The Royal Society of Sculptors and Brooke Benington are delighted to announce the launch of the Spotlight 2021 award. The successful member or fellow will be awarded the opportunity to show at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer; a contemporary commercial sculpture park in Buckinghamshire, a short distance from London.

2021 winner - Tim Ellis MRSS

Tim Ellis MRSS

Tim Ellis' practice examines the different ways in which the various languages of scientific research can be interpreted, using a wide range of materials and processes. Archetypal elements appear at the fore, for example the formalist principles of modernism reflected in colour, geometry and pattern, but re-examined in the context of science, technology or architecture. The sculptures Ellis produces strives to make sense of their environment and their titles appear to offer explanations to enlighten and explain. The objects appear as redundant experiments, which become symbolic totems for a quest to make sense of one’s existence and surrounding environment.

About the prize

Founded in 2017, Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer is a private sculpture park in Buckinghamshire which surveys the breadth of contemporary sculptural practice.

A new area of woodland has been opened out to create an environment for an artist to install a single large work or a series of works creating a solo installation. Society members and fellows are invited to propose new or recent work that is suitable for display outside over summer. The Spotlight exhibition is included on the route taken by all visitors to the gardens, but it is also separate and distinct from the rest of the sculpture trail, and as such applicants are encouraged to engage with the idea of it as a solo exhibition en plain air. The successful applicant works closely with director George Marsh.

How to apply

Entries for Spotlight 2020 are now closed.


This opportunity is open to Royal Society of Sculptors members and fellows only