Christopher Pearson, Oak Seasons © the artist

Christopher Pearson, Oak Seasons © the artist

BA Heathrow Terminal 5 commissions

The working relationship between British Airways and Artwise has been inspiring and long standing. Back in 1996 BA recognised the potential that art could play in its re-branding: increasing brand awareness and creating a new contemporary (and British) image for the company. Artwise’s aim for BA was to establish a series of long-term strategies and a programme of diverse artist-led initiatives incorporating the company’s goals that would include both customers and staff. It needed to reflect the world-class status of the company and to demonstrate its innovation and leadership within the industry, through its Art. Over the sixteen-year period Artwise developed an impressive Art Collection for BA that includes over 1500 works and over 60 special commissions some of which have been the recipient of esteemed industry awards.

In 2008, with the opening of Terminal 5 at Heathrow London, Artwise commissioned site-specific art installations by artists including Oona Culley, Robert Orchardson, Christopher Pearson, El Ultimo Grito and Troika.

 

BA Heathrow Terminal 5 commissions images

  • Oona Culley, Windswept Shadows © the artist

    Oona Culley, Windswept Shadows © the artist

  • Christopher Pearson, Pegasus and The Winged Lion © the artist

    Christopher Pearson, Pegasus and The Winged Lion © the artist

  • Christopher Pearson, Pegasus and The Winged Lion © the artist

    Christopher Pearson, Pegasus and The Winged Lion © the artist

  • Oona Culley, Where the Winds Blow © the artist

    Oona Culley, Where the Winds Blow © the artist

  • El Ultimo Grito, Kidzones © the artists

    El Ultimo Grito, Kidzones © the artists

  • El Ultimo Grito, Kidzones © the artists

    El Ultimo Grito, Kidzones © the artists

  • El Ultimo Grito, Kidzones © the artists

    El Ultimo Grito, Kidzones © the artists

  • Christopher Pearson, Willow Boughs © the artist

    Christopher Pearson, Willow Boughs © the artist

  • Oona Culley, Shadows in Mist © the artist

    Oona Culley, Shadows in Mist © the artist

  • Oona Culley, Shadows in Mist © the artist

    Oona Culley, Shadows in Mist © the artist

  • Robert Orchardson, Paths Beyond. Render © the artist

    Robert Orchardson, Paths Beyond. Render © the artist

  • Robert Orchardson, Paths Beyond. Render © the artist

    Robert Orchardson, Paths Beyond. Render © the artist