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The Big Swim

Dive into art and swim through a cloud of light and colour

As part of the build up to the Olympics in 2012 ‘The Big Swim’ took place during the London Open Weekend at Camberwell Leisure Centrein London on Saturday 23 July an at Barton Leisure Centre in Oxford on Sunday 24 July 2011.

The project is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and is created by artist Tine Bech. The Big Swim is supported by the Creative Campus Initiative, a consortium of 11 universities across the South East, including the University for the Creative Arts. CCI is the largest university creative programme to be part of the London 2012 Inspire programme.

Tine Bech, said: “The Big Swim is a unique opportunity for the public to immerse themselves – quite literally – in the London 2012 Games”

Tine added: “We wanted to create a playful piece of work which seamlessly combined art with sport. My focus is on light, colour and locality, and the project is intentionally accessible and aims to enhance familiar surroundings through a captivating community experience.”

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