The O2 Academy in Glasgow has organised an art competition to mark the gig venue’s 10th anniversary (and we know that Jockrock readers are all very talented, whether it’s in music, art, coding, or accountancy in the case of some of our older readers).
So, the competition aims to give budding artists the chance to have their work displayed at the southside venue.
A judging panel including Alex Kapranos out of Franz Ferdinand will make the final decision on which of the entries gets the top prizes of £1,000 plus gig tickets.
The competition is open to up-and-coming illustrators, designers and graffiti artists, charged with creating an original sketch, painting, illustration or digital piece of art “worthy of being permanently displayed” inside the O2 Academy.
There will also be a People’s Choice award, which will see the artist with the highest number of public votes also receive a £500 prize and a pair of tickets to the gig of their choice.
The opportunity is open to all UK residents and the entries will close on 30th July.
Alex Kapranos, lead singer and guitarist with Franz Ferdinand said:
“Glasgow has always been a fertile place for art and music. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes through in this project and am happy to have been asked for my support.” The band played the venue as part of a 4-band NME tour not long after ‘Darts of Pleasure’ was released.