The MTSA seeks to reward outstanding and innovative practice, with a particular interest in work that demonstrates a commitment to process, or sensitivity to material.
The MTSA is selected by a panel including two guest selectors, one of which is always a practicing sculptor, plus the previous year's winner of the award and a trustee of the Mark Tanner Foundation. Fiona MacDonald, curator at Standpoint, chairs the panel.
The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award winner for 2013/14 was Iain Hales. His solo show, of work supported by the award, will be at Standpoint 11 April - 31 May 2014.
Iain Hales was born in Scotland in 1977. He trained at Edinburgh College of Art and the Slade, London. He has had solo shows in 2013 at Euclidean Display Unit, m2 Gallery, London; 2012 at Cole, London and in 2006 Folly, Hyperground, Edinburgh, as part of the Edinburgh Annuale.
Iain was selected by: Richard Deacon CBE, RA: winner of the Turner Prize in 1987, Lisa Le Feuvre: Head of Sculpture Studies at the Henry Moore Institute, Jemima Brown: MTSA winner 2010/11 and Rebecca Scott: MTSA trustee.