£20,000 sculpture commission winner announced

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£20,000 sculpture commission winner announced

Following the judging of the Stroud District Council/Stroud College Arts Award on Monday, the panel has announced the winner of the commission to make a sculpture to celebrate the opening of the new Stroud College in Gloucestershire building.

The winning artist is Phil Thompson who will be awarded £20,000 to cover fee and materials for the commissioned piece. The work will be unveiled in June 2007, at the opening of the new building.

Phil is a young artist from Gloucester who discovered his passion for sculpture on an Art Access course at Stroud College. He commented: "My proposed sculpture for the new Stroud College is an abstract form to represent the coming together of people and ideas, the intertwining of cultural diversity and creativity which are at the heart of Stroud’s long tradition of radicalism and freedom of expression."

The Chairman of the panel, Cllr Elisabeth Bird, commented: "Phil's piece has a wonderful energy and dynamism and will be an exciting new addition to public art in Stroud."

Posted : 31/01/2007 10:59:42

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