Olympic 2012 Recycled

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Olympic 2012 Recycled

As a legacy of the Olympic Games, the Olympic Torch Relay and Paralympic Flame coming to St Albans in 2012, we invited 5 schools to create exciting artwork with the official materials, to not only promote recycling, but use the inspiration and memories of the Olympics.  Working with 5 artists, we transformed the branded banners and bunting into innovative artworks, ensuring that the materials were 100% recycled with 410 children attending the workshops. This culminated in a celebratory launch at Fleetville Junior School in June with 200 children, where the finished pieces were showcased with The Mayor, Councillor Annie Brewster sharing their achievements.  


Mayor with studentsAdditionally, in January we launched a ‘Turbo Project’ with 20 Contemporary Applied Arts students from the University of Hertfordshire, who were challenged to produce  design boards and a professionally, recycled structure in 3 weeks, again using the same branded materials.  Students presented their work to a judging panel and as an incentive; we offered a cash prize for the winners.  This body of work was subsequently displayed at Trestle Arts Base Gallery Café in June and then moved to The Colonnade at Verulamium Museum in July, where the exhibition was opened by The Mayor, with 2600 people viewing the artwork.


For further details contact Chris Blanch on:  chris.blanch@leisureconnection.co.uk
Date of last review: 10 March 2014