Artists wanted for recycled junk challenge

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Aspiring young Kintyre artists are being challenged to design three sculptures made of recycled materials.

The three artists, who have until Thursday July 26 to enter initial ideas, will be given £1,000 to transform their designs into  sculptures at GO LIVE! at the Green.

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

The Junk Art Challenge, calls for artists to create thought-provoking sculpture designs that explore sustainability including reducing plastic waste and improving recycling in Scotland.

Artists aged 16-26 can use recycled, up-cycled and reclaimed materials for their sculpture to champion sustainability.

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

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 August 2-12.

The three sculptures will be on display at Glasgow Green throughout the Glasgow 2018 European Championships before visiting key Scottish locations.

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

More information is available at, searching @YOYP2018 #YOYP2018 on Twitter or by emailing

Demonstrating the type of junk which might be used are from left:
Fatima Bari , Rebecca Adams , Mairead Reid and Cadely Paton. NO_c28JunkArt01