In Conversation with Roald Bradstock

As part of the Art of Sporting Heritage Month, we are delighted to be joined by Roald Bradstock, “The Olympic Picasso”

As an Olympic athlete, representing Great Britain and the US as a Javelin thrower, and as an Olympic artist with a wealth of experience in delivering art programmes across various Olympic Games around the world, Roald Bradstock is uniquely qualified, and exemplifies the connection between #SportAndArt.

Our Education lead, Derek Peaple explores this creative connection with Roald, and considers the opportunities it offers, reflecting on the original Olympic vision of Pierre de Coubertin, and the values and disciplines common to both athletes and artists.

Painting of five sprinters, surrounded by numbers

The Race Against Time, Tokyo 2020. Roald Bradstock

You can find out more about the Art of Sporting Heritage Month #SportAndArt and how to get involved here

And to discover more about Roald Bradstock; his #OlympicArt and the projects referenced in this conversation follow the links below:

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