Blur frontman Damon Albarn has been named as one of the judging panel for the SAATCHI GALLERY ART AWARD.

The TENDER singer - who is also the driving force behind dance outfit GORILLAZ - will join British artist Tracey Emin, actor Stephen Fry, TV presenter Mariella Frostrup and celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, the wife of gallery owner CHARLES SAATCHI, on the panel.

The competition - which is open to all schools which have visited the gallery on London's South Bank - offers the winners prize money of $12,750 (GBP7,500) for its art department and the top student will be presented with a state-of-the-art computer.

Also, the winning project will be displayed alongside the gallery's main collection - which includes work by Emin and controversial artist Damien Hirst.

19/12/2003 09:22