Amy Johnson’s flight across the world

Amy Johnson’s flight across the world

Artist – Jo Cruickshanks

Sponsored by: St Stephen’s Shopping Centre

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Design Description

On this Moth we can see the route taken by Amy Johnson on her historic flight across the world. In 1930 Johnson flew as the first woman from England to Australia in a DH 60 Gypsy Moth plane. She covered over 11,000 miles and completed this journey in 19 days.

Artist Statement

Jo Cruickshanks is a visual artist whose practice focuses on environmental issues, regeneration, education and awareness.

Before arriving in Australia in the mid-1980’s, she studied Fine Art at Hull School of Arts, UK Amy Johnson’s home town. Jo says: My art interest is in raising awareness of environmental and social dynamics, the link between politics and aesthetics, the creation of artwork that can be both aesthetically and socially effective.