The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation launched, in 2009, the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize (NSP) with an annual prize fund of £15,000 to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK based sculptors.
Each year ten short-listed sculptors selected by a panel of judges receive £1,000 each to create their proposed sculpture which is then exhibited at the Broomhill Sculpture Park in an annual NSP summer Exhibition.
The competition is open to UK based artists, currently studying (or within 10 years of graduation) an art-related course at a recognised School of Art.
Two overall winners (to receive cash prizes) are announced each October, one chosen by the public and the other by our esteemed panel of judges.
The judges’ winner receives £3,500. This piece becomes part of the Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation collection.
The ‘Public Speaks’ winner receives £1,500. This title is given to the sculpture that receives the most public votes during the exhibition period. Voting takes place at Broomhill and online.
Ten UK based sculptors selected by a top judging panel have been given the challenge of exhibiting in the National Sculpture Prize Exhibition, in a bid to win the 2013 NSP title. Each of the ten finalists had a £1,000 budget and three months to turn their proposed idea into an inspiring finished piece for the Summer Exhibition.
Artlyst member, Sam Zealey has won the 2013 Judges Award.
Here is a bit more about the artist.
The ideas that stimulate Sam Zealey are found in the wonderful natural processes of this world, particularly attentive to Earth’s cyclical activity, natural cycles that are taken for granted and often exploited by humans. The goals within his practice is to make these monumental events conceptually accessible and visually powerful. The intent to capture, control and present these powerful connotations within a sculpture reflects humanity’s need to understand every element of existence. This human trait often dulls the bright light of phenomena as mankind will happily remove the poetry from something in pursuit of understanding it. Zealey’s practice elaborates on natural structures and pushes them to their limits with the intervention of technology.
Sam Zealey studied BA (hons) at Wimbledon College of Art. He went on to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art, graduating in June 2012. Zealey has been short-listed for The FACK! West London Art Prize and will be exhibiting at the Griffin Gallery. He is a recipient of the Deutsche Bank Award for Creative Enterprises and was nominated for Berlin Projects in association with The Art Factory Gallery and the Catlin Art Guide 2012.
Read more about Sam Zealey here.