Students' Winning Designs in Unique Musgrove Park Hospital Campaign

The ‘Art for Life’ team at Musgrove Park Hospital recently called upon Third year Interior Textiles and Surface Design BA(Hons) students at Somerset College to play a major role in a PR campaign they are launching to create eye-catching designs for wheelchairs on the site.  The aim of the campaign is to give the wheelchairs a distinct and colourful identity.

Students were asked to come up with 2 dimensional designs that can be applied (painted/sprayed) onto the wheelchairs to make it really clear that they belong to the hospital.

Three of the designs were selected by a panel for their visual impact and how well they fulfilled the brief.  The winning artists will each apply their work onto a wheelchair and this will be the focus of further press coverage when the artwork is finished.

Patient and staff response to the designs will be monitored and the most popular design will be applied to new wheelchairs as they are purchased by the hospital. 

Neil Musson of Somerset College said : 'Our graduates play an important role in shaping our visual surroundings and solving design problems; we are very happy to collaborate with Musgrove on such a worthwhile project.'

 Mark Wall, Associate Director for Communications and Marketing at Musgrove Park Hospital said:

 ‘Using the creative talents of nearby Somerset College students is such a great way to raise the profile of this innovative campaign and we have been impressed by the standard of work submitted.’

 The photograph shows the three competition winners from left to right Katy Duncan, Sarah Alford (overall winner) and Kirstie Montague - All final year students.  Also pictured are -  far left - Mark Wall, Associate Director for Communications and Marketing at Musgrove PH and front right George Kirkbride, Housekeeper on the Medical Assessment Unit at Musgrove PH.