THE PMSA’S MARSH AWARDS 2018
FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SCULPTURE, FOUNTAINS AND CONSERVATION
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
for the three annual PMSA awards presented in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust.
Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture is offered for a sculpture installed in a public place within the last two years.
Award for Excellence in Public Fountains is offered for a fountain installed in a public place within the last five years.
Award for Excellence in Conservation of a Public Sculpture or Fountain is offered for the conservation or repair of an existing work in a public place within the last two years.
The call for nominations is now open. Closing date for nominations is 12am 13 April 2018. Nominations are encouraged from artists, designers, conservators, architects, commissioning bodies, sponsors and, members of the public.
The PMSA’s Marsh Awards acknowledge and commend excellence, increase awareness and discussion of public sculpture and fountains, and celebrate new work that demonstrates originality, aesthetic quality and sensitivity to its site. The conservation award commends craft and professional skills, reflecting a core activity of the PMSA and an essential aspect of guardianship.
Criteria for eligibility
The awards are presented for Sculpture, Fountains / Water features, and Conservation projects in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey.
SCULPTURE: must have been installed in a public place in the UK between April 2016 and March 2018.
Abstract or figurative freestanding sculpture or relief, commemorative or otherwise, must be accessible to public view.
FOUNTAINS / WATER FEATURES: must have been installed in a public place in the UK between 2013 and March 2018. Fountains and water features involving moving water must be accessible to public view.
CONSERVATION: must have been completed between April 2016 and March 2018. The award is made for the treatment, restoration or repair of an existing sculpture or fountain that is in the UK and accessible to the public.
Works sited for a limited period may be considered if they will still be on public display one year after the awards ceremony.
The award is made to the artist or designer of new work or, in the case of conservation, the conservator. In cases where the artistic concept or design was the product of collaboration, where the client or craftsmen were involved, then the award may be shared. Similarly, the conservation award may be shared if it involved a multidisciplinary approach.
Judging is undertaken by the Awards Committee; its decisions are final.
Winners will be announced on 6 November 2018 at the PMSA’s Marsh Awards ceremony, and on the PMSA and 3rd Dimension websites.
Further details of eligibility and criteria, and the judging process can be provided on request from the PMSA Office.
Prizes are as follows:
PMSA's Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture - £1,750
PMSA's Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Fountains - £1,500
PMSA's Marsh Award for Excellence in the Conservation of a Public Sculpture or Fountain – £1,000