Entry Type



London, UK

About the prize

KYN HURLINGHAM, a new care home in Parsons Green, West London, would like to site a sculpture in its garden as part of opening celebrations in 2024

About KYN

KYN is a care home company offering an elevated approach to care with individualised journeys built around the needs and interests of our residents, in beautiful surroundings, with life-enriching practices.

Our second home, KYN Hurlingham, opening June 2024, is a Grade II listed building, neighbouring the prestigious Hurlingham Club along the eastern side of Hurlingham Park. Originally built as a ‘Ragged School’ in 1855, the site has also previously served as an open-air school for Brompton Hospital and a youth club. Now, as a KYN care home, the existing heritage and fabric of the building have been sympathetically restored to its former glory as a landmark building within the local area.

KYN is passionate about nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of our residents and we offer a wealth of opportunities to create, watch, listen, participate, and enjoy. The therapeutic benefits of the creative arts and their appreciation are well known and will play a key role in our programme. We hope that a sited sculpture will spark interest and conversation amongst residents, providing moments of connection, reflection, and relaxation.

Our garden will include biodiverse, therapeutic planting, a central lawn, and a kitchen garden space, designed to appeal to the senses and encourage residents to connect with nature throughout the year. We anticipate that the selected artwork will foster a sense of ownership and pride within the home.

Artist Brief

The garden will play a significant role in both our opening programme and the ongoing lives of our residents. As such, we are seeking a piece sculpture which responds to the flora and natural beauty found within the space.  Please note we are only considering existing artworks that are available for the required dates. 


Duration of Exhibition: 6 months

Artwork size: Up to 1.5m x 1.5m.

Durability: The artwork will be located in an outdoor space for the duration of 6 months and be exposed to weather and physical stresses. Applicants should therefore ensure that their submission will be structurally and materially sound for the duration.


There are several spaces within the garden which could host this sculpture, and we intend to work with the artist, architects, and landscapers to determine the best location for the artwork once selected.

Therefore, we welcome applications of sculptures which could be sited on either/both planted areas with a soil or lawn grounding, or a pathway made from permeable resin bound gravel. The artist will need to specify the requirements for installing and securing their sculpture upon point of selection.

Plan of Garden Space

Please note that the structure in the illustrated image provided is of our Orangery, due to be installed in late 2024, after our opening programme has been completed. During the duration of the sculpture’s exhibition, this space will host an elegant temporary structure, with the paving to the front and the surrounding planting outlined below. We will share images of this temporary structure with the artist during discussions around siting. 


The artist will be responsible for organising the transportation, installation, and de-installation of the work.

Support for the Artist

We will provide an artist fee of £500 (incl. VAT) and cover the costs of transportation, installation, de-installation and return of artwork to the artist.

Selection Panel and Timeline

Selection Panel

A KYN representative, KYN residents, a member of the Hurlingham Club, and Laura Ford, President of the Royal Society of Sculptors. 


Selection - end of July

Results released - early August 

Installation between 2nd September to 8th September

Unveiling/ launch event 14 September 2024