ARTISTS are being urged to take part in a competition to create two large-scale pieces of work for an innovation centre.

The centre, in Knowledge Gateway, is working with Creative Colchester to commission the artwork.

It will be placed in the centre’s co-working space and communal area.

Artists can win a share of £3,000 as part of the competition.

The successful artists will be selected by a panel of judges with close ties to the Colchester creative, tech and art scene.

These include Oxford Innovation, Firstsite, Essex County Council and the University of Essex.

The centre said the artworks created “should reflect the forward-thinking and innovative approach of the space”.

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