Student’s artwork to cover new A&E ward 24/11/2014
Stanmore College have teamed up with Northwick Park hospital, Harrow, in a project which will involve the College's art and design students painting a mural in the new accident and emergency ward which is about to open at the hospital. The hospital is currently undergoing a revamp with a £21million, 40 bay A&E unit, which will house an extra 20 more ward beds. Local students are keen to help make the provision a less distressing place to be for patients and family members who use the facilities.
The second year BTEC art and design students had been given a live client brief to cover the radiology unit to make it less daunting for patients of the department. The unit welcomes both adults and children and the students had been advised that their design should soften the wall space and be more welcoming. 14 students have worked with the hospital to come up with a generic human figure design. The students will now work on this project from Monday 24th until Friday 28th November from 9am to 3pm, to meet the client's deadline. This project not only gives students the opportunity to have their work displayed permanently, but it has given them an insight into the business world by liaising with the organisation involved and keeping to deadlines.
Marshal Miller, art and design teacher at Stanmore College said: "This has been an exciting and rewarding project for our students to take part in. It has shown them what it is like to work in this industry and the challenges involved in delivering a project with the client's specifications in mind and on time".
Students will be able to see their work unveiled on Tuesday 9th December, when the hospital will have their official ward opening.