Give art a Viennese whirl

TIME is running out for budding artists to enter a competition to be in with a chance of winning a trip to a cultural capital.

The Vienna Tourist Board is appealing for the next Hartlepool or East Durham Monet or Banksy to enter its UK-wide hunt to unearth the next big artistic talent.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Klimt and to commemorate the world-renowned Viennese artist, the Vienna Tourist Board is searching for his 21st century successor.

Entrants must create a Klimt or Vienna-inspired masterpiece, using Klimt’s square dimensions as inspiration.

All submissions must be photographed and uploaded to www.vienna.info/klimtcontest by August 12.

The general public will then be able to vote for their favoured artwork through the site.

Those with the most votes will be short-listed for consideration by renowned street-art gallery owner Steve Lazarides, and leading Austrian curator, Sydney Odigan, who will select the winning piece.

The lucky winner will receive a weekend trip to Vienna for two.

For further details, visit www.wientourismus.codeon.at/en/klimt_illustrated