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Celebrating London 2012 Evening Reception

A rare bout of sunshine greeted guests to UAL’s Celebrating London 2012 evening reception: a portent, with any luck, to a bright summer ahead of art, culture and sport. The mood inside the Platform Theatre at Central Saint Martins was … Continue reading

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Chelsea alumnus Anish Kapoor’s Orbit unveiled (officially!)

We reported on it over two years ago – when it was first commissioned – but today Anish Kapoor’s 114.5 sculpture was officially unveiled (despite being clearly visible for three months now). The Chelsea College of Art and Design alumnus’ … Continue reading

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Chelsea alumna Louise Giblin: Body Casting Olympians

Sculptor and Chelsea alumna Louise Giblin has spent the last year working on a unique Olympian venture: body casting five British sporting heroes. The resulting sculptures will raise money for brain injury charity Headfirst and will be exhibited twice, in … Continue reading

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Susan Forsyth’s ‘Goldplay’ opens with a round of wiff-waff

Susan Forsyth’s double solo exhibition, Goldplay, opens at the Royal British Society of Sculptors’ headquarters in South Kensington tonight with a good old-fashioned game of wiff-waff… with a difference. It is a site-specific and temporally relevant show conceived with London … Continue reading

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Chelsea sculptor Susan Forsyth commissioned to create London 2012 solo show

Susan Forsyth studied BA Fine Art at Chelsea and graduated in 2006. Since then she has worked prolifically and her sculptures and performance work has been featured in dozens of exhibitions at home and abroad. However next year sees her … Continue reading

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Chelsea alumna’s Commonwealth medal and call-out for Olympic and Paralympic medalists!

Chelsea College of Arts alumna Hellen Manufor won a bronze medal for netball at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, and is acting as an assistant UK liaison for Nigeria’s netball team in the forthcoming Olympic Games. The UAL 2012 blog is … Continue reading

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The Role of Drawing in the Olympics – Research Opportunity

CCW is offering an unusual and dynamic research opportunity for anyone looking to engage with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from a unique angle. The CCW Rootstein Hopkins Doctoral Bursary in the role of drawing in the Olympic … Continue reading

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2010 autumn term deadlines – reminder

Some of the events / competitions, funding, volunteering and business opportunities published in the UAL2012 blog so far are still open: The Postgraduate Research Grant Programme 2011, New-Music 2012, Film Nation, Unlimited commissions round 2  applications close next week, while … Continue reading

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Kevin Whitney, first national artist of the Modern Olympics

Kevin Whitney with his Olympic lion, June 2010. Photo courtesy Lions of Bath. Chelsea MA Fine Art alumnus Kevin Whitney was appointed in 1982 by the British Olympic Association to become the “first Official Olympic Artist for any country in … Continue reading

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Anish Kapoor to design UK's largest sculpture for Olympic Park

The ArcelorMittal Orbit project, south of the Olympic Stadium in Stratford Designed by Anish Kapoor with Cecil Balmond/Arup. Image by Arup. Chelsea College of Art and Design alumnus Anish Kapoor was given the commission of a lifetime yesterday to design an … Continue reading

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