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Article from BTNews 22 AUGUST 2011

Olympic exhibition for Heathrow

A life-size wireframe study of Olympic diver Tom Daley is amongst 11 sculptures on display at Heathrow Terminal 5 in an exclusive preview exhibition celebrating the upcoming 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

‘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 30 September as part of the airport’s expo programme.

In addition to Tom Daley, the exhibition also showcases a wireframe sculpture of sprinter Jason Gardener and 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.

Art at the Edge, a community interest company based in Bath, will also launch a competition at the end of August for up and coming British artists to design a final bronze sculpture for the collection.  Each artwork is available for purchase with profits donated to The Youth Sport Trust and Paralympics charities that encourage disabled and disadvantaged young people to become engaged in sport. www.artattheedge.org

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