Anglia Ruskin University and Arts & Business have launched the third Marshall Aerospace Business Aviation Centre Art Loan Scheme. Through this partnership, 12 items of graduate work will be selected from Anglia Ruskin’s Cambridge School of Art Final Year Exhibition to hang in the VIP Business Aviation Centre at Cambridge Airport.
Graduate art will be flying high
The selected artists will be announced at the opening of the Private View today (2 June) at the Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University. The successful student works - which will be loaned for 12 months to Marshall Aerospace - will be selected by a panel comprising 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.”
Anglia Ruskin University is passionate about the advancement of knowledge and the education of students, and we pride ourselves on taking university education in imaginative new directions. Our key contribution is to the enhancement of social, cultural and economic well being. We have two main campuses, in Cambridge and Chelmsford, with over 30,000 students and 1,000 academic staff.
The Marshall Group has a history in transportation spanning over 100 years (more than 80 of them in aviation) and is a major employer in Cambridge, owning car dealerships, and operating Cambridge Airport on Newmarket Road. The Marshall Business Aviation Centre offers its clients prestigious facilities from a large boardroom and meeting rooms as well as a luxury departure lounge. Weekly a broad range of high-level clients from well known business executives pass through the centre when flying by private jet.
Arts & Business is a national not for profit agency that activates, supports and delivers projects that help businesses to engage with the arts. It provides advice and consultancy services for businesses who want to find new ways to work with the arts to deliver their business objectives, brokering sponsorships and curating bespoke arts programmes.
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Founded in 1909, the Marshall Group has a turnover of £2.5bn and over 5,700 employees. Headquartered on a 900-acre site in Cambridge, Marshall has three principal arms to the business: Aerospace and Defence; Property; and Ventures.