Restaurant in sculpture call to area’s budding young artists

From left: Daniel Stephenson, Lisburn (9), Grace McKay, Dromara (11) ) Georgia Rooney-Reid, Lisburn (4) Anthony and Bronagh Campbell, Owners of Beef and Bird Restaurant.
From left: Daniel Stephenson, Lisburn (9), Grace McKay, Dromara (11) ) Georgia Rooney-Reid, Lisburn (4) Anthony and Bronagh Campbell, Owners of Beef and Bird Restaurant.

Lisburn’s budding young artists are being called upon to help design two trademark sculptures for a newly opened Lisburn restaurant.

Beef and Bird wants the city’s artists-in-the-making to work some animal magic into the design for life-size cow and chicken sculptures destined for display outside the Lisburn Leisure Park restaurant.

The chosen designs will be professionally transferred onto the currently blank sculptures, which will include plaques bearing the names of the winning artists .

Also up for grabs is a Beef and Bird party for the winners and up to nine friends, while the second-place prize prize is a Beef and Bird goody bag and third place wins a Beef and Bird T-shirt and baseball cap.

The competition is open to all children under the age of 11.

In an appeal to young would-be artists locally, Beef and Bird owner Bronagh Campbell, said: “If you look at the interior of Beef and Bird you’ll quickly see that we created a space that allowed us to express ourselves in creative ways; from our scrabble boards and play areas to quirky fixtures.

“There was no set formula; we want to work and eat in a space that inspires.

“Our sculptures will eventually become integral pieces to the entire feel of the restaurant.

“We hope to receive wacky, vibrant and downright fun submissions to be professionally transferred onto the sculptures.

“We can’t wait to see who the winners are and what new funky designs our cow and chicken will be rocking.”

To enter the competition, collect an entry form and colouring-in stencil from the Beef and Bird restaurant, Lisburn Leisure Park.

Alternatively, download a copy from the restaurant’s website.

Submit entries by post or in-store before Wednesday, June 15.

For more information on the Beef and Bird Children’s Colouring Competition visit www.beefandbird.co.uk or call 028 9260 7306.