At 1.30pm, on Sunday 16 February, Little Picassos Art Studios will launch a new art exhibition, ‘Come fly with me’, at Adelaide Airport, filling blank walls, Gates and spaces across the airport with artworks by over 300 children.
Large brightly coloured pieces inspired by flight will feature throughout the terminal including butterflies, birds, insects, superheroes, fairies, airplanes, as well as portraits of those who contribute to life in the community of Adelaide Airport in this vivid exhibition from South Australian children, aged between 2 to 15 years.
The exhibition, proudly supported by Walford Anglican School for Girls and Adelaide Airport, will run for five weeks (Sunday 16 February – Sunday 23 March) and will be viewed by hundreds of thousands of commuters, visitors and residents as they travel in and out of the city.
Adelaide Airport Ltd Executive General Manager, People & Culture, Sue Doyle, says the exhibition is one of the biggest held in the airport’s T1 terminal.
“We’ve been a big supporter of South Australian artists with regular exhibitions in the terminal over a number of years. It’s great to be able to support so many of our young, budding artists and provide an accessible space to display their artworks. It will certainly add a lot of colour to the terminal and no doubt brighten the day for many of our customers,” Ms Doyle says.
Between 11am-1pm on Sunday 16 February Little Picassos will also be a running a free open art session in the Airport Terminal called ‘Come and Try’ for children interested in giving art creation a go.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Adelaide kids get to show off their skills to hundreds of thousands of passengers, especially during the busy festival season in Adelaide. It’s a great way to build each child’s self-esteem, whilst nurturing their love of art,” said Janine Boyd, Managing Director, Little Picassos.
Children exhibiting and attending the launch event with parents, grandparents and carers will be wearing badges proudly stating ‘I’m an airport artist’.