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Broomhill National Sculpture Prize
2013 Exhibition - click here for details


Opening Times
Sculpture Gardens

Open all year (Mon-Sun) • 11:00 until 16:00
16:00 is the last admission time

Please note: We are closed between 20 Dec and 15 Jan

Art Gallery

Open all year (Mon-Sun) • 11:00 until 16:00
16:00 is the last admission time

Please note: We are closed between 20 Dec and 15 Jan

Occasionally the gallery will be closed for short periods for re-hanging or for other reasons. If a gallery visit is important to you, please check beforehand.

Restaurant

Bar Meals: Wed-Sun • 12:30-14:00

Three-course lunches: Wed-Sun • 12:30-14:00

Evening meals: Fri & Sat

Occasionally the restaurant will be closed for functions. If you wish to have lunch or dinner in the restaurant please check beforehand to avoid disappointment.


Hotel

Open all year Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat & Sun

The hotel is closed between 20 Dec and 15 Jan.

The Broomhill National Sculpture Prize is a competition that was launched in 2009 by the The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK-based sculptors.


“As Broomhill celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year – I wanted to mark the occasion with this contest, which brings together the brightest and best new sculptors in the country and allows them to showcase their work in our unique sculpture park.” Rinus van de Sande (Broomhill owner)


The 2012 National Sculpture Prize exhibition featured works by  Oliver Adams, Edward Baldwin, Ann Balmforth, Michael Branthwaite, Richard Cresswell, Mary George, Graham guy robinson, Robert Hitzeman, Helen snell and Ian Stoney who have all received £1,000 to bring their works to life at Broomhill. They now compete for the judges’ first prize of £3,500 and a permanent place in the Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation collection.

“The NSP exhibition showcases the extraordinary talent that the UK harbours, the sculptors this year have excelled themselves and many have exceeded the brief and our expectations with displays of expert craftsmanship, sharp concepts and courageous use and manipulation of materials.” Rinus van de Sande

A ‘Public Speaks’ voting ballot is open for the duration of the competition, culminating in a £1,500 prize for the artist whose sculpture receives the most votes from the public.  The public is invited to vote for their favourite NSP sculpture at Broomhill or online here . (The ‘Judges’ and the ‘Public Speaks’ winner will be announced in October 2012.)

The final ten sculptures are now on display at Broomhill until 2013.  For details of the exhibition or Broomhill Art Hotel, visit www.broomhillart.co.uk, telephone 01271 850262, or e-mail: info@broomhillart.co.uk

Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary
With Great British Sculpture


With the Queens Jubilee and Olympic games, the UK has a lot to be jubilant  about this year. Continuing this patriotic theme, we are inviting the public to celebrate Great British sculpture with us on our 15th Anniversary. 

In this year of greatness and excellence it seems fitting to invite one of the UK’s most talented and acclaimed sculptors to exhibit at Broomhill. Patron of RWA and co-founder the Bristol Drawing School, Carol Peace is an internationally renowned sculptor specialising in human form and expressive movement.

Carol Peace’s sculptures and drawings are now on display on the lawn and in the gallery at Broomhill in an exhibition called ‘Silent Moments - Observations of Human Life’.

“Rinus and Aniet have always been incredibly supportive including visiting my studios and solo exhibitions, the first in Cork Street, I remember their faces at the window and how excited they were for me. They have always held my talent and potential in high regard, artist's need that belief from people to keep going, to be able to take risks, it's mostly about confidence and if people believe in you they give you that.” Carol Peace

The Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation launched the National Sculpture Prize in 2009 to further its efforts in supporting emerging sculptors. The annual competition features works by ten UK-based sculptors who each receive £1,000 to bring their works to life at Broomhill. This year’s ten finalists now compete for the judges’ first prize of £3,500 and a permanent place in the Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation collection. The final ten sculptures are now on display at Broomhill until 2013.

