Course overview

Part of the WEA Art and About Festival 2024! Art in the Olympic (South) Park Walking Tour explores the public artworks in the south side of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is the first Olympic Park to integrate artworks into the landscape right from the start by established and emerging artists, international and local, which reflects the Park’s identity and is the home to West Ham’s Football Stadium. Discover artworks that are both large and striking, whilst others are smaller and harder to find, inspired by the undulating landscape, riverside, buried histories, community memories, and Olympic glory. The meeting point is the ArcelorMittal Orbit by Sir Anish Kapoor.

Course description

The Art in the Olympic (South) Park Walking Tour will stop at the following public artworks:

1. Arcelormittal Orbit and Slide by Anish Kapoor

2. Pixel Wall by Tomato

3. Steles by Keith Wilson

4. Carpenter’s Curve by Clare Wood

5. Open Folds by DJ Simpson

6. Brick Fields by Clare Wood

7. 9/11 by Miya Ando

8. History Trees by Ackroyd and Harvey

9. The Water Labyrinth by James Corner

10. Fast, Faster, Fastest by Jason Bruges Studio

11. Champions Paving Stones by West Ham United

12. West Ham United’s European Champions Sculpture

13. Olympic Bell by Whitechapel Bell Foundry

14. 2012 Paralympic Medalists Handrails

15. Great British Garden by Hannah Clegg, Rachel Read

16. History Trees by Ackroyd and Harvey

17. Living Walls by various artists

18. Mandeville Place by Urban Orchard Project

19. Inter Alia by Grenville Davey

20. Fantastic Factology by Klassnik Corporation

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