RELAY - Olympic inspired contemporary art from Turning Point South East

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Image: Horizon, 2012 by John Smith, a RELAY commission at Turner Contemporary

Turning Point South East is pleased to announce the launch of RELAY, a programme of contemporary visual arts inspired by London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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RELAY is a programme of free contemporary arts events, exhibitions and performances taking place around the south east of England April-August 2012 onwards. 

RELAY celebrates the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by taking sport, art and location as starting points for a series of new artist commissions.

The RELAY baton will be passed from major contemporary arts organisations across the south east from Fabrica, Brighton; to Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth; on to MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; handing over to Modern Art Oxford and finally to Turner Contemporary, Margate and Stour Valley Arts, King’ Wood Ashford. 

In addition to the new RELAY artist commissions, there will be other RELAY events orgainsed by De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton and Pallant House Gallery, Chichester.

RELAY is presented by Turning Point South East, the regional network for the visual arts. The programme is a unique collaboration between the south east contemporary arts organisations, universities and local sporting groups.

The following organisations are involved:

Aspex Gallery; Blast Theory; Canterbury Christ Church University; Creative Campus Initiative; De La Warr Pavilion; Fabrica; John Hansard gallery; Lighthouse; MK Gallery; Modern Art Oxford; Pallant House Gallery; Photoworks; Quay Arts; The Ruskin, University of Oxford; South East Dance; Stour Valley Arts; Turner Contemporary; University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts and University of Portsmouth.