Graphic Design students launch Art in the Park Gloucester

Image representing Graphic Design students launch Art in the Park Gloucester

Gloucestershire College’s HND Graphic Design students have joined forces with Gloucester City Council to launch a brand new Art in the Park project to celebrate art in the city and give aspiring artists a platform from which to promote themselves.

On one weekend every other month, there will be works of art created by local artists hidden around Gloucester Park for residents to find, enjoy and take home, with the first event scheduled to coincide with Paws on Patrol on Saturday 16 May.

Gloucester City Council first approached the nine Gloucestershire College HND students to work on a logo, and the idea for the project sparked from here. While the Council is giving permission for the park to be used, the students are leading the project and have done everything from creating, collecting and distributing art to advertising the project, finding new artists and building the social media following.

21-year-old Lily Winfield from Dursley said: “It’s been good fun to work as a team with a partner like Gloucester City Council. Event organising is another new skill we have learnt on our course.”

As well as pieces created by the nine students, the first Art in the Park is set to feature artwork by almost 30 local artists and the students are encouraging submissions via the Facebook page for future events.

Course Leader, Jess Phillips, said: “Gloucester City Council has been great to work with and this is a really innovative way of promoting not only the HND Graphic Design course and Gloucestershire College, but also bring free art to the city of Gloucester.”

Lloyd Griffiths, Head of Neighbourhood Services at Gloucester City Council, said: “Gloucester City Council is proud to be working with Gloucestershire College students, who have such enthusiasm for building on the increasing creative presence in our city.

“Art in the Park is a wonderful initiative in the vein of Free Art Friday that will see free art available across a whole weekend every month to Gloucester residents. It offers opportunities to budding artists and is another positive use of Gloucester Park.

“We’re always delighted to see residents enjoying their local green spaces; we wish the students every success and hope to see Art in the Park at other locations across the city in future.”

For more information about the project, and to keep up-to-date with the latest news, like and follow the Art in the Park Facebook page at www.facebook.com/artintheparkglos.  

See pictures of some of the works our students will be hiding around Gloucester Park here. All free to a good home on Saturday 16 May... for those who look hard enough!

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