Competition for a bee sculpture for display inside the main concourse of London Bridge Rail Station now is over!
The Bee Friendly Trust is launching a competition for a bee sculpture for display inside the main concourse of London Bridge Rail Station, inviting artists to create a high-quality, innovative, educational, and engaging piece of public art.
The Bee Friendly Trust is launching a competition for a bee sculpture for display inside the main concourse of London Bridge Rail Station.
All artists are invited to create a high-quality, innovative, educational, and engaging piece of public art.
➜ The finished sculpture will be installed by suspension inside a frame or mounted on a plinth in the main concourse of London Bridge Station.
➜ There is flexibility over the size of the final sculpture, but it should be scalable to 2m – 3m and as light as possible.
➜ The sculpture should represent a honey bee (Apis mellifera).
➜ The sculpture should be constructed from primarily recycled materials including recycled drinks cans.
➜ The design should include the possibility of at least one moving part. Moving parts can be electric powered but do not have to be.
➜ The design should reflect the mission statement of the Bee Friendly Trust.
➜ The design should draw on and connect with the biodiversity initiatives of London Bridge Rail Station, including planting projects, community engagement and zero waste.
➜ London Bridge Rail Station is used by all ages so the sculpture should appeal to and be appropriate for a wide demographic.
➜ Given the high footfall to the station, maintaining a safe, obstruction-free environment is paramount. Therefore, the finished sculpture must be robust, secure, and self-contained.
Entry can be by means of two-dimensional drawings, computer graphics, three-dimensional maquette, or any combination.
For the young people’s categories, entries should be in the form of a single A4 sheet of paper.
The Winning entries will be announced on 1st March 2021.
The competition is open to all artists. There are also categories for children and young people.
The main prize will be of £2,000. There will be five additional prizes for young people of £50 each. The winning entry will be fabricated and installed in the station.
The judges will consider fabricating versions of the winning young people’s entries for installation in other stations.
There is no entry fee to participate!