New Stratford artwork inspired by summer school pupils

Stefanie Posavec by the artwork (picture: Ollie Harrop)

Stefanie Posavec by the artwork (picture: Ollie Harrop) - Credit: Ollie Harrop

Making the transition from primary to secondary school can be daunting.

During the summer, however, a group of 10 and 11-year-olds facing that scenario took part in a programme at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – with their work being used to create art.

The 32.5m long data visualisation has been painted on the East London Canvas, which can be seen on the walk between Westfield Stratford City and the London Aquatics Centre, by artist Stefanie Posavec.

It takes the data gathered by the schoolchildren on the park’s landscape and recreates it in visual form.

The work was commissioned by Space, as part of Foundation for Future London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park summer school programme.

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Claire Gevaux, the foundation’s head of programmes, said: “ is a beautiful visual representation of the possibilities when art, science, and education collide in perfect harmony.

“We hope that all the young people involved in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park summer schools have now had a successful transition into their new schools.

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“We welcome them back to see the artwork and feel proud that their hard work has contributed to a visible outcome of the creative learning opportunities of the park.”

The East London Canvas is a rolling art exhibition, showcasing work for just a few weeks at a time.

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