Adain Avion is an art space, currently in Llandudno, which is touring as part of the Cultural Olympiad for the Olympics.
As I was on my way home this evening from work, I thought I’d pass it by and see what it was exactly. I timed it perfectly, as the stewardesses, dressed in British Caledonian uniforms, and the Captain, Marc Rees, were coming down the promenade to board it.
They walked down in unison, and stood by the plane. It’s a fantastic installation, and brings a lot of interest to Llandudno. The town has some really good things, for instance the dry ski slope, museums, and the Victorian Extravaganza every May are things the town can shout about, as well as being one of the best preserved Victorian towns in the UK, if not the best, and two fantastic beaches, with the longest pier in Wales.
However, sometimes it seems that people don’t really have as much care and love for the town as they should. We’ve had Alice statues put in recently, along the Alice trail, and amongst the praise, there is still complaining.
These stewardesses parade down the prom in an orderly fashion, and visitors seemed to love them
And they lined up on the side of their plane, a DC-9.
[It was] discovered and transformed by Spanish sculptor and designer Eduardo Cajal (more about the journey of Avion). Welsh artist Marc Rees will celebrate its twentieth anniversary by bringing Avion to Wales in the summer of 2012.
And when they aren’t there? Well, the fun carries on, as this picture shows:
So, what are the opinions of people who’ve seen it?