Painting 70 Years of the NHS

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service (NHS), our Art students created a variety of meaningful paintings for an exhibition at Frimley Park Hospital.

Thursday 5 July marks the 70th Anniversary of the NHS and students on our Art course were tasked with creating paintings that represent what the NHS means to them. Their paintings are now on display at Frimley Park Hospital for staff, patients and visitors to view.

The exhibition was officially opened by the CEO of Frimley Park Hospital, Neil Dardis, alongside Vice Principal of the College, Larry Magee, and lecturer in Art, Jane Habgood.


Left-to-right: Vice Principal Larry Magee, Frimley Park Hospital CEO Neil Dardis, Lecturer in Art Jane Habgood

At the official opening, students were delighted to see their creations displayed and enjoyed speaking with staff at the hospital about the exhibition. They were also treated to cake in the beautifully sunny patient garden!

 

Here are the wonderful paintings on display and the meanings behind them:

Students had this to say about the project:

“I was really excited by the project because it was something new and we were working towards something. I was born here and I know countless other people who were born here and it’s really nice to give something back.” – Charlotte Preece

“I think the project was really nice. It’s great do something that’s going to make a difference for the community and is on display for people to enjoy.” – Araminta Gill

“We’re getting our work out there and it can brighten up people’s day. If someone’s had a bad day at the hospital they can go by, look at the art and hopefully it will make them smile.” – Libby Nowell


For those interested in studying Art with us this September, please visit our pages for School Leavers. Applications can be made online and Open Events are held throughout the year.