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Cundall was part of the design team for the Lee Valley White Water Centre where Team GB won Gold and Silver in Canoe Slalom. Cundall drawings will feature in The Olympics Drawn : London 2012 exhibition in London, starting on Thursday 9th October 2014.

The event, hosted by the University of the Arts London, will be exhibited at Wimbledon Space. It tells the story of the conception, production and implementation of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, through the medium of drawing. It will showcase drawings made by a variety of designers, practitioners and professionals who contributed to all aspects of the Olympic games.

Cundall will have hand drawn sketches created by Damien Dungworth available to view. Cundall was part of the team which created, designed and built the Lee Valley White Water Centre. Cundall provided building services, civil, geotechnical and structural engineering, as well as sustainable design and BREEAM assessment.

Damien says, “I was very surprised and pleased to receive a call about the exhibition. I hand draw all my work before it goes to computer modelling and I always keep my sketches. I never thought anyone would be interested in them, but I’m delighted that they will be featured in the exhibition. It will be interesting to examine how my sketches differ from the other images on show – the computer modelling stage and the construction stage.”

The exhibition is being put together by Professor Stephen Farthing, Rootstein Hopkins Professor of Drawing and Dr Joanne O’Hara, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of the Arts London.  Joanne said, “I’m really impressed by Damien’s drawings. Most of our architectural and engineering drawings are computer based, so it is nice to have a bit of variety. His drawings really help tell the story of Lee Valley, as we will now have three perspectives of the same project which will be really interesting.”

The show expresses how communication is possible through drawing and charts the development of the infrastructure, architecture and ceremonies of the Olympics. This wide focus includes hand drawn sketches of the Mary Poppin’s costume from the opening ceremony to the concept sketch of the Velodrome and to how crowd movement was predicted.

The event opens on Thursday 9th of October at 5pm and closes on Friday 14th November 2014. It is hosted at Wimbledon Space, Wimbledon College of Arts, Merton Hall Road, SW19 3QA.

Drawings Include: Selection of Damien’s drawing will be on display as part of the exhibition hosted by the University of the Arts London. Please click here to view some of his hand drawn drawings.



08 Oct 2014

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