2011 National Sculpture Prize Exhibition
Suzanne Hobbs - Winner of the 2011 prize“The installation I have created for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize 2011 is part of a body of work entitled Uncertain Futures. My work is inspired by years working on an organic farm in North Devon and recognising the earths fragile nature. Climate change; food scarcity; conflict over resources, have become international news staples, yet in our consumer society, the importance of our environment to our own survival appears forgotten." Read more...
“Suzanne’s monumental sculpture was chosen for its fantastic interaction with the landscape, providing viewers with a very exciting experience. The piece was beautifully executed with a social awareness angle, tying in with the enclosed trapped emotion of the time we live in. We’re delighted with the outcome, Suzanne put great thought and effort into her piece and is truly deserving of the 2011 title. Many thanks to our sponsors and judges for their support in making this possible.” — Rinus van de Sande
The sculpture that captured visitors attention the most this year and winner of the ‘Public Speaks’ title is Endless Curve by Wenqin Chen, also awarded a ‘Special Commendation’ by the judges for creating an uplifting, open, positive, healing, well executed sculpture that has the right spirit and powerful inspiration in a difficult time.
‘Uncertain Futures: Larder’ is a very emotive and stark construction that is oppressive and fills you with a sense of bleakness. It is without doubt the rightful winner of the 2011 prize.
The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation launched the 'Broomhill National Sculpture Prize' with an annual prize fund of £15,000 in 2009 to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK based sculptors.
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