Issue date: 03 May 2012
April saw the start of an exciting new art project at UWE Bristol celebrating the Cultural Olympiad through a series of sporting street art works.
Ariana Sefre, UWESU Vice-President for Sports, is the inspiration behind the project. She said, “The My Culture project brings focus to the culture of sports and the Olympic values through the use of creative arts. A range of student artists were asked to create art pieces (photography, sculpture/drawing/graffiti) which demonstrate the Olympic and Paralympic values.
“We want to change the culture of sport at UWE Bristol, help people see that sport is not just for 'sporty' people, but for people of all religions, ethnicities, lifestyles and cultures- it is a culture of community and friendship and that is something for everyone. The art pieces will be around Frenchay Campus for the next year to help students see sport in a new light, bring some colour to campus with the long term aim of changing students' perception of 'who' can engage in sports.”
Students can see the street artists in action this week as some of the city's most well- known street artists complete their works including Silent Hobo, Cosmo and Ames1. A head for heights is a must for this ambitious art project as some of the works scale tall buildings on Frenchay Campus including the Main Reception block.
To follow the progress of the Frenchay Street Art Project, read Ariana's blog