Athletes and Olympians

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21 January - 8 April 2012

Shipley Art Gallery

Free

  • Partnership exhibition



Kelly Holmes, by Harry Borden, 22 February 2005 - NPG  - © Harry Borden

Kelly Holmes
by Harry Borden
22 February 2005
NPG x128143

To coincide with the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, this exhibition will bring together a  selection of portraits of great British sportsmen and women of recent years.

Drawn from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection, Athletes and Olympians will feature portraits of well-known sporting stars, many of whom have won medals at previous Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Highlights of the exhibition will include photographic portraits of Olympic gold medalists Dame Kelly Holmes and Sebastian Coe, and boxing world champion Amir Khan. Also included in the exhibition will be a digital portrait of award-winning swimmer Duncan Goodhew, a series of 24 drawings of Sir Steve Redgrave by renowned artist Dryden Goodwin and Sam Taylor-Wood’s video portrait of David Beckham sleeping.

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