Following a major project engaging with the Olympics, Bradford School of Arts & Media presents Framing Olympic Innovation, an innovative exhibition celebrating local links, legacy and international aspirations to London 2012.
Framing Olympic Innovation comprises original work by students, staff and alumni and tells the key role taken by former College students in Games past and present.
Our students have produced photography, illustration and graphics reflecting on the local impact of the 2012 Olympics. Our staff have taken portraits of the Olympians and sporting experts who inspired the student work by showing their medals, sharing their stories and experiences. A number of these were former students of Bradford College, for instance, Olympic medallist Yvonne McGregor and film director Daryl Goodrich, whose first Olympic film Sport At Heart set us on track to host the Olympics, while his second film, Inspiration, was shown by Lord Coe in Singapore in the final presentation which secured the Games for London. You can see both these films and discover more about our local Olympic connections to be proud of, for instance, our former student, Darren Baker, who is the official artist of London 2012, and who kindly judged the prize winners in our student competition. You can also see a selection of superb images taken at the Olympic and Paralympic Games by multi award winning sports photographer, Gareth Copley, another of our alumni.
You are invited to the Opening on Saturday 23rd June from 2pm until 4pm. Trevor Griffiths, Head of Photography & Director of Projects & Innovation at Bradford College, will be introducing the exhibition. You can also see the Bradford Museums & Art Galleries exhibitions 2012: You Inspire Me… and Olympic Posters: Pop & Publicity which run in the adjacent gallery.
Exhibition runs from 22nd June until 21st July
Venue: The Studio, Gallery One Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1SD.
Gallery One is open from 11am until 6pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; from 11am until 8pm on Thursdays and from 12pm until 5pm on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays and Mondays. However, there is an exceptional Sunday opening from 2pm until 4pm on 24th June to coincide with the Olympic Torch relay crossing Centenary Square and the opening of Personal Best at Impressions, a photography exhibition charting young Olympic and Paralympic athletes by Paul Floyd Blake, yet another of our alumni.
We are also holding a Photography Workshop for Positive Bradford Day
In the adjacent Gallery One we are holding drop in sessions to learn techniques and have a go at still life photography on the themes of healthy living and sport with Bradford College Photography students. Please come along from 12 until 3pm on Friday 22nd June.
For any further information about the exhibition or workshop please telephone 01274 433327 or email email@example.com