About the Prize
The Ingot Prize is a new annual competition to support innovation and experimentation in the field of bronze casting, which will highlight and support both contemporary development and technical expertise within the medium amongst the UK's 2015 graduating art students.
Closely aware of the financial pressures on students of the arts, the prize allows one outstanding winner to realise their work in an otherwise costly medium at the vital stage between graduation and working independently.
The Ingot Prize winner will have their piece fabricated at the London Bronze Casting Foundry, in collaboration with the working team. This has an equivalent market value of £2,000. The Prize winner will then have their artwork displayed in a central London gallery location.
Lucy Tomlins, Co-Director, Pangaea Sculptor's Centre
Dr Marsha Bradfield, Co- Director, Pangaea Sculptor's Centre
Daniel Silver, Artist
Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre (PSC) challenges current sculptural conventions and engages the practice of sculpture and three-dimensional art from diverse and even contradictory perspectives. In this way, PSC seeks to promote critical engagement and innovation in this field.
Lucy Tomlins is a practising sculptor and graduated from the Sculpture MA at the Royal College of Art in 2012. She has received a number of awards and public sculpture commissions in recent years. Lucy has extensive project management experience, with over seven years as a Design and Brand Consultant in the professional services industry and previous experience in print and publishing, notably as an Assistant Editor for EMAP.
Dr Marsha Bradfield is currently a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of the Arts London (based at Chelsea School of Art and Design). She has extensive experience in international, collaborative art projects, curating and writing, research and teaching, activism and institutional development. Affiliations include Critical Practice Research Cluster, Precarious Workers Brigade and Contemporary Marxism Collective.
Daniel Silver studied at the Slade School of Art (BA Fine Art, 1999) and at the Royal College of Art (MA, Sculpture, 2001) in London and has since exhibited across the UK and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy (2012); Acne Studios, London (2011); Coming Together, Kunsthaus Glarus, Switzerland (2011); The Smoking Silver Father Figures, Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Park, London (2010). He is represented by Frith Street Gallery.
To be eligible for the Ingot Prize you must be due to graduate in 2015 from a BA/MA/PhD/Mphil arts course at a UK institution.
The panel will be particularly interested in proposals that:
- Address and respond to the context of bronze and the casting process
- Present an ambitious and innovative approach to the technical processes involved in the artworks' creation