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Call for young Glasgow artists to take part in Junk Art Challenge

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Young Glasgow artists are being called to part in a 'Junk Art Challenge'.

The ambitious project invites youngsters to design three sculptures made entirely of recycled materials.

The sculptures will then be showcased at the Year of Young People 2018 space at GO LIVE! at the Green during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

The program, which has been launched by Young Scot, calls for artists from across the city, between the ages of 11 and 25, to create thought-provoking sculpture designs that explore young people’s passion for sustainability including reducing plastic waste and improving recycling in Scotland.

The winning three ideas will be brought to life with help from members of the public of all ages at GO LIVE on the Green.

The activity is part of the young people’s area at GO LIVE! at the Green which will be themed around Year of Young People 2018. During the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, the area will shine a light on young people’s ideas and talents through a series of fun and intergenerational activity.

Supported by the Scottish Government, Young Scot will host the YoYP 2018 area at GO LIVE! at the Green from 2-12 August.

The three sculptures will be on display at Glasgow Green throughout the Glasgow 2018 European Championships before visiting key locations in Scotland to promote young people’s ideas and talents across the country, including the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards in November.

Louise Macdonald, chief executive of Young Scot said: "The Junk Art Challenge is one of our most ambitious art projects to date.

"As parts of the Year of Young People 2018, we’re calling on Glasgow’s young artists to showcase their creativity and inspire young people to see recycling and sustainability in a whole new light.

"Everyone is welcome to visit Go Live at the Green and help young people bring their amazing ideas to life.”

Artists wanting to take part are encouraged to visit young.scot/yoyp2018 for details and to enter. Participants have until July 26 to enter. 


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