A new piece of Olympic inspired artwork featuring over
200 photographs of University students and the local community has
montage features images of University of Wolverhampton staff and
students and other people from the city holding statements of what
the Olympics has inspired them to do.
Popular statements include “go to the gym”, “work as a team” and
“get fit” but there are also more philosophical comments such as
“Never count the days, make the days count”.
The artwork helped the University of Wolverhampton Students’
Union (UWSU) to achieve National Union Students (NUS) Gold ‘Be a
Champion’ accreditation – one of only 14 Students’ Unions across
the country to do so.
The photos were compiled by a team of Students’ Union
volunteers, led by student Victor Dimakopoulos, and the montage was
then put together by fellow student, Tony Blood.
The photographs form the shape of the UWSU logo, which is a wolf
silhouetted against a moon.
The montage is on display in the entrance to Wolverhampton Art
Gallery until Friday, 10 August 2012. It will then go on tour to
various locations around the University, including buildings at
City Campus and the Performance Hub at Walsall Campus, before
reaching its permanent home in the Students’ Union at City
Dan Batchelor, President of the University of Wolverhampton
Students’ Union, said: “In displaying this artwork, the Students’
Union hopes to demonstrate the strong bond a community can have
when brought together by a common theme, and how we can be the
champions for inspiring others during the Olympic Games.”
Participants in the project were asked to write their
inspirations on white boards and then a photograph was taken of
each person. As well as University staff and students, the
Students’ Union enlisted the support of people from the community
including police officers, shoppers and market stall holders from
Wolverhampton Indoor Market.
Other statements in the montage include “smile”, “set bigger
goals in life” and “be proud to be British”.
Picture: The Be a Champion montage on display
at Wolverhampton Art Gallery
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Date Issued: Monday, 06 August 2012
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