Written on 27th April 2017

Qantas puts aussie art on its Business Class amenity kits

Qantas has teamed up with some of Australia’s leading artists, photographers and digital influencers to feature their work on the airline’s international Business class amenity kits.

With artworks named Fairy Bread, 7000 Ironbarks and Maaate, the initiative called ‘Qantas Curates’ has seen the airline work with professional Australian contemporary art curators to select artworks from 16 Australians specialising in a variety of different styles including pop culture, photography, fine art, abstract landscape, Indigenous art and textile design.

From 1st May 2017 the new range of amenity kits (eight types for men and eight for women) will be offered to Business class customers on international flights, with two designs launching every few months.

The amenity kits include ASPAR products by Aurora Spa (hand cream, lip balm and face moisturiser), a wrap-around eye mask in the same artwork as the kit, Colgate toothpaste, toothbrush, earplugs and travel socks.

The full list of artists, photographers and digital influencers involved in the collaboration is below, with a detailed fact sheet on each design and artist attached separately:

  • Jacob Leary – Bubblegum Dystopia features on the kit for women onboard 1 May 2017
  • Liam Snootle – No Queen Blues/Unwind features on the kit for men onboard 1 May 2017
  • Billie Justice Thomson – Fairy Bread
  • Bonnie and Neil – Gypsy Floral
  • Craig & Karl – Home
  • Fred Fowler – 7000 Ironbarks
  • Jon Campbell – Maaate
  • Kate Banazi – Adas’ Algorithm
  • Lucy Simpson – Dhina
  • Luke Shadbolt – North Avoca ECL 2016
  • Megan Weston – Iceland
  • Myra Yurtiwa Cooke (dec) – Lirrun
  • Nicole Warne – Hamilton Island 2014
  • Polly Pawuya Butler-Jackson – Mobile Phone Tower
  • Rachel Castle – I Love the people
  • Tom Blachford – Black Water

Source: Qantas