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 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.

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