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Shoppers select Spitalfields sculpture

PUBLISHED: 18:00 25 January 2010 | UPDATED: 15:31 05 October 2010

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MARKET shoppers, restaurant goers, East Enders and City workers will have the chance to vote for the first high-profile sculpture for the heart of Spitalfields. The Spitalfields Sculpture Prize has unveiled an exhibition of the eight shortlisted design an

MARKET shoppers, restaurant goers, East Enders and City workers will have the chance to vote for the first high-profile sculpture for the heart of Spitalfields.

The Spitalfields Sculpture Prize has unveiled an exhibition of the eight shortlisted design and people are being invited to vote for their favourite which will then be commissioned and put on display in Bishop's Square.

All of the chosen artists have proposed artworks that respond to the site's urban and historic surroundings.

The public vote will be combined with those of the judges of the inaugural Spitalfields Sculpture Prize, which include Sir Richard MacCormac, Nigel Hall and Alex Sainsbury, and the winning sculpture will go on display in October.

Scale models of the eight shortlisted are on show in the foyer of the offices of solicitors Allen and Overy in Bishops Square until February 12.

Votes can be cast in person or online at www.spitalfields.co.uk/vote

Voting cards are available from shops, restaurants and market stalls, as well as in the exhibition space. The £45,000 prize will be awarded on February 11.


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