London City Airport to commission East London artist

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London City Airport to commission East London artist

London City Airport has announced that it will be commissioning an East London artist for a brand new installation to welcome visitors to the city.

The commission will be titled “Destination London” and installed the entire way down the International Arrivals corridor. It will draw inspiration from the city and capture the spirit of the capital.

London City Airport is working in conjunction with The Line, East London’s contemporary public art walk. The Line is celebrating its fifth birthday in 2020 with several new commissions and installations and Destination London is the first to be announced.

Robert Sinclair, London City Airport’s CEO highlighted the need to create a lasting and positive first impression: “We want to welcome passengers to our airport, and our city, with an amazing first impression that they won’t forget. Working in partnership with The Line, we think we have an opportunity to create a welcome unlike any other airport, using our walls as a blank canvas to evoke the unique elements of East London.”

The commission is supported by the Royal Docks Team and Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and it’s scheduled to be unveiled in spring 2020.