Marvin Thompson
13 October 2020

Learning Resources: For the Unknown Runner

Marvin Thompson

13 October 2020 | Minute read

The print ‘For the Unknown Runner’ by Chris Ofili was commissioned by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to commemorate the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Ofili is perhaps most famous for his paintings which use collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung as materials. His work also draws on high art and popular culture, the political and the personal as well as Black culture and anti-racism. Ofili was born in Manchester, England in 1968, and currently lives and works in Trinidad.

Poet Marvin Thompson has created the following activities relating to ‘For the Unknown Runner’. Please do share the creative responses.



For the Unknown Runner - Key Stage 3



For the Unknown Runner - Key Stage 4



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