The Spotlight Award is jointly awarded by The Royal Society of Sculptors and Brooke Benington. Each year, a successful member or fellow is granted the opportunity to show at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer; a contemporary commercial sculpture park in Buckinghamshire, a short distance from London.

We Belong Together, 2021, by Tim Ellis

We Belong Together, 2021, by Tim Ellis

2022 winner - Daniel Solomon MRSS

Daniel Solomons is a British-Spanish artist based in London. He studied Graphic Arts, Research and Artistic Production and MA Sound Art. With a minimalist aesthetic, his representation generally consists of a spatial intervention and uses a variety of media, materials and stimuli that converge in the construction of the pieces, manifesting multiple connections between art, architecture and literature, theory and practice, shapes and contents. He has always been interested in exploring the urban environment and the way in which architecture conditions human interaction, from the form to the function, where he shows his deep concern for the issues of light, space, volume and surface. Lately, he has become interested in how sounds activate and define the space and provides a
greater understanding of the physical elements that surround us, and make us consider it in a new way.

Daniel Solomon portrait photo

A word from George Mingozzi-Marsh, Brooke Benington

Brooke Benington and Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer are pleased to once again be partnering with the Royal Society of Sculptors to host the annual Spotlight award. This year, we made our selection based on a desire to bring new approaches and sensibilities into the wider exhibition at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer.  

We are delighted to invite Daniel Solomons to be a part of the 6th Edition of the exhibition with his installation They Are Often Called Singers which will be installed in it own area of the gardens and will be viewable to all visitors from the start from the start of the exhibition on 14th May.

About the prize

Founded in 2017, Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer is a private sculpture park in Buckinghamshire which surveys the breadth of contemporary sculptural practice.

A new area of woodland has been opened out to create an environment for an artist to install a single large work or a series of works creating a solo installation. Society members and fellows are invited to propose new or recent work that is suitable for display outside over summer. The Spotlight exhibition is included on the route taken by all visitors to the gardens, but it is also separate and distinct from the rest of the sculpture trail, and as such applicants are encouraged to engage with the idea of it as a solo exhibition en plein air. The successful applicant works closely with director George Marsh.

How to apply

Entries for Spotlight 2022 are now closed.

Eligibility

This opportunity is open to Royal Society of Sculptors members and fellows only