WHAT better way to spread cheer than creating art to display in a window or in front of your home?
Sculptor Sir Antony Gormley is challenging Sun readers – young and old – to do just that and be in with a chance of winning an artwork made by him.
Get painting or sculpting to enter our competition – Isla Gettings shows how it’s done
Abigail Naylor, six, from Bradford, West Yorks, made this model of her pet tortoise Tina
The Sun’s Great Big Art Exhibition hopes to spread some cheer in lockdown
Sir Antony, 70, creator of the iconic Angel of the North in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, wants YOU to paint or sculpt an animal, real or imagined, then snap it on your phone and send us shots.
A panel will pick a selection to go in The Sun and on Sun Online.
One winner will get a rare, small clay dog made by Sir Antony.
But the Great Big Art Exhibition contest closes at midnight tonight.
One lucky winner will get a rare clay dog made by Sir Antony GormleyCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
HOW TO ENTER
Upload a photo of your art at thesun.co.uk/art.
The competition is open to all ages and there is no limit on how many times you enter.
Leave your name, age if you are under 18, address and a contact number and tell us a bit about your artwork.
If under 16, leave an adult’s contact details. Our judges will choose a selection to be published in The Sun and on Sun Online.
From that shortlist, our panel will choose a winner. The judges’ decision is final.
So hurry – upload your pictures, like these entries above, at thesun.co.uk/art.
Antony’s tips for artists
- THE Great Big Art Exhibition is open to children and adults – there is no age limit.
- SEE firstsite.uk, where you can download a brilliant workbook packed with ideas. The site also features lots more information on the exhibition.
- YOU can do a painting and put it in your window, like youngsters living in a street in Acton, West London. Include the project in home schooling.
- YOU might want to create a picture of your favourite pet or an animal you have seen when you are out and about.
- YOU can also do a sculpture, or create a model, knit an animal or make one out of material. Put it in your window or on your balcony, garden or forecourt.
- OR let your imagination run riot and create an animal, insect, bird or fish the world has never seen.
- You could also team up – safely under Covid rules – with your neighbours and make a joint artwork. Or even recruit the whole street.
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