The Blank Canvas competition is a commission for a highly visible 18m wall within the London office building. The winner of this commission wins a £3,000 prize, a £1,000 materials budget and guidance from a professional artist during fabrication, in addition to the pro bono legal support and mentoring from Clyde & Co staff.
2016/17 winner is Ivy Chan, a graduate from Chelsea College of Arts, with ‘Eleven Ways of Sitting’, hand stitching on digitally printed inkjet photographs, mounted of birch face ply 11 x 95 x 95 x 2.1cm
The Blank Canvas wall, 18m in length, forms one side of a main thoroughfare leading from the Knowledge Centre to the Auditorium and Restaurant. This national project provides students with an opportunity to understand, and to participate, in a commissioning process. For the first time the students are presented with the challenge and discipline of adhering to the constraints of a materials budget, proposing a design that will work within the space, considering the logistics of installation and meeting a deadline.
The final shortlist of four undergraduates are invited to the London office to present their submissions to the Clyde & Co Art Committee. The winning submission is awarded a £3,000 prize together with a materials budget of £1,000. The winning work remains in situ for one year.