COMPETITION: Make your mark on the O2 Academy Glasgow

Make your mark on the O2 Academy Glasgow.

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O2 is celebrating the 10th anniversary of O2 Academy Glasgow by inviting up-and-coming illustrators, designers and graffiti artists to create an original sketch, painting, illustration or digital piece of art that will become a permanent feature in the Academy.


Up to four winning pieces will be chosen by a panel of expert judges including Franz Ferdinand’s lead-man Alex Kapranos, Venue Manager Joe Splain, Graham Bryce Managing Director, Bauer Scotland and O2’s Head of Music Sponsorship, Paul Shulver. The works will take pride of place in the venue’s main room, visible to bands and over 150,000 music fans a year.


Kapranos, lead singer and guitarist with Franz Ferdinand, said “Glasgow has always been a fertile place for art and music. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes through in this project”.


In addition to their work becoming a permanent fixture at the venue, each winner will also receive £1,000 in cash, and a pair of tickets to a gig of their choice at O2 Academy Glasgow. There will also be a People’s Choice award, which will see the artist with the highest number of public votes also receive a £500 prize and a pair of tickets to the gig of their choice.


The challenge is open to anyone with a flair for the creative arts, whatever their age, including young people. Through its social initiative Go Think Big, O2 has provided a platform for thousands of young people to launch their creative ideas.


All entries will be displayed online and members of the public can vote for their favourite. The opportunity is open to all UK residents and the submissions are open until 30th July.





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