High Art at the Airport

Posted on the 21st December 2017

Ever peered from an airplane window and seen the sights of the North West from the sky?

Well those iconic landmarks are the theme of a fabulous art display by Pure clients now on show at Manchester International Airport.

Thousands of passengers pass through the Art Walk  at Arrivals in Terminal Three every day and they are loving the Journey Home exhibition. It features many fabulous 3D models including the wonderful The Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank  (above) and Lyme Hall.

A view of the gallery cases

A treat for travellers from as far as Philadelphia.

Wartime History

The airport itself features in its own right with a selection of planes, old and new. The artists have been busy exploring the history of the site back to the days in World War II when it was known as RAF Ringway.

It was used for the construction and repair of war planes including the Halifax and Lancaster bombers.  It was also an important base for the training of parachutists who were ‘dropped’ over Lyme Park as you will see in this wonderful entertaining video made by artists at Pure Animation.

That’s not Rudolph is it?

Oh deer! At least the airman missed those antlers!

Several members of the group assisted Pure’s Abbi in the installation of the art works at the airport. Despite their long tiring journeys, passengers stopped to enquire about the models and praised the high quality of the work that had gone into them.

The aspiration of all artists is to have their work exhibited and it is a delight  after last year’s exhibition at the John Rylands Library, to be showing at another high profile location.

There are lots of cabinets full of work, it took us all day to hang our artwork inside. It looks great, I feel really proud.

Anthony - Artist
Art and artists at the airport

Installation day.

The model planes, back drops and landmark buildings were created at our art studios at Broadstone Mill, Vernon Park and the Grey Horse in Heaton Norris.

The exhibition runs until February 15th. Here are a few more images for those of us not taking to the air  – plus below, details of more art! Concorde: what a beautiful plane.

If you would like to see more work from Pure Studios closer to home, don’t forget the space-themed Into the Dark exhibition now showing at our new gallery  in Vernon Park. It in the same building at the Vernon Tea Rooms. Just follow the signposts inside to the gallery downstairs.

It’s a treat and it’s free. Why not pop in over the holidays?

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