Keely Hodgkinson picks up her paintbrush to assist the subsequent technology


Center-distance runner’s artwork will function in an exhibition in London to assist increase funds for the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund and Lloyd Cowan Bursary. You might be part of her too in case you are an ‘athlete artist’

The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund and the Lloyd Cowan Bursary have began a fundraising collaboration with the Zari Gallery to showcase the creative skills of athletes and they’re searching for budding ‘athlete artists’ to participate in an exhibition in London in Could.

“The Artwork of the Athlete” exhibition has already attracted contributions from Roald Bradstock – a javelin Olympic finalist within the Eighties who earned the nickname ‘the Olympic Picasso’ as a consequence of his work in artwork – plus British 800m record-holder Keely Hodgkinson.

Hodgkinson was supported by the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund from the age of 15 and is a eager painter in her spare time. An instance of Bradstock’s work, in the meantime, is seen above in the primary picture of this story.

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The exhibition known as “The Artwork of the Athlete” exhibition and shall be held on the Zari Gallery within the Fitzrovia space of central London close to Tottenham Court docket Rd Tube from Could 2-27. It is going to promote artwork by present and former athletes and lift cash for the 2 organisations to help athletes and coaches.

Olympic and world 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu arrange the Lloyd Cowan Bursary following the dying of her legendary coach in 2021. She mentioned: “It’s implausible to be launching this exhibition with RPMF. Lloyd and Ron had been giants of our sport.

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“We thank Zari Gallery for providing this distinctive alternative to  athletes and former athletes to showcase their hidden skills and promote their paintings while serving to us to help the subsequent technology of expertise.”

The chosen artworks shall be on the market at Zari Gallery with income break up with 50% going on to the artist, 30% divided equally between the Lloyd Cowan Bursary and the Ron Pickering Memorial Fund and 20% of gross sales going to the gallery.

Find out how to enter

Artists could submit as much as 4 artworks (2D, 3D, Portray, Pictures, Collage, and extra), through the portal right here.

Every submission ought to embody:

  • A high-quality digital picture in jpeg or pdf format minimal 300dpi.
  • Picture Particulars: Title(s) of labor, Medium, Dimension, Value.
  • Artist assertion and bio, which could be typed within the physique of the e-mail or despatched as an attachment.

The deadline for submission is April 15. If work is accepted, artists shall be notified by e mail on that date and can obtain a contract and stock listing. For extra data, contact [email protected]

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