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.
No Entry Fee!There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
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.
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