Urbis unveils Diesel Wall design

The winning entry to the Diesel Wall 2008 giant artwork competition was unveiled yesterday, at the Urbis gallery in Manchester.

Suck, by artist and designer Tim Hensal from High Peak in Derbyshire, covers almost one side of the architecture and design exhibition centre in Manchester’s Cathedral Gardens.

It is constructed of hundreds of panels of silver, self-adhesive vinyl covering an area of 29m x 18m. Suck beat entries including paintings, photographs, video installations, sculptural and text-based entries from all over the world.

This is the first time that the UK has hosted the competition, which aims to give exposure to the work of young artists and designers.

The judging panel for Diesel Wall 2008 included graphic designer Peter Saville.

The competition is also held annually on buildings in Barcelona, New York and Zurich.

Suck will be on display throughout June.

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