An exclusive preview exhibition celebrating the upcoming 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games has opened at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport.
Among eleven sculptures on display are lifesize wireframe studies of Olympic diver Tom Daley, and sprinter Jason Gardener. There are also eight bronze maquettes of athletes by artists including Paul Day, John Buckley, Hamish Black, Judy Boyt, Steve Dilworth, Jilly Sutton, Alan Dun and Suzie Zamit.
‘Sculpture and Sport: A Celebration For 2012’ comprises feature pieces from a collection of 30 life-size works, specially commissioned by Art At The Edge and created by established British sculptors.
The pieces, each of which interprets a different Olympic or Paralympic sport, will be on display in Terminal 5 Departures until September 30th as part of the airport’s expo programme.
In 2012, the entire collection will be displayed in galleries and public spaces across the country, including the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and as a city-wide sculpture trail in the City of Bath. During the Games themselves the collection of bronzes will be exhibited at the Oxo Tower Gallery on London’s Southbank.