BAe 146 tail used in art display


G-TBIC's tail in Tatton Park

G-TBIC’s tail stars in the ‘Gleaners of the Infocalypse’ exhibit in Tatton Park (Juneau Projects/Tatton Park Biennial)

Part of the fuselage of former Nex Aviation BAe 146-200 G-TBIC (msn E2025) is being used in a piece of visual art at the Tatton Park Biennial 2012, outside Manchester. The project, ‘Gleaners of the Infocalypse’, was commissioned especially for the Biennial from artists Philip Duckworth and Ben Sadler, who work as ‘Juneau Projects’, in keeping with this year’s theme examining the human urge to fly and the aeronautical legacy of Tatton Park and the region. The tail of G-TBIC, which was parted out at Southend in March, is at the center of the piece, which depicts a crashed plane converted into a makeshift studio and base for wildlife artists after an apocalyptic worldwide event. The aircraft was sources and installed by Retro Aviation, a major supplier of static aircraft and of vintage aircraft spares and engines.

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