NSP 2017 – Winners Announced!

An air of excitement and anticipation was cast over Broomhill Art Hotel & Sculpture Gardens last week as the prestigious judges of the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize (artists Lucy Glendinning, Anthony Garratt and Dominic Welch along with Broomhill owners Rinus and Aniet van de Sande) gathered to decide on the winners of the annual prize.

After much argument and deliberation, the winner of the £3,500 Judges Prize was awarded to:
Lauren Goldie for Light Obscurity

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In 2015, Lauren completed her BA in Fine Art with a First Class Hons, specialising in installation and printmaking at Winchester School of Art.

The judges also awarded special commendations to:

Ana Caterina Pereira for Now outside the doors of strange houses

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Ana completed her MA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London in 2012.

James Trundle for Pupa

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James graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art last year.

Joel Reilly for blueday

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Visitors to Broomhill are invited to vote for their favourite sculpture.
The Public Speaks prize of £1,500 was won by:
Benedict Hughes for Mammoth

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Benedict graduated with an MA from City and Guilds of London Art school in 2016.



Light Obscurity

Once the final coat had been applied, the artwork was packed and dispatched for installation at Broomhill. It was great to finally see the sculpture in the environment it was intended for. The location in the grounds allows the work to be viewed from multiple angles, the white surface reflecting the dappled light beneath the trees and the surrounding plants.

I would like to thank the Broomhill team for their support to realise this work. If you are interested in receiving updates on future projects please visit, http://www.laurengoldie.com and leave your contact details.

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Road Trip

A recent classic, impressively low mileage considering its age. Although well loved, it is well used, interior is showing signs of ware, a regrettable consequence of being treated like a van! Although its capacity is limited, it never fails to surprise, capable of carrying five people at a squeeze or a 3 meter re-bar column (although when driving with the boot open, carbon monoxide poisoning is a genuine risk).

Preparing the Foundations

Photo1Once all the preparations had been made, the carving process could begin. The piece was created in two halves, preventing damages and enabling the incorporation of metal work to stabilise the sculpture. To ensure the proportions were accurate, I created a basic outline of the shape before returning to finish by hand the depth and curvature.


When the shape was finalised, the holes were sculpted and the work finely sanded. I completed the foundation by applying a polyurethane hardener, preparing it for outside display and adding a final matt white coating.