LookBermuda is officially launching the first phase of its multiyear AirportArt project for which it has secured the rights to install large scale themed installations on open wall spaces throughout the Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport and in doing so enhance the travelers experience and their first and last impressions of the island.
In this first phase LookBermuda will focus on photographic installations that highlight Bermuda’s natural and cultural assets that will be produced, curated and installed by its team.
“The Airport is pleased to partner with LookBermuda on this much-anticipated project. The photography highlighting the Island’s natural beauty is spectacular and when completed, will allow us to add a splash of colour and vibrancy that our visitors and residents can both enjoy.”
Aaron Adderley, General Manager, LF Wade International, Bermuda
The Nonsuch Island Expeditions
After more than a decade working on Nonsuch Island including producing a film documenting the Cahow translocation process, creating the award winning Cahow Cams (which are about to start their third season streaming live from the underground Cahow nesting burrows) and launching this website (nonsuchisland.com) LookBermuda continues with its efforts to showcase Nonsuch Island’s flora and fauna and the groundbreaking conservation efforts that have literally transformed it over the past 50 + years.
For the next phase LookBermuda is launching “The Nonsuch Island Expeditions” a photographic biological survey, as a collaboration between LookBermuda photographer / filmmaker Jean-Pierre Rouja and National Geographic photographer David Liittschwager.
Mr. Liittschwager is known for his unique Biodiversity Survey photography and trademark “One Cubic Foot” projects that showcases the living subjects photographed against a white background in very high detail, the results of which are extremely effective once enlarged.
“We had assisted David on another project and wanted to apply his process to our ongoing efforts to showcase Nonsuch Island. The shooting started with newly hatched Cahow chicks and has been expanded to include the biodiversity of the Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve and its surrounding waters.
Working with Terrestrial Conservation Officer Jeremy Madeiros from the Department of Conservation Services, our team including Marine Specimen Collector Chris Flook conducted 3 separate expeditions in 2014 on and around Nonsuch Island, in the process producing the first 180+ images of our unique flora and fauna.
We are using Nonsuch as a lens through which to document and showcase Bermuda’s biodiversity, photographing not only the endemic and endangered species which can be found there but also more common species found around Bermuda.
This project has a very important educational component as a collection of images will become a mobile art show that will travel throughout the local schools along with custom curriculum and experiential activities.”
All of this can be seen on the new website nonsuchisland.com which allows users to virtually visit Nonsuch Island which is otherwise too sensitive to accommodate the masses.
Airport Art Installations
A selection of images from “The Nonsuch Island Expeditions” is the first themed AirportArt installation, with sponsored images being printed a minimum of 4ft x 4ft and installed in high traffic areas throughout the airport, each accompanied by museum type collection tags and sponsor details.
The non-traveling public will be able to see the prints in two MobileArt exhibits, the 1st as a mobile pop-up show and the second as an educational exhibit that will rotate throughout the schools along with accompanying curriculum and activities.
“We welcome Patron sponsors for each of the individual prints with their contribution funding their chosen print in the AirportArt installation, the mirrored copies in the traveling MobileArt and EducationalArt exhibits and the ongoing Nonsuch Expeditions. Their personal or corporate details are then listed alongside their print.”
“We have thus far secured sponsors for a first round of prints which are now being installed in clusters throughout the airport and we will continue to scale and grow the installation as more sponsors come on board.”
“This package is proving to be quite popular as not only does it give a much needed visual boost to the airport but it also gives the general public and the schools a closer look at Nonsuch Island, to which access is normally restricted, and as a bonus the sponsors get a Patron copy of the print for themselves or their office.”
“We would like to thank our Patrons and Sponsors (see below), who range from Individuals to Corporates and others who wish to remain anonymous and/or make their donations in the name of local NGO’s”
Also a big Thank You to those supporting the ongoing Nonsuch Restoration and CahowCam programs including: Ascendant, The Department of Conservation Services and Logic Communications and of course Jeremy Madeiros for his incredible dedication and Chris Flook and his magical buckets!"
- “Hiscox is delighted to join this innovative project helping support Bermuda's unique conservation challenges as well as providing a stimulating back drop to Bermuda's travelers.” Jeremy Pinchin, CEO Hiscox Re
LookBermuda’s exclusive contract with the airport extends for the next several years and with the upcoming Americas Cup this is a perfect opportunity to showcase Bermuda in the best possible light.
In parallel LookBermuda is developing several other themes for the Airport with large scale scenic panoramic images by Jean-Pierre Rouja and underwater photography by Chris Burville being earmarked for some the larger open walls. One of the larger panoramic murals being prepared by Mr. Rouja will exceed 8 feet by 40 feet in the arrivals corridor which will greatly transform the Airports appearance.
NONSUCH RESTORATION PROJECT / CAHOW CAM SPONSORS:
Ascendant Group, Department of Conservation Services, Logic Communications.
NONSUCH ISLAND AIRPORT ART SPONSORS:
We would like to make a very big Thank you to our Patrons and Sponsors many of which are listed below:
Valerie and David Brown, Debra and David Humphreys, Michael Butt, Joseph and Kathy Zoll, “In Loving Memory of Geoff Griffiths”, Ben & Charlotte Sullivan, Allan Marshall and Dr Kietny Chrun, Anonymous, Jim Butterfield, Stella Winstanley,
“In the name of Greenrock”, ""In the name of Bermuda's Living Reefs Foundation"
Hiscox, Investors Guaranty, Butterfield & Vallis, Cell One, Quantium, LookBermuda Foundation
This project has just started and will scale according to the support received, so should you be interested in participating please contact LookBermuda.