University launches artwork competition for Sarah Swift Building

The University of Lincoln has announced a competition for students to design a piece of artwork for the recently opened Sarah Swift Building.

The Sarah Swift Building was officially opened on Monday. Photo: Liam O’Dell.

The competition comes after people were invited to create a design for the Isaac Newton Building earlier this year, with two Creative Advertising students having their work displayed in the building.

The university said: “The building provides an opportunity to incorporate dedicated artwork to celebrate Lincoln talents. The University is therefore running a competition to design a piece to fit the large wall available in the ground floor atrium space.

“The competition is open to all students enrolled at the University of Lincoln (Undergraduate and Postgraduate), and we are particularly keen to see staff collaborating with students.

“The artwork needs to be appropriate to the building and be in keeping with the academic subject and nature of the environment; a theme of ‘Understanding People’ has therefore been set,” they said.

Officially opened by science journalist Dr Michael Mosley on Monday, the Sarah Swift Building houses the university’s School of Health and Social Care and School of Psychology departments.

An open Q&A drop-in session will take place on January 10 from 1pm to 3pm to provide ‘advice and guidance’ to entrants.

The deadline for entries is March 2, 2018, with the university planning to install the artwork in June next year.

Further information and a link to the creative brief can be found on the University of Lincoln’s Staff News Blog website.

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