Will aviation art show take off?

A COLLECTION of aircraft artwork - which has been mounted onto aluminium panels designed to represent the sides of an aeroplane - will be jetting around the county.

And the work of two Boston-area artists will be among the exhibition.

Boston’s Callum Bates and Christopher Coupland, from Sibsey, will see their designs land at different sites across Lincolnshire, after having their work chosen to be displayed.

Aircraft artwork is particularly popular in Lincolnshire, which is affectionately known as Bomber County because of its numerous RAF bases and Dambusters links.

Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire launched a competition for aircraft artwork - open to youngsters aged six to 22 - in September. A team of specialist signmakers from county firm Allen Signs and saw engravers then put the artwork onto the aluminium bases.

“I’m delighted that a new generation has been inspired to pay tribute to this iconic art form,” said David Harrigan, the competition’s creator.

Callum was second in the 20-22 age group, while Christopher came third in the 12-16 category.

The artwork debuted at the weekend’s SO Fest at Skegness. It can now be seen at the Podium at Scunthorpe Market (August 26-27), the Kustom Kulture Blastoff 2 Festival in Spalding (September 3-4) and at Lincoln Library Exhibition Hall from September 26.