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Brighten Scotland competition launched

September 29 2011

Brighten Scotland competition launched
A competition has been launched to give the public a chance to nominate prominent, publically owned, metal structures for refurbishment and protection from the ravages of rust.

Brighten Scotland is seeking one winning structure -  be it a play park, street furniture, civic installation or piece of public art - to be refurbished, coloured and protected from the elements.

Highland Galvanizers & Colour Coaters, specialists in the hot dip process of metal protection, are sponsoring the competition as part of their long running campaign to improve the appearance of our public spaces.

All 32 local authorities in Scotland are also being invited to nominate metal structures suffering from erosion for a free dip in Highland’s zinc baths.

Urban Realm editor John Glenday is teaming up with artist Andy Scott and Dave Heflin, UK & Ireland head of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings and Cromadex, to judge the competition.


#1 Posted by Brian on 30 Sep 2011 at 13:25 PM
No! No! No! No! No!
Spare me another reindeer; horse; angel; kelpie armature. Sorry Mr Scott. But if we're talking 'public art' let's have a cacophony of ideas & suggestions & examples & ... carbuncles even! An Anish Kapoor "Cloud Gate" or a Ghery inspired "Chiat/Day" binocular. It's a cornucopia of art we desire, not a Meccano inspired explosion of giant .... bits!
Now where did I put my nuts?
Frank Lloyd Wright
#2 Posted by Frank Lloyd Wright on 30 Sep 2011 at 15:04 PM
They could do a horse in a Mackintosh theme. Heaven!

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