Published: 26/11/2008 00:00 - Updated: 14/02/2013 11:05

Ten make shortlist for dino's design


Ten colourful designs have been shortlisted to give a dinosaur a pre-historic paint job.

The finalists of a competition to help give the Peartree Bridge Triceratops a new lease of life have been drawn.

The fading dinosaur at Peartree BridgeOver 200 children entered the contest by colouring in an outline of the dinosaur, which was run by MK NEWS in September.

The Jurassic Colouring Competition was organised by Woughton Parish Council, city arts charity Inter-Action MK and the Milton Keynes Council of Voluntary Organisations (MKCVO) to redesign the work of art's paint job.

The designs were displayed in a community exhibition at Inter- Action MK on Saturday, September 27 where people voted for the winner.

The winning design will be kept secret until the unveiling of the dinosaur in its new colours in spring of next year.

Sharon Paulger, of Inter-Action MK, said: "Repainting the dinosaur has really captured the imagination of people in Milton Keynes and we were inundated with designs.

One of the colourful shortlisted designs to repaint it"The short-list and winning design has been chosen by public vote and this was a great way to ensure that local people had a say in their dinosaur."

The winning designer will be invited to join the artists on the day they paint the dinosaur and will win a family rail ticket to London to visit the natural history museum The concrete dinosaur was sculpted in 1979 by the late artist Bill Billings who died aged 69 after suffering a heart attack on Boxing Day.

When building the dinosaur he slept in its belly to stop any unwanted attention from curious youngsters.

Bill started making play sculptures for children at Netherfield in 1974 and in 2000 he received an MBE for his work as an inspiring artist working with communities.

■ To see all of the short-listed designs visit .

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