Welcome to the home of the National Sculpture Prize 2018
The Broomhill National Sculpture Competition is a fantastic opportunity for all Sculptors to showcase their work in the curious and beautiful surroundings of Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, with a grant of £1,000 towards their work.
Call for Entrants
Artists should submit their applications by 28 Feb 2018.
Ten shortlisted artists will then be selected who will each receive a grant of £1,000 to create their sculptures.
Prize for the Judge's Winner - £3,500
Prize for the Public Speaks Winner - £1,500
Judges for 2018 NSP Announced
With entries for the 2018 Broomhill National Sculpture Prize coming in fast, we're delighted to be able to share with you, details of two of the prestigious judges that will be presiding over the competition next year
In 1983 Ray Ward graduated from Trent Polytechnic in Fine Art where he specialised in painting, performance and video. He has been practising as a self employed artist ever since and has lectured at art schools including Loughborough University, Salisbury College and De Montfort University, Leicester.
He now works in a purpose built studio in Marlborough, Wiltshire, alongside studio based work he has worked as an artist in the wider community running workshops and events.
Paul Broomfield is a taxidermy assemblage artist who seeks out vintage and found objects to create his work. Trained as a cabinet maker, Paul began a carving and gilding apprenticeship with David Goodman, the fine art framer and paintings conservator - framing art works for the Tate Gallery, the V&A and the National Gallery.
Paul worked as a freelance conservator for the National Trust and English Heritage for ten years before moving to France where he spent several years sourcing unusual antique objects at markets & brocantes, selling to clients in England and now using in his art.
Returning from France in 2007 Paul now lives and works in North Devon near the sea, surfing, collecting vintage surfboards and fishing. He is passionate about wildlife and our environment.
Dorcas studied at Winchester School of Art and works as a sculptor based in Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol. She is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, having been awarded a bursary from them in 2013. She won the Public Speaks Award in the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize and her work features in the book The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture published in 2014. Recently she exhibited her work at Banksy’s Dismaland in Weston-Super-Mare and was selected for the Columbia Threadneedle prize exhibition in London.