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Ron Haselden

Diver, 2012

Mixed Media

Diver is a light installation that depicts a figure diving into water, complete with a splash. The work uses an animation effect created by lighting each stage of movement in sequence. It was designed by British artist Ron Haselden, in collaboration with 600 London primary school pupils, through a series of animation workshops focussing on sports and wellbeing. The workshops were part of the GAMES art project, an initiative developed by curators Artwise for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Diver is installed within walking distance of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and London Aquatics Centre and forms part of the tenth anniversary celebrations of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In memory of Valli van Zijl

Courtesy of Vastint UK and the artist.


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Ron Haselden (b.1944, Gravesend) works with light, sound, film and video, often as part of architectural projects. He was awarded an Andrew Grant scholarship to study sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art (1961-66) and later taught sculpture at the Slade School London, and the Department of Fine Art at Reading University where he founded the Mixed Media area in the early seventies. Haselden has shown in many major international galleries and was awarded the Sargant Fellowship at the British School at Rome, Italy. He has received awards and grants from numerous funding bodies as well as being represented in many private and public collections. He lives and works in London and in Plouër-sur-Rance, France. Three-dimensional works range from a minute scale to large performance productions involving up to 400 participants which take place in major cities in Europe and elsewhere.

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