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The Saltire Society, organiser of the Art in Public Places Awards, has announced the winners of this year’s competition.

The permanent award category had two joint winners. ‘The Nomadic Boulders of John O’Groats’, a group of three sculptures created by Dundee-based artists Matthew Dalziel and Louise Scullion, was inspired by the force of the Pentland Firth. The sculptures incorporate boulders swept up onto a nearby beach after a storm. Suspended on three arcs of bronze, they create a dramatic composition reminiscent of the surrounding landscape.
The other permanent award category winner was ‘The Outdoor Museum, a display of treasured objects submitted by residents and organisations in Helensburgh, it includes historical artefacts encapsulated in acrylic, bronze
and stone reproductions of original artefacts as well as three specially commissioned artworks by local Helensburgh artist Lesley Carruthers, Edinburgh-based artist Kate Ive and Glasgow-based artist Chris Coleman-Smith.
The winner of the new temporary art category of the awards was ‘Are you LOCATIONALIZED?, an ATLAS Arts commission created by former Glasgow School of Art graduates Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan spanning the two Hebridean islands of Skye and North Uist.
This year marking its 80th anniversary, the Saltire Society works to preserve all that is best in Scottish traditions and to encourage new developments which can enrich the country’s cultural life.

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