Queen Mary 2

In 2001, Enterprise & Art begins work on the most substantial engagement in its history: consulting for and arranging the placement of the art intended for the newly to be built flagship of the fleet of the international cruise company Cunard: the Queen Mary 2.

The engagement comprises commissions for 565 original art works for the public areas, varying from freestanding sculptures, paintings and objects d’art, to murals, relief panels, mosaics and other integrated art forms.

For the many corridors, cabins, suites, and apartments on board also approx. 200 graphic art pieces are acquired, and 3400 exclusive reproductions are made by Enterprise & Art in-house. A total of 128 artists from sixteen different countries participate in the project. The ship’s architects are SMC Design and Designteam from London and Sweden based Tilberg Design

Queen Mary 2:

-Built: 2004
-Decks: 13
-Tons: 150.000 tons
-Total Staterooms: 1.311
-Number of passengers: 2.620
-Length: 1.131 feet
-Width: 131 feet
-Cruising speed: 30 knots

Art locations Enterprise & Art:

Number of original artwork in public spaces 565
Number of artwork for cabins, suites and apartments 3400




Testimonial Andy Collier
Head of Design, SMC-Team

We at both Tillberg Design (Sweden and USA) and SMC - Design have had the pleasure of collaborating with Enterprise & Art on a growing number of our Marine based projects. These have included providing new art pieces for Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth 2 and cataloguing the existing art collection. Following this they have also been appointed to provide the art for Cunard’s Queen Mary 2, who when she is finished will be the world’s largest passenger vessel. In all our involvement’s with E&A we have not only been impressed with their thoroughness and diligence but also their ability to provide us with creative solutions to any "arty" problems we may set them.




John McKenna (GB, 1964)
The Atlantic route of QM2 (design), 2002
To be executed in sheet bronze
700 x 650 cm
Grand Lobby, Queen Mary 2

Rendering of Queen Mary 2’s main dining
room, the Brittania Restaurant, with a tapestry
design by artist Barbara Broekman
(the Netherlands, 1955)