A huge aeroplane, transformed into an art space, lands in Swansea at 7pm on 24 June, as part of a London 2012 Cultural Olympiad project, co-produced by the Taliesin Arts Centre at Swansea University.
Adain Avion is a mobile art space created from the fuselage of a DC-9 airplane, discovered and transformed by Spanish sculptor and designer Eduardo Cajal.
Welsh artist Marc Rees will celebrate its twentieth anniversary by bringing Avion to Wales in the summer of 2012.
Avion will be in Swansea from 24-30 June. It will arrive at 7pm on 24 June.
Sited outside the National Waterfront Museum and next to the Leisure Centre, Swansea is the first destination in the Adain Avion itinerary around Wales.
The Adain Avion team will be collaborating with local artists, community groups and organisations including the National Waterfront Museum. They will also be integrating Taliesin's innovative programme Dance Days, which brings internationally acclaimed dance artists to Swansea each year.
***As part of the Adain Avion programme, Swansea University Biological Sciences expert Emily Shepard will be giving a talk on Monday 26th (1.30-2.30 all about flight, entitled Free as a Bird***
Avion is co-produced by the Taliesin Arts Centre at Swansea University.
Adain Avion is Wales's Artists taking the lead commission, funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council of Wales, included in the London 2012 Festival and part of London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
- Tuesday 12 June 2012 16.20 BST
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