Marsh Awards

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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Visit the Marsh Award 2016 section to read the citations for each winner.

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the PMSA’s Marsh Awards 2016.

The winner of each category will be announced at the PMSA’s Marsh Awards ceremony on 2 November.

THE PMSA’S MARSH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC SCULPTURE
Gurkha Memorial Statue by Rebecca Hawkins
Watson-Watt Memorial by Alan Herriot DA ARBS
An Suileachan by Marian Leven RSA and Will Maclean MBE, FRSE, RSA
The Jurors by Hew Locke
Phantom by David Mach RA, HRSA
Turning by Charlotte Mayer FRBS
The Naval Service Memorial by Graeme Mitcheson MRBS
Habitat by David Nash OBE RA
The One and The Many by Peter Randall-Page RA
Paradigm by Conrad Shawcross RA

THE PMSA’S MARSH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLIC FOUNTAINS
Liverpool Hope University Fountain by Fountains & Features
Dumfries House Pergola by William Pye FRBS
Goodman’s Fields Horses by Hamish Mackie MRBS, and Ustigate Ltd.

THE PMSA’S MARSH AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CONSERVATION OF A PUBLIC SCULPTURE OR PUBLIC FOUNTAIN
Winged Figure by Barbara Hepworth DBE, conservation by Richard Rogers Conservation Ltd.
Market Place Fountain Dudley by James Forsyth, conservation by Purcell and Croft Buildings & Conservation
London to Paris by Eduardo Paolozzi, CBE RA conservation by Plowden & Smith


The Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture is offered for a sculpture installed in a public place within the last 2 years.

The Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Fountains is offered for a fountain installed in a public place within the last 5 years.

The Marsh Award for Excellence in Conservation of a Public Sculpture or Fountain is offered for the conservation or repair of an existing work in a public place within the last 2 years.

Each award may be won outright or shared. The awards are presented at a ceremony in London in November. They seek to acknowledge and commend excellence, to increase awareness and discussion of public sculpture and fountains and to celebrate new work that demonstrates originality, aesthetic quality and sensitivity to its site. The conservation award commends craft and professional skills, reflecting a core activity of the PMSA and an essential aspect of guardianship.

The annual awards are sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust and administered by the PMSA. The awards are presented for excellence in contemporary work, and also for distinction in conservation of historical works. This encapsulates the PMSA's inclusive approach to public sculpture and fountains: as features in the urban and rural landscape, the association considers historical and contemporary sculptures and fountains to be equal in value.

Read more about the work of the Marsh Christian Trust