Layers of Bournemouth has been shortlisted for the 2021 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture:
The Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture recognises the best sculpture or monument installed within the last two years in a public space, enabling people to engage with this art form. The Award is funded by the Marsh Charitable Trust and is made on the recommendation of a panel of judges under the auspices of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association.
This year there was strong competition and the shortlist of 6 is a strong field:
- Phyllida Barlow quarry, 2018, Jupiter Artland, Bonnington House The Steadings, Wilkieson, Edinburgh.
- Briony Marshall Layers of Bournemouth, 2018, Hengitsbury Head, Southbourne, Bournemouth.
- Thomas J. Price Reaching Out, 2020, Three Mills Green, Stratford, London – part of The Line public art walk.
- Hazel Reeves ‘Our Emmeline’ Rise Up Women, 2018, St Peter’s Square, Manchester.
- Mark Richards The Vernon Mine Warfare and Diving Monument, 2020, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
- Rachel Whiteread Nissen Hut, 2018, Dalby Forest, Lower Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire.
The winner will be announced on the 9th December, but I’m not expecting anything, it is just fantastic to be shortlisted with these amazing artists.