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.