1948 Olympians

EXHIBITION, ORAL HISTORY & PUBLICATION

1948 was the last time the Olympics was held in London. The contrast is stark; London was recovering from war, athletes weren’t paid, were training on rations whilst working full-time and most had to hand sew their own kits….. from 2007 to 2012 I met, photographed and recorded interviews with the British Olympic Team from the 1948 Olympics. The exhibition toured the UK in 2012.

The project includes: Audrey Beever (Gymnastics), Cathy Brown (Swimming), Edwin Bowey (Wrestling), Jimmy McColl (Football), John Peake (Hockey), John & Dorothy Parlett (Athletics), Tommy Godwin (Cycling), Gordon Thomas (Cycling), Dame Mary Glen-Haig (Fencing), Donald Scott (Boxing), Dorothy Tyler (Athletics), George Weedon (Gymnastics), Roy Romain (Swimming), Ron Cooper (Boxing), Denise St Aubyn Hubbard (High Diving).

SELECTED PRESS

The Standard
The Independent
BBC – also includes some oral histories
It’s Nice That
The Guardian

PAST EXHIBITION VENUES

Rugby 

02 July – 30 August 2012
Rugby Art Gallery & Museum | Little Elborow Street  Little Elborow St, Rugby CV21 3BZ
Free Entry
T: 01788 533 201 | www.ragm.org.uk

London (digital version of work are on display at)

British Library as part of Olympex 2012: Collecting the Olympic Games
25 July – 9 September 2012
The British Library
96 Euston Road | London | NW1 2DB
T: 0843 2081144 | www.bl.uk/whatson 

Hackney Museum
29 May – 20 October 2012
Ground Floor, Technology And Learning Centre
1 Reading Lane | London | E8 1GQ
T: 020 8356 3500 | www.hackney.gov.uk/cm-museum.htm 

This exhibition was kindly funded by Arts Council England.

London
21 June – 21 July 2012
Tokarska Gallery | 163 Forest Road | London E17 6HE
T: 20 8531 5419 | www.tokarskagallery.co.uk

Huddersfield
22 June – 07 July 2012
The North Light | Brooke’s Mill | Armitage Bridge
Huddersfield | HD4 7NR
T: 01484 340003 | www.northlightgallery.org.uk

Scunthorpe
10 March – 16 June 2012
20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire DN15 6TB
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Free Entry
Tel: 01724 297070 | www.facebook.com/2021VAC

Luton
10 May – 21 June 2012
The Hat Factory, 65 – 67 Bute Street, Luton, Bedfordshire LU1 2EY
Free Entry
Tel: 01582 878100 | www.thehatfactory.org