hospital art

Art students brighten up hospital

Ten university degree students from Somerset College, Taunton, have had their artwork selected to brighten up the corridors of Musgrove Park Hospital.

Now their work will be permanently displayed in the hospital’s Queen’s Building, alongside that of professional artists.

The students were asked to explore a variety of materials, colours and patterns and how the hospital might use this to promote a sense of well-being for its patients.

As part of the hospital’s Art for Life project, the students toured the hospital and heard from artists about their work there, then did research into colour and pattern and its psychological effects.

The final artworks, each over a square metre, were judged and 10 selected for an exhibition in the Musgrove Gallery, and permanent display.

Sir Michael Layard, Chair of the Arts Committee, thanked the students and presented a £100 cheque prize to overall winner Anastasiya Cederstrema, who is completing a BA (Hons) Design (Textiles and Surface Pattern) degree at Somerset College.

Caption: Sir Michael Layard with Somerset College students and their artwork.