One of this year’s Turner Prize nominees spent her early career in Belfast.
Glasgow-born artist Susan Philipsz studied her craft at the University of Ulster for a year, then following graduation she took up a post at the Catalyst Arts centre in the city.
She spent two years as director of the arts space putting on shows and exhibitions in the only gallery in Belfast that gives up-and-coming artists the chance to gain such valuable experience.
Today, Philipsz, who uses her own voice to create uniquely evocative sound installations, lives and works in Berlin.
She is one of four artists in the running for the contemporary arts prize.
Philipsz has recorded three separate versions of a traditional folk song, which tells the tale of a man drowned at sea who returns to tell his lover of his death
It is the first time a sound installation has been shortlisted.
Yesterday the launch of the UK’s most prestigious — and controversial — modern art award was overshadowed by a flurry of protests.
The event was initially boycotted by photographers after they were asked to sign a form which said they could not publish any images or words which would “result in any adverse publicity” for the Tate Modern.
Other works included a painting of the scene where scientist David Kelly died, a collection of broken canvasses laid on top of each other and a series of films.
Dexter Dalwood, Angela de la Cruz and The Otolith Group are the other artists in the running for the £25,000 main award.