Adelaide National Park City mural comes to life at Adelaide Airport

A mural by local artist Lucinda Penn (aka LCND) celebrating Adelaide becoming a National Park City will be unveiled Adelaide Airport this afternoon.

Ms Penn’s mural explores South Australia’s special connection to wildlife and nature and will be displayed prominently at Gate 18.

The artwork is being officially launched at an event at Adelaide Airport today to coincide with the end of National Park City Month, where more than 100 events took place to celebrate Adelaide’s status as a National Park City.

The campaign showcasing Adelaide’s green credentials was spearheaded by Green Adelaide.

On 10 December last year, Adelaide became the first Australian city to be declared a National Park City, and only the second globally after London.

Today’s unveiling is a great way to build awareness about efforts to improve liveability in Adelaide by connecting people with nature through everyday actions.

Lucinda Penn’s Adelaide National Park City mural is located at Gate 18 at Adelaide Airport. For more information on Lucinda visit lucindapenn.com

Find out more about National Park City’s at adelaidenationalparkcity.org

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Attributable to Susan Close

The mural will ensure that domestic and international tourists can appreciate and connect with the Adelaide National Park City concept.

Having the mural at a venue as prominent as Adelaide Airport is a major coup for promoting Adelaide globally as a city that connects people with each other and nature.

Attributable to Green Adelaide Presiding Member, Professor Chris Daniels

The mural’s home at Adelaide Airport will ensure that domestic and international tourists will also be able to appreciate and connect with the movement,” he said.

Having the Adelaide National Park City artwork painted as a mural at a venue as prominent as Adelaide Airport, is a major coup for promoting Greater Adelaide globally as a city that connects people with each other and nature – for everyone, everywhere, everyday!

Attributable to Adelaide Airport Executive General Manager, Dermot O’Neill

We welcome opportunities to promote the work of local artists, as well as highlighting major South Australian events and achievements, so being able to do both through this mural is an excellent result.

The great thing is our passengers can view this wonderful mural in recognition of Adelaide becoming a National Park City, and at the same time enjoy the sweeping views from our gate lounges out over the green canopy of our city and the Adelaide Hills, which reinforces this achievement.

Attributable to the Adelaide artist, Lucinda Penn

My piece represents Adelaide in an abstract and colourful way from the hills to the sea, from a vision of platypus in the Torrens, to our iconic hills landscape, as well as parks and wineries and the Mall’s Balls.

I am honoured to be given the opportunity to create the first mural at Adelaide Airport. I hope my work will serve as the ultimate hello for airport arrivals and a fitting farewell for those who are flying out of Adelaide.

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