Posted by Camilla Brueton, Thursday 17th May, 2012
With one of my other ‘hats’ on, recently I was responsible for pulling together the content for an event celebrating the links between the University of the Arts London and London 2012. This resulted in a showcase exhibition featuring the work of students, staff and alumni for an evening celebration event at the new Central Saint Martins campus in Kings Cross.
The exhibition included the designer of the Paralympic Medals for London 2012, Lin Cheung who is a Senior Lecturer in Jewelry at Central Saint Martins. She spoke eloquently about her inspiration- Nike, the goddess of victory and described how she worked alongside the Royal Mint and the British Museum to take an impression for the medal directly from a cast of Nike of the Paionios – the original resides in Greece. http://blogs.arts.ac.uk/ual2012/2011/10/10/csms-lin-cheung-has-designed-london-2012-paralympic-medals/#more-3473
Other highlights for me included:
• Kerry Dean’s fashion photography featuring Paralympic athletes Jonnie Peacock and Stefanie Reid for i-D magazine as part of an ongoing collaboration “i-Sustain” between the magazine, and London College of Fashion.
• Wiff-Waff, an interactive 3m long gilded ping-pong table by sculptor Susan Forsyth, which proved to be rather popular on the night.
Of interest may also be the work of MA Narrative Environment students from Central Saint Martins who undertook a brief to develop the visual identity for Paralympic training camps and the athlete’s village at the games.
To see and read more about the UAL Celebrating 2012 event itself, see:
Photo credit: Paul Cochrane
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