Twelve graduates will be flying high

Published: 1 June 2011 at 11:17

Graduate art to hang in the VIP Business Aviation Centre at Cambridge Airport

Anglia Ruskin University and Arts & Business have launched the third Marshall Aerospace Business Aviation Centre Art Loan Scheme. Through this partnership, first launched in 2009, 12 items of graduate work will be selected from Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge School of Art Final Year Exhibition, for a 12 month loan to Marshall Aerospace, to hang in the VIP Business Aviation Centre at Cambridge Airport.

The selected artists will be announced at the opening of the Private View on 2 June at the Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University.  The successful student works will be selected by a panel comprising of Robert Marshall, Group Chief Operating Officer, Terry Holloway, Group Support Executive, Chris Owen, Head of Cambridge School of Art and Gill Bloomfield, Director of Consultancy Services, Arts & Business.

The arrangement has been brokered by Arts & Business, the national agency which promotes links between the cultural sector and businesses, in an arrangement which enables Marshall to support and showcase some of the best emerging artists from the Cambridge School of Art as well as enhancing the environment of the Business Aviation Centre.  Speaking on behalf of the airport Terry Holloway said:

“ Marshall, and the airport in particular, is delighted to be able to continue this arrangement with the Cambridge School of Art. There is a strong synergy between the creativity of art and the dynamics of business, and we are delighted to be encouraging these young artists.  It is also an enormous pleasure to see some of their fantastic works hanging in the Marshall Business Aviation Centre where they are enjoyed by the many passengers and crews who pass through this building.”

Chris Owen, the Head of Cambridge School of Art added:

 “This is a great opportunity for our graduates.  They are just starting their careers, and need exactly this kind of opportunity to get their work seen by an international audience.  I am pleased that we are once again able to do this in the prestigious setting of Cambridge Airport, and in partnership with a fine Cambridge business, Marshall Aerospace.”