Wondering how the arts are playing out in the 2012 London Olympics? In here, I have recapitulated some of the arts activities that are presently taking place in London and on the Web!
Art in the Park
A programme of permanent art commissions have been integrated with the high-quality British architecture, design, construction and engineering of the Olympic Park, ranging from bridges and underpasses designed by artists, to planting schemes, security fences and large-scale facades. Integrating arts and culture into the Park’s public spaces are aimed to attract tourism. There’s a wide range of imaginative and inspiring art and culture installations across the Olympic Park.
Learn more here Download a publication summarising all Art in the Par
Artists Taking the Lead–Cultural Olympiad
The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad celebrates the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Since its inception in 2008, the Cultural Olympiad has featured special projects and programmes. See Artists Taking the Lead
Crafts for Children
In the spirit of the Olympics and in sharing the excitement of the games, numerous arts and crafts activities for children (and for some “big” children) are provided online. These activities are diverse such as colouring sheets, designing logos, and playing games. For instance, Art and Design activities include drawing, designing logos, medals, and flags for the London Olympics. In terms of games, my favourite one is Make your own Mascot, try it out!
More art-related Olympic stories:
- London 2012: let’s turn our Olympics venues into community arts centres
- London 2012: Banksy and street artists’ Olympic graffiti