Wednesday, 1 June 2011
The Broomhill Art & Sculpture Foundation and the Trustees of the Montgomery Sculpture Trust are pleased to announce the accession of eight pieces of sculpture from the Montgomery Trust to the Broomhill Sculpture Collection in North Devon.
Ten short-listed sculptors were carefully selected by a judging panel comprising of internationally acclaimed artists Tim Shaw, Rob Ryan and Carol Peace at the beginning of this year.
Each of the ten finalists were given a £1,000 budget to turn their proposed idea into an inspiring finished piece for the Exhibition.
The final ten sculptures are now on display at Broomhill from 01 Jun 2011 until 2012.
We want you to get involved with sculpture this Summer and so invite you to cast a vote to help us choose a winner! Two overall winners (to receive cash prizes) will be announced in October, one chosen by the public and the other by our panel of judges.
You can vote for your favourite sculpture at Broomhill and online here from Jun-Sep 2011. Find out about each sculpture and its creator here.
As the 2011 National Sculpture Prize Exhibition gets underway at Broomhill from June, the North Devon Hospice see a new addition to their grounds in the form of Claudia Borgna’s (Public Vote winner from NSP 2010) ‘Blooming Stars’, an eco sculpture produced from plastic bags.
The piece consists of twenty metal trunks rooted in cement, their hundred metal branches all wrapped up in plastic, each carrying it’s white flower: six hundred and fifty plastic bags altogether, floating in the air. All bags were re-used from previous works, all concrete bases recycled, all metal poles recuperated from their earlier shapes planted for the NSP where they lived at Broomhill for one year.