THE RUNNERS UP
We received so many incredible entries that we thought we would take the opportunity to talk to a few of the artist's that narrowly missed out on the main prize. After all, it's not all about winning, right?
WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE ON A WALL
To get a handle on the general leaning of the London art student population’s tastes on the subject of public art we sent someone off to ask them questions. There was a lot of vitriol, quite a lot of ill informed art lovers, and a worrying number of Banksy fans. Still – one can’t argue with ‘the people’.
Vice: What’s your least favourite type of public art?
Clare Trembath: Umm, portraiture.
Unless it’s done with a kinda edge, I think you could just take a photo, it doesn’t really show more of the person than their physical appearance.
Ben will be on the judging panel as well as being responsible for the considerable task of transferring your idea from the inside of your head to the side of a building in his role as curator. Ben is an established and critically acclaimed designer, writer, photographer and publisher. Ben teaches at the University of the Arts and Southampton as well as having been hailed by Grafik Magazine as one of the Designers of the Year in its 2007 talent round-up, and is regularly featured in the design press. Basically, Ben is extremely well equipped to help and mentor you from the tiny seed of a concept to the big, bushy realised branch of a complete idea.