Qantas Curates

qantas curates

We're bringing art to the sky with Qantas Curates. Showcasing the work of 16 talented Australian artists, take home your own piece of art with our Qantas amenity kits, available in International Business on selected Qantas flights.

Showcasing Australian art

Look out for two new designs released every few months until April 2019, each telling a uniquely Australian story through the hands of home grown talent. There’s plenty to look out for and collect. 

Hear from the artists themselves about their work and inspiration.   

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Current artists

Explore our two current designs, learn about the artists who created them, and their inspiration for these pieces.

Fairy Bread - women’s amenity kit

Billie Justice Thomson

Melbourne-based artist, Billie Justice Thomson’s work reflects her obsession with the kitsch, nostalgic and iconic food imagery. Billie’s work can be found in restaurants, shop windows and signage across Melbourne.

'The Fairy Bread painting was just a nod to the classic Australian party food from many of our childhoods'.

Maaate - men’s amenity kit

Jon Campbell

With a career that spans almost 30 years beginning with figurative painting, this Melbourne-based artist's work now explores the visual potential of words with a cheeky take on Australian popular culture and a healthy dose of humour.

'There's something particular about the way Australians' pronounce words. We have a habit of draaaging the word out. My 'Maaate' design accentuates this idea by adding the extra A's'.

Meet our other artists

Discover the range of artists, their designs and find out why they've chosen their particular piece to feature as part of our Qantas Curates collection.

I love the people
amenity kit and eyemask

Rachel Castle

Rachel loves having a bit of fun. Based in Sydney, her whimsical, instantly recognisable artworks take the form of paintings, screen prints and fabric embroidery. Her style pops with visual energy and colour with a focus on type-based embroideries. 

Black Water

Tom Blachford

Tom is a young Melbourne-based photographer with a way of connecting the familiar with the surreal — rendering functional, man-made structures into a strange and beautiful dream that occupy the space between reality and fantasy. 

Gypsy Floral

Bonnie and Neil

Bonnie and Neil is the creation of Melbourne-based real life partners Bonnie Ashley and Neil Downie. Known for their vibrant ranges of unique screen printed products, Bonnie and Neil incorporate botanical motifs, bright patterns and the occasional nod to Australiana culture into their designs.

Iceland

Megan Weston

Barwon Heads-based artist Megan Weston is renowned for her large aerial abstract works. Experimenting with perspective and pigment drenched colour, her art explores landscapes, reflecting beauty in the present, light and hope.

Hamilton Island 2014

Nicole Warne

Nicole is one of Australia’s leading digital influencers, boasting a global audience of over 2.3 million followers. She's highly regarded in the fields of fashion, digital and social media and e-commerce, collaborating with brands as a creative director, social media and brand consultant, digital strategist and influencer. 

Dhina

Lucy Simpson

Lucy Simpson is a Sydney-based artist and designer with a focus on sharing aspects of country and contemporary South Eastern Aboriginal culture. She is the Director and Principle Designer at The Gaawaa Miyay studio.

7000 Ironbarks

Fred Fowler

Fred Fowler is a Melbourne-based contemporary visual artist specialising in painting, sculpture and printmaking. His semi abstract style is an examination of Australian cultural landscapes — populated by floating forms, native species and marine organisms.

Adas’ Algorithm

Kate Banazi

Sydney-based artist Kate Banazi was born in London and studied at the prestigious Central St Martins. Her work is experimental, intuitive and often playful, with bold colour and graphic elements a key reference. 

Home
amenity kit and eyemask

Craig and Karl

Craig Redman and Karl Maier are an Australian illustration duo who collaborate over the Atlantic, Craig based in New York and Karl in London. They specialise in illustration and installation. Their bold work is filled with simple messages executed in a thoughtful and often humorous way.

North Avoca #2, 2016

Luke Shadbolt

Luke is a young photographer from New South Wales. Having grown up by the ocean, Luke has an innate interest in story-telling through image-making. His work focuses on travel, lifestyle and fashion but specialises in water photography. 

No Queen Blues / Unwind

Liam Snootle

Liam is a Melbourne based artist known for his distinctive geometric forms and meticulous line work. With a background in street art, Liam’s practice has more recently developed to include works on canvas, which has been exhibited both domestically and internationally.

Bubblegum Dystopia

Jacob Leary

Jacob’s practice spans a range of mediums including painting, prints and installation. In 2012 Jacob completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Hobart School of Art, creating a multimedia installation exploring the exponential growth of technology in contemporary culture.

Mobile Phone Tower

Polly Pawuya Butler-Jackson

Polly Pawuya Butler was born at a soak (native well) called Yulpigari. As a child she travelled on foot with her family around the Tjukurla, Warakurna, Kurlail and Docker River area. Polly has been painting with Warakurna Artists since 2006.

Lirrun Tjukurrpa

Myra Yurtiwa Cooke (dec)

Myra Cooke was born at Kartjinguku Creek between Warakurna and Tjukurla in the East Gibson Desert, Western Australia. As a child she travelled with her family through her father’s country near Kulail, Tjukurla, Docker River and Warakurna. Her mother remarried and the family began to move westward into her step-father’s country near Wanarn and then to Warburton Mission. Myra worked with the Warburton Art Project before she began to paint with Warakurna Artists in mid 2005.

Important information

Qantas Curates amenity kits available on all Qantas international flights in Business, with the exception of all flights to Noumea and Port Moresby, and to New Zealand that fall outside of the hours of 2200 to midnight. Amenity kits subject to availability.