“As Broomhill celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year – I wanted to mark the occasion with this contest, which brings together the brightest and best new sculptors in the country and allows them to showcase their work in our unique sculpture park.” Rinus van de Sande (Broomhill owner)

A ‘Public Speaks’ voting ballot is open for the duration of the competition, culminating in a £1,500 prize for the artist whose sculpture receives the most votes from the public. The public is invited to vote for their favourite NSP sculpture at Broomhill or online here

For details of the exhibitions or Broomhill Art Hotel, visit www.broomhillart.co.uk, telephone 01271 850262, or e-mail: info@broomhillart.co.uk

Welcome to Broomhill Art Hotel, Sculpture Gardens, Art Gallery and Restaurant in North Devon


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Greta Berlin - Broomhill Art Hotel

Broomhill lies in one of the most glorious valleys in North Devon surrounded by hundreds of acres of woodland and bound by its own stream. 300 sculptures by over 60 sculptors are sited in 10 acres of garden that present a wonderful balance between art and nature.

Start your day at Broomhill with a mid-morning coffee or tea in our intimate restaurant or outside on the sun-warmed terrace. Stroll amongst the fantastic collection of bronzes and stone sculptures for sale on the new lawned garden.

Broomhill is a place where your senses can go wild with fascinating art, monumental sculpture, vibrant events and mouth watering organic food and drink, priding itself particularly on its fusion between art and good food.

Following a successful Summer Exhibition that displayed new pieces from 10 sculptors, the judging panel (comprising internationally acclaimed artists/sculptors Tim Shaw, Rob Ryan, Carol Peace and  Nigel Minard -Head of Art at West Buckland) came together this month to select the winning piece.

The Ten short-listed sculptors were carefully selected by the judging panel at the beginning of this year. Each of the ten finalists were given a £1,000 budget and 3 months to turn their proposed idea into an inspiring finished piece for the Exhibition.

The judges favourite and winner of the Broomhill NSP 2011 title is 'Uncertain Futures: Larder' by Suzanne Hobbs.

“Suzanne’s monumental sculpture was chosen for its fantastic interaction with the landscape, providing viewers with a very exciting experience. The piece was beautifully executed with a social awareness angle, tying in with the enclosed trapped emotion of the time we live in.  We’re delighted with the outcome, Suzanne put great thought and effort into her piece and is truly deserving of the 2011 title. Many thanks to our sponsors and judges for their support in making this possible.” Quote from Rinus van de Sande

Suzanne says “My work is inspired by years working on an organic farm in North Devon and recognising the earths fragile nature. Climate change; food scarcity; conflict over resources, have become international news staples, yet in our consumer society, the importance of our environment to our own survival appears forgotten. Being selected to create a sculpture for the NSP Competition has given me the chance to communicate my fears and anxieties through the voice of my work.”  [full statement below]

Every visitor to the exhibition had the opportunity to vote for their favourite sculpture, this activity proved as popular as ever!  The sculpture that captured visitors attention the most this year and winner of the ‘Public Speaks’ title is Endless Curve by Wenqin Chen, also awarded a ‘special commendation' by the judges for creating an uplifting, open, positive, healing, well executed sculpture that has the right spirit and powerful inspiration in a difficult time.

“The sculpture Endless Curve represents open-mindedness, invention and space for innovative thinking.  I would like to thank the NSP team, all the visitors and public voters. All the reputation and success I have achieved is due to their understanding and support. Thank you!” Quote from Wenqin Chen

Suzanne will be awarded with a cheque and trophy at the NSP Award Evening on Thur 17th Nov. This event is open to the public.  Enjoy acoustic music from Jenna Witts & Amy Newton, plus a delicious Mediterranean Buffet, tickets are £10pp.

National Sculpture Prize 2012 - Registration opens this month!

The registration period for the 2012 NSP opens soon.  Those wishing to take part can register their interest on our website now.

Muddiford. Barnstaple, North Devon EX31 4EX

Telephone 01271 850262

info@broomhillart.co.uk





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Broomhill Art & Sculpture Foundation

National Sculpture Prize


Broomhill Art & Sculpture Foundation
Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford Rd, Barnstaple,
North Devon, EX31 4EX

www.broomhillart.co.uk 01271 850262