Calling all creatives for Student Art competition

The Lanchester Interactive Archive is running the Lanchester Student Art competition for Coventry University students. This is a great way to get involved if you are an artistic, creative individual looking to branch out. They are looking for a piece of art produced by Coventry University students inspired by Frederick Lanchester’s life. The archive will go on display as part of the project. There will be a chance to win £250 and be exhibited as part of the ongoing project.

Here is what you need to know:

  • The Lanchester Interactive Archive is a Heritage Lottery Funded Project within the University which aims to digitise Frederick Lanchester.
  • Fred was an engineer who built the first all British car in 1895 as well as creating over 200 patents for objects including aircraft, sound recording equipment, aircraft carriers, armoured cars and more. On top of these incredible things, he was also involved in the development of car manufacturing in Coventry and his company eventually became part of Jaguar cars.
  • The archive aims to raise the profile of his achievements among the wider community. This involves the discovery space in the Library, named after Fred which is open to all students through the week.

The Competition: 

  • The competition can be done individually or in groups.
  • The piece of art will be displayed as part of the Lanchester Interactive Archive.
  • It will help the discovery space become more widely known across the University and City and encourage the legacy to continue.
  • You can make a film, a sculpture, record a podcast or produce a piece of visual art inspired by Fred’s drawings.

The Deadline: 

The Deadline is on 14th January, so you have a month and a half to complete this, including Christmas break. The winner will be announced the next day, so not long to wait at all.

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