AOP Members Group Exhibition
19 July 2012 - 12 September 2012
Never before has the same city hosted the Olympics three times. London is the first. A city with one of the richest histories in the world once again unites 216 nations to compete in the most celebrated athletic competition.
British Spirit - read more
British Spirit was the first of the AOP's group themed online exhibitions. Over 100 images were submitted from our membership with up to 40 images selected to make up the exhibition.
Images were selected that depicted Great British traditions such as good old fish & chips!. The Union Jack featured in abundance, as it lined streets at Jubilee celebrations and even as an accessory to a British Bull Dog! British quirkiness was revealed with images of British hobbyists and British customs. Along with portraits of Dame Vivienne Westwood and Queen Elizabeth II herself waving at the Thames flotilla.
In a more subtle manner the exhibition examined the Olympic site in London with stunning graphic images. It also looked at portraits of individuals who have migrated to Great Britain by ship.
Curator and Exhibitions Manager, Rachel Rogers reminded us, “We wanted to show what sets our country apart, its culture and its people in the context of this summer’s Jubilee and Olympic celebrations.”