Olympic Park art work programme run by View Tube opening today
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An art installation designed to help people connect and discover the transformation of the area around the Olympic Park has opened today.
Sparked is part of an arts programme run by the View Tube, a community and social enterprise venue with a cafe along the Greenway, overlooking the park.
The exhibition is trying to link people to art work installed inside the park by giving them snapshots of related art before the park reopens.
Turner Prize winning artist, and leader of the Fine Art programme at University of East London, Grenville Davey is behind a series of gigantic, life sized and tiny sets of fingerprints running along a wall in the London 2012 Gardens, called ‘Inter Alia’, located in the southern area of the Park.
Davey has now also made an exclusive series of smaller, playful installations presented as pairs of eyes. These will be installed in a number of locations throughout Newham and Tower Hamlets, including at the John Lewis Viewing Platform inside Westfield shopping centre at Stratford City from today at 1.30pm.
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A second exhibition opening at the View Tube tomorrow will focus on the work of Keith Wilson. His sculptural installation Steles are located in the waters running through the future Queen Elizabeth Park.
Sparked will also be accompanied by a series of free events, talks and workshops aimed at helping local people connect with artists, their neighbours, and the park.
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The View Tube is also running a competition inviting the public to take photographs depicting what they are seeing right now, particularly in their own neighbourhoods.
The winning images and those judged to be most captivating will be exhibited at the View Tube. The competition starts tomorrow and runs until June 30.