Fancy yourself an art critic? The Lowry is after a reviewer.

Creative Tourist

To mark the mid-point of its photography show by Spencer Tunick, The Lowry has teamed up with Creative Tourist to find the best blog entry or review relating to the exhibition

There has been plenty written about Spencer Tunick’s Lowry show already (not least on this fair site), but now The Lowry want a fresh pair of blogging eyes on an exhibition that features 1,000 naked people snapped across some of Manchester’s most iconic (and not so iconic) locations – from Castlefield to the Concorde hangar at Manchester Airport.

The Lowry is looking for a 300-word review of the exhibition (which runs until 26 September). The winning writing will be published on The Lowry’s site as well as here on Creative Tourist. The winner also gets a bottle of bubbly, a copy of Philip Carr-Gomm’s book, A brief history of Nakedness (worth £19.95), plus the Everyday People DVD that documents Spencer’s installation in Salford and Manchester in May this year (worth £11.99). Oh yes, and the winner will be announced by the celebrated writer and psychologist Philip Carr-Gomm during The Naked Debate at The Lowry on 15 September (7pm).

Posts or reviews should be previously unpublished (although if you’ve already written something on your own blog that can still be entered), be a maximum of 300 words and, obviously, consist of your own, original writing. You can get some ideas here.

Entries should be submitted by email (either as a Word file or as a link to an online review) to Please write ‘Blog Competition’ in the subject line. Closing date for entries: 5pm, Friday 10 September 2010.

Everyday People: Spencer Tunick at The Lowry. Until 26 Sep. Free. Image: Everyday People: Spencer Tunick at The Lowry, courtesy the artist/The Lowry.

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