Emily Freeman

During the last week of Clare Woods' exhibition The Unquiet Head, we welcomed Yorkshire’s Olympic athlete and art lover Emily Freeman for a special tour with the artist. Huddersfield-born Emily is training in Sheffield for the Games. Having firmly established herself as one of Team GB & NI’s top women sprinters, Emily has competed for her country at numerous global events including the Olympic Games, World Championships, and European Team Championships.

A keen supporter of the arts, Emily is a member of the British Olympic Association Athlete Committee and has already been privileged to see Clare Woods’ Olympic Park Commission in progress, which is due to be unveiled next month. This large-scale work using over 80,000 painted ceramic tiles is integrated into the facade of a building in the south of the Olympic Park and draws inspiration from the industrial heritage of the site.

Clare Woods The Unquiet Head closed on 29 January 2012.