Dressing Hadleigh - The Old Fire Station

Journey to the Podium

By Graham Cook

In the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Essex County Council's 2012 Legacy Team established the Team Essex Ambassadors Award, which aims to support and nurture local athletes who have been identified as having the potential to compete in the London 2012 games.  Awards will be given every year up to 2012.

To celebrate and capture these talented athletes, Essex County Council's Arts Development Team annually commissioned artists to 'Adopt an Athlete' and create artworks that mark their journey to the podium, or at least the 2012 Games.

Dressing Hadleigh is a project led by Castle Point Borough Council, in partnership with Essex County Council  and ACAVA (Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art) to commemorate the Hadleigh 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike Event.

Hadleigh Old Fire Station resident artists Alan Hockett and Marie Antoniou were commissioned to work with pupils from Westwood Academy and the Salvation Army to create artworks inspired by Olympic and Paralympic Values.

Photo:HOFS north side. Centre image by Karen Jones, Illustrator, commissioned in 2011. Right hand image by Elaine Tribley, Multi Media Artist, commissioned in 2009. Left hand image by Alan Hockett, photographer, commissioned 2011

HOFS north side. Centre image by Karen Jones, Illustrator, commissioned in 2011. Right hand image by Elaine Tribley, Multi Media Artist, commissioned in 2009. Left hand image by Alan Hockett, photographer, commissioned 2011

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Photo:HOFS south side

HOFS south side

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Photo:HOFS west side. Photographer Marc Burden, commissioned in 2009

HOFS west side. Photographer Marc Burden, commissioned in 2009

Photo:HOFS south side. Image by Wel Ong, Graphic Illustrator, commissioned in 2009.

HOFS south side. Image by Wel Ong, Graphic Illustrator, commissioned in 2009.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Dressing Hadleigh - The Old Fire Station' page
Photo:HOFS north side. Image by Amy Rogers, Painter. Commissioned in 2011

HOFS north side. Image by Amy Rogers, Painter. Commissioned in 2011

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Dressing Hadleigh - The Old Fire Station' page
Photo:HOFS logo

HOFS logo

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This page was added by Graham Cook on 15/07/2012.