The artist, musician and songwriter Kim Gordon will present the award for Turner Prize 2015.

The winner of the prize will be announced at an awards ceremony at Tramway, Glasgow, on 7 December.

Kim Gordon is a founding member of the band Sonic Youth and one of the most influential musicians of her generation.

She is currently a current member, with Bill Nace, of the guitar duo Body/Head.

She is the author of Is It My Body? Selected Text and her acclaimed memoir Girl in a Band was released this year.

The Turner Prize 2015 exhibition runs until January 17 and features work by the four nominated artists Assemble; Bonnie Camplin; Janice Kerbel and Nicole Wermers.

Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life, said: "It is fantastic that we will be welcoming Kim Gordon to Tramway this December, when she will take centre stage at the awards ceremony.

"Who the winner will be is a fascinating part of the debate which visitors to the exhibition are engaging in every day."

Amanda Catto, head of visual arts at Creative Scotland, said: “Kim Gordon has been at the cutting edge of culture for many years and we are delighted to welcome her to Scotland to present this prestigious contemporary art prize.

"Glasgow’s Tramway is the ideal setting for Scotland’s first hosting of the exhibition and award ceremony.

"Tramway is one of many art-spaces across Scotland that continues to make a significant contribution to the country's reputation as an international centre of excellence for the visual arts.”