1st April 2004
Students from the University of Lincoln are taking part in a competition which is set to add a striking piece of artwork to the local landscape.
East Riding developers Scrutons have asked students on the Fine Art degree course at the university to design a sculpture that will stand on the site of the company’s new hi-tech office development on Tritton Road.
“The sculpture will stand in a prominent position and will be clearly visible to people using Tritton Road so we are looking for something that’s really striking and innovative,” said Scrutons Managing Director, Ian Scruton.
“We are delighted that the university has agreed to launch a competition to design the sculpture because the students will be able to bring a fresh perspective to the challenge.”
Scrutons will present the winning student with a cheque for £500 and the university will receive a similar amount. Scrutons have budgeted a further £5,000 for the sculpture to be fabricated by a company chosen by the winning student.
“The University of Lincoln is delighted to be able to support a public art initiative such as this. The competition is open to our Fine Art students based in Lincoln and we are confident that they will come up with some really striking and inspiring designs,” said John Plowman, senior lecturer in Fine Art at the Lincoln School of Art, Architecture and Design.
The students’ designs will be judged towards the end of April and it is hoped that the winning design will be fabricated and in place by early summer.
Scrutons have built the 12,000 square feet Alumina Court development to meet the growing demand for quality out-of-town office complexes in Lincoln. The development comprises two detached two-storey office buildings which are available to let in a variety of ways.
Picture caption: Fine Art students Hannah Gooda, Catherine Brook and Tim Bryant inspect the site for the sculpture.
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