May 2012: Paralympic Commission for The Cinnamon Club



Lyon has been commissioned by award winning chef Vivek Singh and Priyanka Sharma of the Cinnamon Group to produce an exhibition from June to September of Lyon’s visual exploration of the inspiration and diversity of the Paralympic Games over the last 16 years. The work will be based on photographic works drawn from the previous four games in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. The show will run in the group’s city location at 6 Devonshire Square to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympic Games. Cinnamon Club.


Anzac Bridge, Sydney, Australia – 2000

Multiple layers of the human spirit pervade all aspects of the Paralympic movement. Elite athletes from across the globe gather together to underline the abilities of those society often excludes and views as different. Our perceptions are broken, our spirits are lifted and we see that triumph is everywhere: from the blind long jumpers to the the wheelchair athletes, and from the multiple layers of support staff and officials to the unsung coaches and physios.The Paralympics are a pinnacle of human endeavour and sacrifice.