Mathematics Oxford Sculpture Competition

Final Selection: Mat Chivers artist residency

The sculptor Mat Chivers has been selected as the winner of the Mathematics Oxford Sculpture Competition. He will visit the Mathematical Institute for a 4-week artist residency, starting 18 November 2013, to develop his final proposal to erect a sculpture in the Entrance Area of the Andrew Wiles Building.

Competition Short List

We were very pleased to receive over 160 applications to our Sculpture Competition, containing many excellent ideas and beautiful designs.

The Selection Committee has reviewed all the entries, and selected four proposals for further consideration. The shortlisted artists are

Original Competition Announcement

We are inviting artists to propose, and eventually create, a substantial and artistically significant sculpture to be placed in the main Entrance Lobby of the New Mathematical Institute. The New Mathematical Institute building, designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, is nearing completion in the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, an area under intensive development by the University of Oxford. It is envisaged that the art work will in its conception be inspired by, or connected to, a mathematical theme, concept or shape.

There will be a two-stage selection process, consisting of a first round when artists are asked to submit plans and images of the planned sculpture, alongside a description of concept together with a CV and portfolio, followed by a site visit and interview with the Selection Committee for shortlisted artists.

The total budget envisaged for installation and commission, including all artists' fees, is in the area of £50,000 plus VAT, at the discretion of the Selection Committee. The sculpture will need to be completed and installed by mid September 2013.

For further information, see the Detailed Brief

Further images: sector plan of reception area, floor finish plan of entrance lobby and a partial section of the main entrance, supplied by the architect.

Also available are two renders of the entrance space: entrance render 1, entrance render 2

Contact: Sally Mullins, PA to the Chairman
Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
24-29 St Giles, Oxford OX1 3LB, United Kingdom
chairman [-at-] maths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

Application materials must reach Ms Sally Mullins, PA to the Chairman,
Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, by 10 May 2013