2012: You Inspire Me...
Bradford Museums and Galleries are very proud to present the Official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Prints. Chris Ofili, Martin Creed, Rachel Whiteread and Tracey Emin are included in this set of 10 limited edition prints. Each image is a distinct interpretation of either the Olympic or Paralympic Games by the artists, with the diversity of the series demonstrating the creative talent that exists within the UK. The images will be part of a high profile-campaign to promote the London 2012 Games. The official posters of the Games have become a special celebration of the meeting of art and sport over the last 100 years.
Olympic Posters: Pop and Publicity
The 1972 Munich Olympic Games was one of the most publicised and iconic Olympics for branding and design. They were intended to be the ‘Happy Games’, sadly conflict stole the headlines as 11 Israeli athletes were held hostage in the Olympic village. Despite this, Art Posters were created for promotion by mostly Pop Artists including Allen Jones, David Hockney, R.B.Kitaj and Tom Wesslemann. Twenty Two posters by internationally acclaimed artists represent the sporting events, spirit and celebrate the pride of the games. A touring exhibition from Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage.
Framing Olympic Innovation runs alongside until Saturday 21 July in the Studio. This display will feature photography, illustration and graphics from Bradford School of Arts & Media’s students reflecting on the local impact of the 2012 Olympics. It also features portraits of the Olympians and sporting experts who inspired the student work by showing their medals, sharing their stories and experiences. It tells the key role taken by former College students in Games past and present, and shows superb images from the Olympic and Paralympic Games taken by multi award winning sports photographer and former College student, Gareth Copley.
- Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2012 - Sat, 6 Oct 2012
- Location: Bradford 1 Gallery
- Type: Exhibition