Albarn Joins Art Prize Jury

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

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