Baltic art gallery in Gateshead. The prize will be presented by celebrity photographer Mario Testino.

It has been reported that the decision to host the event outside London has been welcomed to show that it is a national event and not connected only to the capital city.

The four nominees for this year's event include Karla Black, Martin Boyce, Hilary Lloyd and George Shaw. Glasgow-based Karla Black is known to create large-scale installations with materials like cellophane, sugar paper, and bath bombs while Shaw is known for his bleak urban landscapes of crumbling buildings and wasteland in small, detailed images.

Martin Boyce uses modernist influences to create artificial trees and a leaning litter bin. He is closely followed by Lloyd's room of video works which reportedly draws the viewer's gaze to the technology she uses.