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Five days left to become the Banksy of Banham Zoo




The Zoological Society of East Anglia is running a competition to find the perfect street artist who can theme their, as yet unnamed, learning and celebration area at Banham Zoo.

Judging the competition will be Martin Rowson, multi-award winning cartoonist, illustrator, writer, graphic novelist, broadcaster, and poet.

Martin’s work appears regularly in numerous UK newspapers and magazines including The Guardian.

Martin Rowson will judge the competition. Picture supplied by Martin Rowson
Martin Rowson will judge the competition. Picture supplied by Martin Rowson

The area at Banham Zoo is located within the primate zone of the zoo adjacent to the habitat where our awesome Gelada baboons live, and features large viewing windows.

Gelada baboons in the wild are found only in the highlands of Ethiopia and Eritrea with the majority in areas of the Semien Mountains National Park in Ethiopia.

The theme of the room, measuring 9 metres long by 3 metres wide and with fantastic height available is a great blank canvas which, whilst creating a fun environment, should be centred around people getting closer connected to nature.

Gelada Baboon. Picture: Liam Austin, ZSEA volunteer photographer
Gelada Baboon. Picture: Liam Austin, ZSEA volunteer photographer

If you are a budding artist interested in making your mark at the zoo, please apply by

emailing martin.dupee@zsea.org enclosing the concept ideas and sketches of your

proposed artwork.

The competition closes on September 30 2019.

Entry terms:

1) ZSEA will supply all materials required to complete the project to the value of

up to £500.00

2) The winner of the competition agrees to publicity of their work through local

and national media providers

3) Ownership of all original artwork is transferred to ZSEA albeit the artist retains

every right to acknowledgement and necessary credit for the work

4) ZSEA and the artist will agree timescales for delivery of the project and due

access will be provided, during normal zoo opening hours

5) ZSEA will have the right to remove the artwork after 3 years



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