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Alexander Thomson non-digital drawing competition launched

January 7 2016

Alexander Thomson non-digital drawing competition launched
The Glasgow Institute of Architects have launched its triennial Alexander Thomson Scholarship A5 drawing competition to create a portrait based on the theme of ‘Detail’.

Entries are invited from any UK architect aged 30 and under using a non-digital medium such as ink, pencil, watercolour or oil with a £1,200 prize up for grabs to the entry deemed to be the best by a panel of GIA judges.

Any method of representation is accepted such as abstract, sketch or technical with a closing date for entries set for midday on 15 February.

All entries should be sent to the GIA AGT Scholarship, c/o ICA Architects, 20 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LG.

An exhibition of all entries will then be held in Glasgow during March.


Big Chantelle
#1 Posted by Big Chantelle on 7 Jan 2016 at 22:21 PM
Ah, Alexander Thomson -- a real architect! Back when buildings wur beautiful; carved out ae stone,proportioned an considered and aw that.

Let's see if wee Wyclef can drag his arse away fae the Zaha Hadideedy-esque-parametriccy-archi-nonsense and erm, actually draw somethin.

Cyril Sneer
#2 Posted by Cyril Sneer on 8 Jan 2016 at 09:42 AM
More pointless self-absorbed nonsense from the GIA. Well done.
D to the R
#3 Posted by D to the R on 8 Jan 2016 at 12:22 PM
In memory of the great Tony H ?
#4 Posted by Annoymus on 8 Jan 2016 at 21:58 PM
Are the GIA scared of change? Afraid of what could be achieved if you could combine digital mediums and traditional mediums.
#5 Posted by Fraser on 9 Jan 2016 at 17:25 PM
What is so wrong with promoting architectural expression? Computers obviously have there place, and it would be nice to see this competition open up to digital mediums, but it shouldn't be slandered. Also wining £1200 isn't so bad either!

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