Tom Bass Prize Winner Announcements

And that brings us to the close of the third biennial Tom Bass Prize!

The Finalists’ Exhibition at Juniper Hall closed its doors on Saturday 21 March. Despite trying conditions (some challenging weather), the Prize was a huge success, attracting over 800 visitors and 400 votes in the People’s Choice.

Luckily, the weather held off for the opening night on Thursday 5 March, where we welcomed a record number of attendees, including most of the 2020 finalists, and heard from the judges and special guest Lea Ferris.

The Board and management of the school would like to pay tribute to the hard work of the Prize Committee and to all artists and volunteers who assisted in the smooth running of the exhibition. We would also like to thank our judges for 2020: Ingrid Morley, Jennifer Turpin and Alex Seton who had a very difficult difficult and unenviable task!

The prizes awarded on opening night were (shown L-R above):

  • Curator’s Choice ($2,000)
    Louis Pratt
    Regret and Legacy
    Coal, steel, fiberglass and resin’
  • The Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture ($15,000)
    Shane Nicholas
    Scanned Figure with Arms Outstretched
    Polylactide and pigmented polyurethane
  • Highly Commended ($4,000)
    Miroslav Kratky
    Big Ear
    Wood and oil paint

And in addition, after counting up all of your votes, we are pleased to announce the winner of the People’s Choice (far right):

  • Crawford’s Casting People’s Choice Prize ($1,000)
    Paul Trefry
    Man in a Cube
    Silicone, epoxy resin, human hair, fibreglass resin, glass, oil paints, acrylic sheet

More information about the works can be found on the Prize Website.

TBSSS looks forward to continuing the legacy of Tom Bass AM through this unique figurative sculpture prize in 2022.

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