We’re delighted to announce that the second exhibition as part of the Sparked series will be with Neville Gabie, Artist in Residence for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The exhibition will run from 28th January - 18th March.
Presenting works that have emerged as part of his time spent immersed on the Olympic Park, the exhibition promises to offer a fascinating look inside the Olympic Park, and introduce the people who have created the vision.
The family day will take place on Saturday 18th February 2012 at View Tube, from 10am-3pm.
The View Tube and Container Cafe are closed for a well earned Christmas break from 24th December. We’ll be back bright eyed and bushy tailed from 3rd January 2012, where you can catch the last few weeks of Tomas Klassnik and Riitta Ikonen’s exhibition ‘From Factories to Flowers’, as part of the Sparked exhibition series.
Inspired by the public art pieces in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Park, Sparked is an eight-month educational exhibition series as part of the View Tube Art Education programme, running from October 2011-May 2012, and aims to engage the public with the public art pieces commissioned for Olympic park.
Over the next eight months, three 6-8 week exhibitions will take place, inspired by various art pieces in the Olympic Park. Running alongside these, will be educational activities for any young person visiting the View Tube, as well as family days teaching new art skills inspired by the exhibitions focus.
The View Tube is a social enterprise and community venue located in East London onThe Greenway adjacent to the London 2012 Olympic Park. Open all year round, 7 days a week from 9am-5pm, it offers incredible views of the park to the general public, and also houses a cafe, education, arts, community garden, information spaces and bike hire.
It was built using recycled shipping containers whose construction and installation was delivered by Urban Space Management. The View Tube is a partnership project between Leaside Regeneration, London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, the Olympic Delivery Authority and Thames Water.
The View Tube Art programme attracts local, national and international artists to express their reactions to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and has exhibited works from such artists and organisations as Gavin Turk/Ben Wilson, The National Portrait Gallery, Faisal Abdu’Allah and Lisa Cheung.
Sparked is funded by The Legacy List, a new charity established to support the long term cultural, social and physical regeneration of London’s future Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its surroundings.