Olympic public art in Lewisham

Lewisham Council writes:

The Lewisham Council-backed public art project for London 2012 has taken a step closer to completion this week with the destinations of the podia revealed.

The idea for the project was to take the winner’s podium out of the stadium and into an urban setting. With this in mind, five creative organisations, commissioned by Lewisham Council, chose artists to create temporary projects using a sporting champions’ podium and the theme of ‘everyone’s a winner’.

Work started at the beginning of the year and the locations, which to now have been a secret, have finally been revealed. The five locations are Goldsmiths, Deptford High Street with an exhibit by the Deptford Project, Horniman’s Gardens, Forest Hill with Beep Studio, the 1st Bowl on Belmont Hill by Deptford X and the roof of A.P.T in Creekside, Deptford (photo).

The artists whose work will be displayed are: Cash Aspeek and Chris Marshall for APT (Redstart Arts Project),  Peter Ayres and Ingrid Hu for Beep Studio Bound for Glory for the Deptford Project, Deb Astell and Trevor Horsewood for Deptford X, Hannah Catherine Jones for Goldsmiths, University of London.

The project successfully gained a London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games. The installations by A.P.T., the Deptford Project and Deptford X have been completed and will be in situ by the end of this week. Goldsmiths is due to be revealed at the end of April and Horniman’s at the end of June. Work in progress can be tracked at www.podia.org.uk with more information about the project and the artists involved.