2 August 2012

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Banksy Lays Low As Olympic Street Art Goes Underground

Where are the new Banksy pieces? The media has been a buzz since the artist displayed two new photographs of graffiti that he created specifically in relation to the Olympics. A search around the web brings up nothing more than a few vague speculations about the location of his latest work and a fury of […]

14 April 2012

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Stella McCartney Team GB Sweatshop Scandal

Allegations that the GB kits designed by Stella McCartney are being manufactured by exploited Indonesian workforce  The implications of such accusations made in relation to the factories contracted by Adidas have broad implications, deeply undermining the rhetoric of Olympics bosses that London 2012 will be the most ethical ever. These allegations spring from the results […]

3 April 2012

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NPG Olympic Portrait Exhibition Opens In Cardiff

Over 30 new photographic portraits of top athletes and key figures involved in the staging of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, are now on display in Cardiff Bay The printed panels on large specially-designed outdoor pods can be seen next to Cardiff Bay’s Wales Millennium Centre from today until 27 May 2012. […]

23 March 2012

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Stella McCartney Reveals ‘Untraditional’ Team GB Olympic Kit

Stella McCartney and Adidas have unveiled ‘untraditionally British’ designs for the 2012 Team GB Olympic kit The new kit deploys the motif of the Union flag, with a dark indigo colour scheme offset with red shoes.  McCartney, Team GB creative director at Adidas, said the new kit was designed to bring the athletes under one […]

13 March 2012

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Stockhausen Opera With Helicopters For London 2012 Festival

London 2012 Festival announces world premier of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht opera, featuring musicians playing from helicopters that hover above concert hall ‘This is a huge day for us at the London 2012 Festival’, says Director Ruth Mackenzie, upon the announcement of the world premiere of Stockhausen’s Mittwoch aus Licht – the climax of his […]

29 February 2012

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National Portrait Gallery Unveils Olympics Photo Exhibition

NPG launch Road to 2012: Aiming High – a photography project documenting preparations for London 2012, which will culminate in a major exhibition from 19 July to 23 September 2012 New portraits of gymnast Beth Tweddle, talented young sprinter Jodie Williams and Jan Matthews, who is responsible for the world’s largest peacetime catering operation, were released today to launch Road […]

24 February 2012

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Mark Ronson and Katy B Unveil Olympics Street Art

Mark Ronson And Katy B have unveiled a piece of street art for the Olympics Grammy award-winning producer Mark Ronson has unveiled a 25 metre-long piece of street art in the shadow of London’s 2012 Olympic Stadium. The so-called ‘Beat Wall’ in Hackney, east London, is part of a campaign to inspire young people to […]

23 February 2012

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Frieze Given Olympics Cash For Public Art

Olympics commissions Frieze – purveyor of one of the world’s most important art fairs – to fill London with public artwords for the duration of the Games Frieze have received a grant by the Olympics to populate six east London boroughs with public artworks for the duration of the Games. This project will be called […]

26 January 2012

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British Airways Commission Tracey Emin To Create Olympic Aircraft

Tracey Emin and Pascal Anson are working with British Airways to create Olympic-themed aircraft Turner Prize nominated artist Artist Tracey Emin is working with British Airways on making-over their aircraft for the Olympics. Her design will be called ‘The Dove’ and will be emblazoned across BA planes to celebrate London 2012 Tracey Emin has already […]

20 January 2012

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Olympic Medal Designer Dies

Dugald Stermer, the artist who designed the Olympic medals for the 1984 Los Angeles games, has died at the age of 74 Dugald Stermer is the artist best known for his celebrated redesign of the Olympic medals. His designs saw greater depth and definition added to the figure of Lady Liberty on the front of […]

18 January 2012

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London Art Fair Reveals Market Optimism

London Art Fair survey reveals gallery optimism for 2012, with gallerists convinced collectors collect for love of art irrespective of economic climate A survey of leading galleries undertaken by the London Art Fair has revealed considerable optimism for the future of the art market, despite general doom and gloom about the economy. So, while 76% […]

11 January 2012

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Olympic Project Brings Art To Bus Stops

Bus Tops commissions nine artists to display digital work on the top of bus stops Bus stops are to become gallery spaces with Bus Tops, a UK-wide digital art project that will see art displayed on the top of bus shelters, only visible from the tops decks of double-decker buses. The project is funded by […]