Students' moving mural makeover

Published on 05/12/2019 by DTHACK

Art and design students from Blackpool & the Fylde College love a big project. And they don’t come much bigger than a wall 10 metres long.

Turning that wall into a work of art was the challenge set by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust of students from the college’s University Centre.

Students spent four weeks producing a ‘vehicles through the ages’ mural at Blackpool’s The Harbour hospital.

The mural features camels, a hot-air balloon, a spitfire aeroplane, a VW camper and a Tron motorbike.

Karen Stafford, occupational therapist and health and wellbeing champion at The Harbour, said: "It has been a fantastic opportunity to work with Blackpool and The Fylde College art students.

"The project created such a difference to the garden environment and has made it a more inspiring and interesting place to sit and relax.

"We hope this partnership will continue for many years to come.”

Senior art and design tutor Tracy Eastham said: "Students loved the challenge of taking on such a big project.

"Everyone enjoyed spending time contributing to the environment of The Harbour and having such a huge wall to bring to life. It gave them plenty of space to be creative and express their art and design skills."

Pictured from left at the launch of the mural are, from left, B&FC students Stephen Bagot, Matthew Picken, Megan Gayton, Sophie Harper, Julie Woods, Marie Williams, Charlie Alston and Rosalie Andrew, with senior tutor Tracey Eastham.