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Which artist do you want to see on the new £20 note?


The Bank of England is set to change the design of the £20 note to feature a "visual artist", and they're letting you decided who fits the bill.

Due to enter circulation in the next three to five years, the new note will replace the current design that features economist Adam Smith (don't worry, we'd forgotten who he was as well).

The public have until 19 July to nominate any British artist, including artists, sculptors, printmakers, designers, craftspeople, ceramicists, architects, fashion designers, photographers and filmmakers - with the governor of the Bank Mark Carney adding the important caveat that they must be "beyond the grave." 

Speaking at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, Carney said people should consider artists "beyond the most obvious and most famous".

"There are a wealth of individuals within the field of visual arts whose work shaped British thought, innovation, leadership, values and society and who continue to inspire people today," he said.

A committee of artistic experts and financial figures chaired by the Bank's deputy governor Ben Broadbent will then reduce the selections to a group of three to five figures, before Mr Carney announces the final decision in Spring 2016.

We've assembled our own favourite artists for you to pick between. Who do you want to see replace Smith?



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