To design a real life compact disc cover for a compilation ranging from Oasis, Pulp and Underworld to Courtney Pine and Manic Street Preachers must have been a dream brief for art and design students. Mercury Communications set up the new national competition called Art & Music which will take place annually. The winner is fine art student Katherine Sedgley of the University of Central England. Extravaganza, her concept, was chosen from 300 entries. It will join 35 finalists in an exhibition being held at The Gallery In Cork Street, London until 24 August. The album will feature one song from each shortlisted album for this year’s Mercury Music Prize and goes on sale from 19 August.

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