13th May 2004

 

NEW SCULPTURE FOR CITY

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Three students from the University of Lincoln are competing to design a striking new piece of artwork for the city.

 

East Riding developers Scrutons asked the university’s Fine Art students to design a sculpture to stand outside their new Alumina Court hi-tech office development on Tritton Road.

 

Dusty Hindle (35), Marcus Thorpe (22) and Tim Bryant (22) fought off competition from other Fine Art students to make it to the finals of the competition.

 

The shortlisted entries were chosen by a judging panel made up of John Plowman, senior lecturer in Fine Art at the university, Scrutons Managing Director Ian Scruton and John Cairns, Public Art Officer for Lincoln City Council.

 

The final judging will take place on Thursday 20th May. Scrutons will present the winning student with a cheque for £500 and the university will receive a similar amount. Each runner up will receive £100.

 

Scrutons have budgeted a further £5,000 for the sculpture to be fabricated by a company chosen by the winning student. The winning design is expected to be in place during the summer.

 

 “I was very impressed with all the entries submitted. It was a difficult decision to narrow them down to the three finalists and no doubt it will be even more difficult to select the overall winner,” said Ian Scruton.

 

John Plowman added: “The University of Lincoln is delighted to be able to support a public art initiative such as this. We were confident that our students would come up with some really striking and inspiring designs and they have certainly done that.”

 

Picture Caption: From left to right: Marcus Thorpe, Dusty Hindle and Tim Bryant.

 

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Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886244                                  lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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