City's Culture Art Projects Have Taken off at Airport; Artists' Work Put on Display for Visitors

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Byline: BY ALEX TURNER and MICHAEL STAFFORD-JONES Daily Post Reporters

A COMMUNITY arts project has really taken off after it was supported by Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

The work of five artists and three schools is now on display within the terminal building after the official launch of the scheme, which is a joint project with Liverpool Culture Company.

Among the artwork now on the walls of the airport are two paintings produced by 60 children at Gilmour Junior School, Garston.

Their colourful Save the Rhinos' and Save the Elephants' paintings now hang above an escalator on the way to the departure lounges.

The children were excited to see their work on public display, but also keen to restate the message of their work.

Keziah Taylor said: "It is important to save the animals because they're endangered," and classmate Rohin Jalota said: "Rhinos and elephants are some of my favourite animals".

Students from Speke schools St Ambrose Primary and Parklands High have also contributed.

Daily Post sub-editor Graeme Currie, whose website www.hubcapmap.com already features an alternative Merseyrail map which replaces station names with people, also has one of his ideas adorning the walls. …