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Schoolchildren have been given the chance to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of Lord’s by entering a competition to have artwork displayed as part of a mural at the Ground.
Lord’s have joined forces with acclaimed artist and Garrick Prize winner Darren Baker, whose work will feature alongside the winning entries. Baker is well known for being the Royal portrait artist, where he has painted Her Majesty the Queen, and he has also painted David Beckham and Andrew Flintoff.
He was appointed the BT Olympic and Paralympic artist in 2012, as well he is currently the official artist of the Professional Footballers' Association.
Darren Baker's work
The competition, ‘Howzart!’, is open to pupils in Key Stages 2, 3 or 4 and invites them to submit A4 pieces of artwork inspired by Lord’s – anything from a cricket bat and ball to the iconic J.P. Morgan Media Centre.
The mural will be officially unveiled at the MCC v Rest of the World match on Saturday 5 July, and winning entries will receive an invitation to the unveiling, as well as tickets to the match.
Prize winners will also be invited to contribute to the painting of the mural, where they transfer their artwork to the mural itself.
Schools within the Westminster tri-borough area will also be given the chance to win either a school assembly with Darren Baker or a workshop at Lord’s.
The programme is sponsored by Great Art. Great Art is a keen supporter of art events and competitions across the UK, particularly those that offer a chance to contribute towards inspiring young artists.
Howzart! Become part of the fabric at Lord's