A series of artwork created by students on our Art and Design programme has been revealed at Frimley Park Hospital.
The hospital had approached our teachers with a concept to infuse creativity into one of their corridors, which was enthusiastically carried out by the College’s budding artists.
The brief handed to students was to show what the NHS meant to them, making full use of the skills they had been learning on the course.
Seven pieces of artwork are now available to view in the yellow corridor on the ground floor of the hospital where hospital staff, students, and teachers gathered to launch the new display.
Speaking about her work, student Izzy said:
“I selected this artwork because my mum gave birth to five children in this hospital, and I wanted to pay tribute to the special bond between mothers and their babies.”
“I was filled with enthusiasm about the opportunity to work for an actual client, as it was my first experience like it. It’s really exciting to know that a wide audience will get to view my work.”
“I want to pursue a career around art and plan to go to university now.”
Principal CEO for Farnborough College of Technology Virginia Barrett said:
“We have close links with the NHS and our local hospital, so it gives me great pride to see our learners’ work bringing colour and joy to their corridors. It shows the transformative effect that art can have in a space and the learners’ work is of a very high quality. Our young artists should feel very proud of both their work and the role it will now play.”
Emma Carr, Arts and Creative Health Manager at Frimley Health Charity, said:
“Having this collaboration with the college and introducing them to the world of the NHS, and acting as a live client, has led to some really engaged students.”
“Their ideas were significantly strengthened, and I’m delighted with the quality of the work, which has already been admired by many. We look forward to working with the college again in the future.”