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Press Release: Outsiders’ Celebration of Sport

Private View: 24 July, 2012

Event Dates: 25 July – 10 August, 2012

In conjunction with this summer’s sporting festivities The Bermondsey Project is hosting a

new Open Exhibition sponsored by the organisers of The Cork Street Open Exhibition. More

than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, digital imagery, original prints and drawings will

focus on all aspects of Sport.

The selection committee which included UK art experts such as Tim Marlow of the White

Cube Gallery; art historian and writer, Edward Lucie-Smith; gallerist Zavier Ellis and critic,

Simon Tait reviewed hundreds of entries via a two-stage voting process.

The end result is an interesting and varied selection of contemporary art that reflects many

artists’ perception of sport from either a participants or observers point of view.

In addition to the juried works the photographs of two guest artists, both photographers, will

also be featured during the 17 day exhibition.

Olympic Opinion a selection of photographs by Oleg Tolstoy. Of British nationality, Oleg is a

gifted, young photographer and artist of distinguished Russian descent. Based in London,

Oleg's photographs have appeared in many publications and editorials including Q-Magazine

and NME and he has produced portraits for many distinguished clients including Sir Elton

John and Mick Jones. He has also exhibited in many distinguished art shows, including

British Art Now,Berlin 2010 (curated by Edward Lucie-Smith), The Saatchi Gallery & Channel

4’s New Sensations and The Future Can Wait at Victoria House, London in 2011.

His latest work, Olympic Opinion focuses on the divide between the people of London,

created by the impending Summer sporting events. "There appears to be," he says "a split

among those who live in the city, with one side celebrating a grandoise event that will, they

believe, reinvigorate British sports, and at the same time do wonders for the British economy

and British culture; and the other camp, who believe that the Games are an annoyance to

those who live their everyday lives in the city, and a drain on public finances.' (Oleg Tolstoy,


Moritz Stragholz (MO-ST Photography) is the second guest artist. A London based

photographer, Moritz was born in 1978 in Germany. When he moved to the UK in 2007, he

developed his fashion photography combined with the urban landscape often with the use of

additional lighting.

Since 2009 he has worked at London fashion Week, completed shoots for Vanity magazine

as well as shoots for online magazines Final Fitness and Flawless Magazine. Now his main

focus is on fashion and commercial sport/action shots (often with edgy lighting to make the

model stand out from the background).

His clients since then include various musicians (incl. Carlos Paul, NU-J.A.M, Rogue, Elektra,

Monroe), athletes (incl. martial artist and Guinness book record holder Chloe Bruce, Olympic

rowers and Olympic bobsleighers, Team GB Beach Volleyball), dancers and models.

Outsiders’ Celebration of Sport 25 July – 10 August 2012 at The Bermondsey Project, 46

Willow Walk, London, SE1 5SF and is open daily from 11-6pm. For more information visit or email

For Additional Information or High Resolution Images

Contact: Kathryn Roberts, Director

Phone: 07947 080655