Discover Base - Artwork Competition


A place where history will be made: Base

Calling all local artists, schools, community groups and Manchester enthusiasts - what do you think of when you think about Manchester's discoveries, technologies or material science?

UPDATE: Competition Submission Deadline Extended Until June 2020 - all are welcome to submit a design. We will be showcasing all submissions online. 

Opening in 2021, Base will be a place where history is made. The current redevelopment will be a home for computer engineering, energy technology, light manufacturing and materials science businesses.

We're inviting all local community groups, schools and artists to submit a design concept to sit on the hoarding around the Base site on Greenheys Lane. The winning artwork will also be displayed in The Whitworth Art Gallery in May 2020. 

We want to know... What do you think about when you think of Manchester's discoveries, technologies or material science?

Whether a drawing, a concept, an idea or an art piece we want to celebrate Manchester, its discoveries and communities.

Take a look at the design brief pack here. 

For any questions or to submit, email us on

Key Timings:

January 13th 2020: Submissions open. 

June 2020: Submissions close [DEADLINE EXTENDED]