Safari is proud to present Arrival. A photographic exhibition now showing at Melbourne International Airport celebrating diversity and the warmth of human connection between travellers and their loved ones.
On an average day around 31,227 people fly into Melbourne on an international service, making it a busy place and a melting pot of individuals. Melbourne is also Australia’s busiest 24/7 airport, and in the last financial year welcomed 36.7 million people. Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation David Hall said it is great that they could bring traveller’s stories to life through Arrival, as the airport is as much about connection as it is travel.
"It’s taken 40 years for mum and dad to visit,
and now there’s 49 of us here to greet them!"
Listen to lady pirate Gabrielle talk to ABC’s Jon Faine about how we brought the Arrival project to life.
No matter where we come from or where we’re going, we can all relate to the feeling of embracing a loved one after time apart
and it’s that moment, that the Arrival project explores.
Melbourne is proud to be a place that does not just accept diversity but celebrates our unique differences
and to have captured that through the Arrival exhibition was deeply rewarding