University students evoke tales of Latvia with latest art installation at London Luton Airport
Published: 22 November 2012
London Luton Airport has teamed up with the University of Bedfordshire to showcase an exhibition by Latvian printmakers.
The prints, by students and alumni of the University of Bedfordshire’s Art and Design department cover themes of distance, travel, nostalgia and folktale and are currently on show in the Airport terminal’s Gateway Gallery
Rachel Gannon, from the University of Bedfordshire, commented, ‘We are delighted to showcase the work of our Latvian students in partnership with the Airport. The exhibiting artists are from a variety of creative backgrounds; from fine art to illustration. The print making tradition is part of Latvia’s rich cultural heritage and we hope the prints will capture the imagination of the Airport’s passengers, including those arriving at London Luton from Latvia itself.
London Luton Airport’s Community Relations Executive, Sian Pearce commented: ‘We are always keen to work with partners such as the University of Bedfordshire to bring new and exciting exhibitions for our passengers to enjoy. These intricate prints offer passengers an insight into the printing process and also the cultural diversity of Latvia. The students who created the pieces regularly use the Airport to travel home from University and we are delighted to help them showcase their work. We hope our passengers will find them inspiring.’With an average of 25,000 passengers travelling through the Airport every day, the Gateway Gallery provides local artists with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their artwork as well as giving Airport passengers greater access to local artistic talent.
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Notes to Editors:
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.5 million passengers in 2011. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region and a major base for ‘low cost’ or ‘no frills’ air travel.
easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, Aer Lingus, EL AL, Blue Air, and Flybe operate from the airport, departing to over 100 destinations including services to Europe, Africa, and Asia, with onward connections to Mumbai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Beijing and Bangkok via Tel Aviv.
London Luton Airport Operations Limited, through its parent company TBI Limited, is owned jointly by the leading international infrastructure provider abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (with a 90 per cent shareholding) and the international business arm of Aena, the Spanish national airport and air traffic control organisation, Aena Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (with a 10 per cent shareholding).