Sunday, December 21, 1997 Published at 16:49 GMT
Hirst and Hockney in talks over Millennium Dome
The Millennium Dome will be split into 12 sections, each with a different topic
Two of Britian's most famous artists may contribute works to the Millennium Dome exhibition in Greenwich, London.
David Hockney and Damien Hirst are currently in discussions about the project, which is costing £750m.
The New Millennium Experience (NME) - the Government-owned company responsible for the project - confirmed further details about the contents of the Dome in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.
One exhibit will apparently feature a 30ft steel ball drawn to earth by a giant magnet.
The article is based on a July interview with Stephen Bayley, the exhibition's creative director.
The plans have changed since then and an NME spokesman, Gez Sagar, was able to reveal further details on Sunday.
"Things have moved on since Mr Bayley gave this interview," he said. "There will be Union Jacks in the Dome and there will be exhibits about British history."
But in radio interviews on Sunday, Mr Bayley was not giving much away.
Everything was still very fluid, he said, though he did confirm that David Hockney was involved, and that the interior of the Dome would be divided into as many as 12 segments, each devoted to a different topic.