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Marsh Awards Open for Nominations

Marsh Awards for Excellence in Public Sculpture, Fountains and Conservation 2017

In partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust the PMSA presents three annual awards, including an award for conservation. The Marsh 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 2 years.

Nominations and submissions for the 2017 Marsh Awards are invited from artists, designers, conservators, architects, sponsors, members of the public and potential clients for new work and conservation projects.

Each award may be won outright or shared. The awards are presented at a ceremony in London in November. They seek to acknowledge and commend excellence, to increase awareness and discussion of public sculpture and fountains and to 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 for Sculpture, Fountains / Water features, and Conservation projects in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey.

CONSERVATION: must have been completed between April 2015 and March 2017. 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 8 November 2017 at the Marsh Awards ceremony, and on the PMSA and 3rd Dimension websites.

The deadline is 14th April.

All queries to 

For more information, please see the PMSA website.

Lead Image: Angel of the North; David Wilson Clarke (cc)


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