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Sophie Lloyd is the winner of the Anthony Caro Centre Sculpture Prize 

Earlier this year, the Anthony Caro Centre inaugurated a new gift to City and Guilds of London Art School, which will support students.


The Anthony Caro Sculpture Prize will be awarded this summer to a graduating third year BA Fine Art student, with a degree show presentation focussed on sculpture.

The Anthony Caro Sculpture Bursary will be allocated towards tuition fees for a MA Fine student with a practice focussed on sculpture, beginning in academic year 2023/24.


We are delighted to announce that Sophie Lloyd is the winner of the 2023 Anthony Caro Centre Sculpture Prize for a graduating BA Fine Art Student.


When Patrick Cunningham and I visited the school, we were impressed by the standard of the students’ work.  The school’s ethos of involvement with materials – both as a starting point and as essential to the creative process – was, we felt, entirely sympathetic to the work of Anthony Caro, whose achievements as a sculptor so deepened a wider understanding of what art is, and, more importantly, can be.  That legacy, we believe, is in safe hands at City and Guilds of London Art School.

Among so much talent, Sophie’s work stood out because of her entirely distinctive engagement with materials.  Her use of coloured fondant sugar and metal is surprising, witty and expressive: highly original, yet steeped in traditional practice.  We particularly liked her combination of caricature, fairground imagery and references to leaded glass.  We also admired her ability to infuse apparently light-hearted imagery with more profound implications, not least the way that change in her work’s appearance so effectively evokes the passage of time.

I wish Sophie much success in her future career and am delighted that she is the first recipient of the Anthony Caro Sculpture Prize.


Paul Moorhouse

Chief Executive

Anthony Caro Centre

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