“First Class” exhibition, back by popular demand
Published: 29 October 2013
Following the great success of her first exhibition at the Gateway Gallery in August 2012, Anne-Marie Stijelja has returned to London Luton Airport with an entirely new and equally impressive body of work.
Bedfordshire based Anne-Marie, whose mosaic pieces are created from recycled stamps, was one of five winners of a competition which offered talented local artists from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire the opportunity to display inspirational artwork in the Airport’s Gateway Gallery.
Anne-Marie says of her work “The dominant theme of my stamp-art collection for this exhibition is centred around personal experience, objects and places that have particular significance to me. As I child I was fascinated by stamps, collecting a mini art gallery of colourful images that reflected the diverse nature of the world we live in and the peoples and cultures and events that contribute to its rich tapestry. This interest continues to awe and inspire me as well as providing infinite possibilities of pattern and colour to enrich my own work, while simultaneously paying homage to the work of the countless artists and designers who created or contributed to the original pieces.”
Anne-Marie sold a large proportion of her original collection to passengers, Airport staff and Airline Partners, and her new work is expected to be just as well received. The Gallery, delivered in partnership with Luton Culture, is located in the main terminal building adjacent to the Onward Travel Centre.
For more information about Anne-Marie’s work visit www.amstijelja.com
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Notes to Editors:
London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.6 million passengers in 2012. 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, EL AL, Blue Air, TAROM, Carpatair 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.