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AVIATION LIVERY DESIGN

Indigenous Qantas 737-800 Aeroplane

Livery design: Mosaic
Agency: The Jumbana Group

The 737-800 aircraft named "Mendoowoorrji" is the fourth aircraft in Qantas' flying art series, inspired by the work of late West Australian Aboriginal painter, Paddy Bedford.

The project was to create and develop the new livery design for the 737-800 aircraft, whilst collaborating with Qantas, The Bedford Trust and the National Gallery of Australia to ensure the design of the fuselage stayed true to essence of the original painting.

This included overseeing the production of the aircrafts design, which was painted at Boeing's headquarters in Seattle, USA and delivered into the Qantas fleet in November 2013.

The design took a great deal of experimental application to reach the desired authentic effect. The production consisted of over 950 man hours to complete over a five day period and used 500 litres and 125kg of paint.

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 I was lucky enough for the first time in the airline’s 93 year history, change the iconic Qantas tail to be included in the design. The airline’s trademark red tail colour behind the white kangaroo was altered to match the earthy tones of Paddy Bedford’s art work.

I was lucky enough for the first time in the airline’s 93 year history, change the iconic Qantas tail to be included in the design.
The airline’s trademark red tail colour behind the white kangaroo was altered to match the earthy tones of Paddy Bedford’s art work.

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 “Sean created, developed and adapted the new indigenous “Mendoowoorrji” livery design, which paved the way for Qantas’s most successful livery installation to date"  - Clinton Twist - Senior Project Engineer - Qantas

“Sean created, developed and adapted the new indigenous “Mendoowoorrji” livery design, which paved the way for Qantas’s most successful livery installation to date"

- Clinton Twist - Senior Project Engineer - Qantas

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