Legacy donated to Foundation creates new Sculpture Award

  • The Arts Foundation has inherited part of a million pound estate from the late Roselyn Parker. The Estate included all her sculptures which were mostly made by her late mother Yoma Sasburg. In accordance with her will The Arts Foundation have set up the Arts Foundation‘Yoma Sasburg’ Award for Sculpture. This £10,000 ongoing award will be to support a talented emerging artist each year.

    Born in Amsterdam, Yoma Sasburg was a professional ballet dancer. She married Edward Clifton Parker (born 1905) a composer whose prolific output included music for over 50 films including the Blue Lagoon, the 39 Steps and Sink the Bismark! She trained at Newton Abbot College of Art where she studied sculpture under David Weekes and later became a founder member of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Her work has been sold at the Whitechapel Gallery, the Casson Gallery and commissions from gorbels for the organ case at Totnes Parish Church, and private commissions from novelist Edmund Crispin, film producer Anthony Perry and playwright Colin Spencer. The winner of the sculpture award will be announced in January 2011 at the Arts Foundation Awards.