‘Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: a desire, a dream, a vision.”
– Muhammad Ali
To mark boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s 70th birthday, a major exhibition is being held at Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery, overlooking the main Olympic stadium. Photographs and paintings of Ali at different stages of his life will be shown alongside audio and video installations, poetry and memorabilia, recording not just his contribution to sport but also his extraordinary humanitarian work through the decades.
Photographers and artists showing their work at “In the Rings with Ali” will include Ken Regan, Sonia Katchian, Chris Smith, Neil Leifer, Michael Gaffney, Neil Kenlock, Christina Jansen, Chris Gollon, Roberto Rabanne and Duncan MacAskill.
All artworks at the “In the Rings with Ali” exhibition will be for sale and a percentage of the profits will be donated to Amnesty International, Parkinson’s Research, and to a local boxing clubs.
The exhibition is open to the public from 20-26th July and 13th August – 30th September. For directions and opening times visit the Smokehouse Gallery website.