Opus Art and Bupa Great North Run Culture are proud to announce that Sir Peter Blake will produce an exclusive portfolio of signed limited edition prints for In the Long Run for sale through Opus Art.
As part of a collaboration between Opus Art and Bupa Great North Run Culture, Peter Blake is producing a portfolio of 10 limited edition prints which will celebrate 30 years of the Great North Run as well as showcasing the international pedigree of the run and the heritage of running.
These unique images will be on display as part of In The Long Run: 30 Years of the Great North Run< at the Great North Museum from 17 July – 17 October 2010. There will also be editions of the prints for sale exclusively through Opus Art.
In the Long Run will explore the history of the Great North Run, its origins and growth, as well as raise awareness of its significant role in reflecting and shaping the region’s cultural identity.
As well as the well known stories of elite runners, the exhibition will also explore the huge organisational effort behind the Bupa Great North Run, documenting the event’s community spirit and creating a powerful piece of social history.
Alongside memorabilia and star objects, In The Long Run will present artwork from the archives of Bupa Great North Run Culture, with paintings, films, photographs and drawings. Artists whose work will feature in In the Long Run include Claire Leona Apps, Vicki Bennett, Suky Best, Ravi Deepres and Michael Baig-Clifford, Graham Dolphin, James Edwards, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Julian Germain, and Jane and Louise Wilson.