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Gerður Gunnarsdóttir Excellence Sculpture Award Olympic 2008.

Gerður Gunnarsdóttir artist  was awarded an” Excellence Award “for a superior sculpture on the final evening of the 2008 Olympics Landscape Sculpture Design Contest in Beijing 31.may 2008.

The name of the sculpture is” To the Olympics – in Peace and Harmony “`

Artists from 90 countries participated in this competition.

The first stage of the project was to collect “ Landscape Sculptures “ from around the Globe, with the participation of 90 countries, 290 projects from the five continents were selected from a total  2.433.

The sculpture works were indentified, and then reproduced with the appropriate materials (Bronze, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Etc.) in order to be able to open several Exhibitions simultaneously. The aim of this was to promote the activities linked to the Olympic Games and strengthen cultural links, thus showing the world a new cultural image of China.

110  Sculptures were chosen from the 290 finalists to be part of the international tour and are documented in a beautiful publication:” Olympics and Sculpture “Catalog of works for the 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture International Tour Exhibition

The International Tour Exhibition was shown in many towns in Asia – Europe – Australia and America in Wellington, Sydney, Tokyo, Seoul, Macao, Hong Kong, Lausanne, Barcelona, Rom, London, Los Angeles, and Sacramento , Atlanta Chicago, New York, Washington.

The Awards Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Landscape Sculpture Design Collection Contest was held on May 31 with 50 medal price winners.

Gerður Gunnarsdóttir was one of the winners with an excellence  award recognition , this was all to the Olympics 2008 and the Exhibitions had taken three years.

Gerður has other sculpture works in China, She made a 3 meters Bronze sculpture in Changchun. It is permanently in Changchun World Sculpture Park  and  two are in Qingdao, the Music Squer Garden and Qingdao Culture Center, one in Bao Ding and one in Beijing.