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Airport puts artists in the frame

Published: 16 January 2014

London Luton Airport is seeking talented local artists from Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire to exhibit in the Airport’s Gateway Gallery in 2014 and 2015.

In the past two years London Luton Airport awarded residency to five local artists in its Gateway Gallery following a successful talent search. 

The Gallery, delivered in partnership with Luton Culture is located in the terminal building adjacent to the Onward Travel Centre and offers a significant opportunity for artists to showcase their work to a large and varied audience, with an average of 25,000 passengers travelling through the Airport every day.

Past competition winner Lauren Clemmet said,  “The opportunity to have an exhibition of my artwork at the Gateway Gallery was invaluable. It gave me great exposure locally through press coverage and also worldwide through people travelling through the Airport.  I sold a significant number of paintings at, or because of, the exhibition and received emails and messages from people as far away as America who have appreciated my work which they saw at the Gateway Gallery.” 

Submissions may be of existing work or pieces created especially for the Gallery and can take any 2D format. Application forms to enter the competition can be found at together with further details for entry, all applications must be received by midday on 17th February 2014.  

Picture: Artwork pictured in the Gateway Gallery is by Anne-Marie Stijelja. 


For more information contact London Luton Airport Press Office:    

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 600 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 and Carpatair 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.

Luton Culture is a charity that delivers inspiring arts and culture through museums, libraries, community centres, an arts centre and a theatre.

Luton Culture runs events for the whole family, learning opportunities for children, projects for young people, as well as adult initiatives (such as Museum Makers, encouraging the community to donate their creativity and time to Wardown Park Museum). The charity provides a huge range of arts programming at accessible prices, from contemporary dance and fringe theatre to live music and comedy. Six libraries serve the town, as well as a Home Library Service and online resources.     

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