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School students help create ‘Scenes of Bridlington’ artwork for local hospital

Bridlington School students have been learning new skills as part of a four week project to create a series of artwork for Bridlington Hospital.

A total of seven pieces were unveiled on 15 November, when students, teachers and staff were invited to visit Bridlington Hospital to see the artwork in situ in the hospital’s restaurant.

HAFNEY (Hospital Arts for North East Yorkshire) commissioned Yorkshire textile artist, Kat Wood, to work with members of staff at Bridlington Hospital and local school pupils to create pieces of artwork to be displayed in the hospital’s restaurant.

Entitled ‘Scenes of Bridlington’, Kat took photographs of the landscapes and seascapes at varying times of day to capture the changes in light and colour.  Kat then worked with students at Bridlington School on the live brief. 

Kat explained: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and I am delighted with the finished pieces.  It has been a real team project from the input of staff, to the workshop with the students.  I hope that it will provide a talking point for people visiting the hospital restaurant.”

Students, Amy Burgess, Amy Lewis, Jacob Langton, Wassaton Sittijinda and Kiefer Suggitt took part in the project as part of their BTEC Art & Design courses.

Kiefer Suggitt said: “It was a great experience working with an artist on such a fabulous project.  It was a great but scary opportunity for us to be able to do work and have it exhibited at the hospital. 

“Working to brief was a challenge and my ideas changed many times, but I am pleased with my kite picture and I hope that the people who use the restaurant like it too.”

The final pictures were created using a variety of methods and techniques including textile, mixed media and acrylic on canvas.


16 November 2016

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HAFNEY (Hospital Arts for North East Yorkshire) aims to provide a varied, on-going programme of artistic enhancements to improve the environment of Scarborough and Bridlington Hospitals for patients, staff and visitors

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