Previously held in London, Newcastle and Sheffield, the competition is coming to the North West for the first time.
Full details are at www.architecture.com/forgottenspacespreston but key points are:
Deadline for registration – 27 March
Deadline for submission – 9 May
There is one-off administration fee for each entry which is non-refundable
Entrants can submit as individuals or as part of a group
Prizes are awarded for the top three places: 1st prize = £5000, 2nd prize = £2000 and 3rd prize = £1000.
Previous Liverpool Biennial artist Sinta Tantra from Open Eye Gallery, unveils her most recent public art commission in Swansea, Wales.
“My practice sits in-between painting and architecture - its ‘painting on an architectural scale’. I see the work as an ‘overlay’ that heightens a sense of fantasy within the functional. “
A pair of six metre high, golden palm trees are part of the latest artwork to decorate Swansea’s High Street. Commissioned by arts charity Locws International as part of the city’s ‘Art Across The City’ scheme, Sinta Tantra’s ‘Greater Reality of Elsewhere’ spans across the external facade of 230 High Street above Volcano Theatre Company.
Tantra has painted geometric colour shapes overlaid with two giant golden palm trees, creating an ambiguous imagery that reflects her Balinese origin and Western upbringing.
“There are quite a few similarities between Liverpool and Swansea - both cities use art as a tool for urban regeneration. Although Swansea’s much smaller than Liverpool, there’s still the same ambition in commissioning artists to produce challenging works in the very heart of the city.”