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You’d better get crafty as there are just four days left to enter The Sun’s Great Big Art Exhibition

WHERE art thou? It’s not too late to enter our brilliant Sun competition to turn homes into mini art galleries.

You have four days to create an artwork of any animal – a painting, sculpture, maybe a model – and display it in a window so everyone can see it.

It’s not too late to enter our brilliant Great Big Art Exhibition - here Gavin Hall, nine, from Hebburn, South Tyneside, made a Godzilla model out of clay

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It’s not too late to enter our brilliant Great Big Art Exhibition – here Gavin Hall, nine, from Hebburn, South Tyneside, made a Godzilla model out of clay
Thomas Smith, six, of Matlock, with his collage of Fluffy the Fox

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Thomas Smith, six, of Matlock, with his collage of Fluffy the Fox
Sophie Gilbert, six, with her cat and chicken drawings and Henry, eight, with his penguin at their home in Ashtead, Surrey

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Sophie Gilbert, six, with her cat and chicken drawings and Henry, eight, with his penguin at their home in Ashtead, Surrey

Take a photo of your art and upload it to The Sun by midnight on Friday and you could win a model dog made by world-famous Angel Of The North artist Sir Antony Gormley.

Our Great Big Art Exhibition competition is open to everyone in the UK – whatever your age – and we have already had masses of entries like the selection pictured here.

Emma James, five, used pieces of building toy Kid K’nex to make a dinosaur she put in the garden of her family’s home in Highworth, Wilts.

George Telford, a retired Rolls-Royce car worker from Nantwich, Cheshire, did a beautiful painting of an owl.

He said: “I’m pleased there is no age limit as I am 89.

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Take a photo of your art and upload it to The Sun by midnight on Friday and you could win a model dog made by world-famous artist Sir Antony Gormley

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Take a photo of your art and upload it to The Sun by midnight on Friday and you could win a model dog made by world-famous artist Sir Antony GormleyCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd
An owl painted by George Telford, 89, from Nantwich

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An owl painted by George Telford, 89, from Nantwich
Aurora Lizarraga and her stegosaurus picture in the style of artist Mondrian

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Aurora Lizarraga and her stegosaurus picture in the style of artist Mondrian
Horse made from recycling by Louie Elwart, nine, of Halestown, West Mids

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Horse made from recycling by Louie Elwart, nine, of Halestown, West Mids
Emma Fravigar was inspired by the parrots outside her window

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Emma Fravigar was inspired by the parrots outside her window

Antony’s tips for artists

  • THE Great Big Art Exhibition is open to children and adults – there is no age limit.
  • SEE firstsite.uk, where you can download a brilliant workbook packed with ideas. The site also features lots more information on the exhibition.
  • YOU can do a painting and put it in your window, like youngsters living in a street in Acton, West London. Include the project in home schooling.
  • YOU might want to create a picture of your favourite pet or an animal you have seen when you are out and about.
  • YOU can also do a sculpture, or create a model, knit an animal or make one out of material. Put it in your window or on your balcony, garden or forecourt.
  • OR let your imagination run riot and create an animal, insect, bird or fish the world has never seen.
  • You could also team up – safely under Covid rules – with your neighbours and make a joint artwork. Or even recruit the whole street.

“I have been in isolation because of that damn virus for the past eight months. I like to paint owls.”

Like Angel Nicholson, 25, of Hillingdon, West London, you could create something from fantasy.

Angel said: “I used my love for cats and my imagination to create a cat/unicorn.”

Toby Weaver, six, from Hindley, Wigan, created his own colourful animal to cheer people up

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Toby Weaver, six, from Hindley, Wigan, created his own colourful animal to cheer people up
A dinosaur made out of Kid K’nex by Emma James, five, of Highworth, Wilts

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A dinosaur made out of Kid K’nex by Emma James, five, of Highworth, Wilts
Angel Nicholson, 25, of West London used pencils and pastels for her unicorn cat

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Angel Nicholson, 25, of West London used pencils and pastels for her unicorn cat

HOW TO ENTER

Upload a photo of your art at thesun.co.uk/art.

The competition is open to all ages and there is no limit on how many times you enter.

Leave your name, age if you are under 18, address and a contact number and tell us a bit about your artwork.

If under 16, leave an adult’s contact details. Our judges will choose a selection to be published in The Sun and on Sun Online.

From that shortlist, our panel will choose a winner. The judges’ decision is final.

  • Terms and conditions apply.
Sir Antony Gormley urges Sun readers to get creative in lockdown with The Great Big Art Exhibition

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