Selected for this years Columbia Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London.

My work has been selected from 1,973 artworks from across Europe and the UK to be shown in the 2016 Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today. 

Now in its eighth edition, The Columbia Threadneedle Prize is Europe’s leading open competition for figurative and representational art and,at £20,000, one of the most valuable art prizes in the United Kingdom. The winner will also be awarded their own solo exhibition in the Threadneedle Space at Mall Galleries (valued at £10,000). The 2016 winner will be announced on 2 February 2016. Visitors to the London exhibition will also decide the Visitors’Choice Award, worth an additional £10,000. A selection of the works from the London exhibition will also be taken to Italy for a further one-month exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence in June 2016.

Shortlisted: Brian Mercer bronze casting residency 2015, Pietrasanta, Italy.

I have been shortlisted for the Brian Mercer bronze casting residency 2015!

This is a generously supported scholarship to experiment with bronze under the instruction of master craftsmen for three months and an unique opportunity for a professional sculptor to expand their skills, extend their own boundaries and develop their practice.

http://rbs.org.uk/2013-brian-mercer-bronze-casting-residency

Featured in new book: The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture

My work has been featured in the new book The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture by Jac Scott, published by Crowood Press.

“The Language of Mixed-Media Sculpture is both a survey and a celebration of contemporary approaches to sculptures that are formed from more than one material. It profiles the discipline in all its expanded forms and recognizes sculpture in the twenty-first century not as something solid and static, but rather as a fluid interface in material, time and space. It gives insightful revelations of the creative journeys of ten renowned sculptors and showcases twenty-eight international sculptors. With over two hundred colour photographs, this sumptuously illustrated volume will inspire those intrigued by and interested in contemporary sculpture.”

 

Shortlisted: Jerwood Makers Open

I have been shortlisted for Jerwood Makers Open 2014!

Now in its fourth year, Jerwood Makers Open offers applied artists in the early stages of their careers a unique opportunity to develop their creative ideas independently of specific commissioning structures. Open to UK residents within 10 years of graduating or setting up their practice, this opportunity will award five artists with bursaries of £7,500, allowing them to freely create new work. This resulting work will be exhibited at Jerwood Space, London next summer before touring the UK.

The five artists are to be selected by an independent panel comprising foremost figures in the world of applied art and design, including Vicky Richardson, Director of Architecture, Design and Fashion at the British Council; Junko Mori, artist and silversmith and Claire Catterall, Director of Exhibitions and Learning at Somerset House.

http://jerwoodvisualarts.org/jerwood-makers-open-2014-call-for-entry

Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award

I have been awarded a bursary from the Royal British Society of Sculptors!

Each year RBS Bursary’s are awarded to ten sculptors at the beginning of their practice, of any age and nationality and working in any style or media, who have been judged to be of outstanding potential. Only a very small percentage of those who are formally trained in sculpture progress to professional practice, and the aim of this scheme is to support emerging sculptors to make this difficult transition.

Over the two years of the award winners Bursary membership, RBS showcase their talent in an award exhibition and catalogue; provide individual mentoring by senior members; give free access to the Society’s membership services; and encourage them to network at events.

Supported by the Gilbert Bayes Charitable Trust.

http://rbs.org.uk/

Broomhill National Sculpture Prize: Public Speaks Winner

I have been awarded the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize ‘Public Speaks’ award for my sculpture Familiar!

A big thank you to everyone who voted!

The Broomhill National Sculpture Prize is an annual competition set up by the Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK based sculptors.

“The National Sculpture Prize presents a rare opportunity for artists. With a brief to inspire ambition and experimentation, the Prize not only provides funding for ten sculptors to realise their proposals, but includes the curatorial support and enthusiasm of the whole team at Broomhill.” • Kate Jago, NSP 2012 Judge and editor of Proof Magazine.

Ten UK based sculptors selected by a top judging panel were given the challenge of exhibiting in the National Sculpture Prize Exhibition, in a bid to win the 2013 NSP title.

http://www.broomhillart.co.uk/national-sculpture-prize/