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The Olympics Drawn: London 2012

Farthing, Stephen and O'Hara, Joanne (2014) The Olympics Drawn: London 2012. [Show/Exhibition]

Type of Research: Show/Exhibition
Creators: Farthing, Stephen and O'Hara, Joanne

An Exhibition and Catalogue, curated by Professor Stephen Farthing and Dr Joanne O'Hara.

The Olympics Drawn: London 2012 tells the story of the conception, production and implementation of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, through the medium of drawing.

Showcasing drawings made by a variety of designers, practitioners and professionals who contributed to all aspects of delivery of the Games, the exhibition presents a truly multi-disciplinary collection of images. Thematic issues of place, performance, movement and iconicity feature alongside material exploring how the Games were planned; how the built environment was transformed; and how the Ceremonies were orchestrated.

The exhibition demonstrates the scope and scale of the events, from the enormous tasks of predicting crowd movements and organising athletes’ facilities, through to the design of Mary Poppins’ costume in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

A study afternoon (9 October 2014) preceded the opening of the exhibition and included a panel chaired by Angela Brew, with: Kevin Owens, former Design Principal for LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games); Joanne O’Hara, postdoctoral researcher and curator of the exhibition; Stephen Farthing, Rootstein Hopkins Professor of Drawing; and artist Tania Kovats.

Other Corporate or Group Contributors:
RoleOther Corporate or Group Contributors
DesignerWilkinson Eyre Architects
ArtistNick Suzlak, Architect, Arup
ChoreographerSteve Boyd
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Date: 9 October 2014
Funders: Rootstein Hopkins Foundation
Related Websites: http://events.arts.ac.uk/apex/EventFormPage?id=a0RD000000ADFB5MAP&book=true, http://events.arts.ac.uk/apex/EventFormPage?id=a0RD000000Aj4iAMAR&book=true, http://www.arts.ac.uk/wimbledon/events/wimbledon-space/past-exhibitions/olympics-drawn-london-2012/
Related Websites:
Related Publications: The Olympics Drawn Catalogue
Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Art, Merton Hall Road, London SW19 3QA10 October 201414 November 2014
Material/Media: Drawings
Date Deposited: 12 May 2015 09:20
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 22:04
Item ID: 7889
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/7889

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