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Dive by Kiran Patel

Airport Gallery artist illustrates the journey of the mind

Published: 22 July 2014

Kiran Patel, a local artist from Bedfordshire, will display a collection of 20 paintings entitled ‘Alchemy’.

The theme for the exhibition is inspired by the notion of transmutation; the journey of changing one’s mind. Her winning entry has been exclusively created for the Airport’s recent Gateway Gallery competition. 

As a self taught artist of 20 years her works have featured in online magazines such as Pov, Spindle and Twenty6 and also fully illustrated the book titled "The Future We Choose" by the collective ThinkActVote.Kiran said of her work: “The focus has been on the concept that long held patterns can be fractured and pierced through with new ideas or concepts that then follow a new path. These works are created using details of line and form, light and shadow, repetition and explosions of expression. They are an abstract depiction of our minds neural pathways and hold a resonance of the fractal and unfolding patterns also found in nature.”

With an average of 28,000 passengers travelling through the Airport every day, the Gateway Gallery competition provided local artists from the Three Counties with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their artwork, as well as giving Airport passengers greater access to local artistic talent. Now in its seventh year, it is estimated that 63 million passengers and Airport employees have enjoyed exhibitions at the Gateway Gallery, which is run in partnership with Luton Culture.

For more information on the artist's work, please visit Illustrating Rain -



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Notes to Editors

London Luton Airport is one of the UK’s largest airports and carried 9.7 million passengers in 2013. The Airport directly and indirectly employs over 500 and 8,000 staff respectively, is a key economic driver for the region.   

easyJet, Wizz Air, Ryanair, Monarch, Thomson, EL AL, Blue Air, Atlasjet and TAROM 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 an independent charity that opens up cultural opportunities in Luton. The organisation runs the arts, libraries and museums in Luton, alongside a range of community based services. To find out more, please visit

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