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12 May 2010 | PR 10/82

Loughborough graduate’s work on display at East Midlands Airport

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Helen Sheldon is pictured with her work.

Unique etched brass panels created by Loughborough University graduate Helen Sheldon are currently on display at East Midlands Airport.

The airport recently launched a new art gallery in the terminal building as part of its DepARTures scheme.  The scheme has been designed to not only provide passengers with an added cultural experience, but also to offer local artists and designers the chance to display their work.

Helen, who began her artistic career by studying a degree in Textile Design at Loughborough University’s School of Art and Design, will be exhibiting her work at the airport until June 30.

Speaking about her exhibition Helen said: “I am thrilled to be working with East Midlands Airport and delighted that my work has a wider viewing audience at the DepARTures Gallery.  I have received a number of enquiries for commissions as a result of the exhibition and I hope my work is enjoyed by everyone who sees it.  Many thanks to the airport for this great opportunity.”

From translating her drawings onto fabrics, Helen's interests have expanded to include glass, plastic and metal.  After completing her degree Helen went on to study an MA and now creates her pieces in her own workshop.

The DepARTures scheme is an ongoing project and interested artists should email:
community@eastmidlandsairport or call 01332 818414 for more information on future submission deadlines.

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Judy Wing
Senior PR Officer
Loughborough University
T: 01509 228697
E: J.L.Wing@lboro.ac.uk 

Notes for editors:

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2009 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top five universities in the UK, and has topped the Times Higher Education league for the UK’s Best Student Experience every year since the poll's inception in 2006. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 19 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.

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