Art students from Grantham College are set to add a splash of colour to walls at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre.
Five students from the college’s HND Art Design course presented designs to a judging panel having spent six weeks researching, trialing and creating mood boards and design books.
They were asked to create the murals around the centre’s 1Life brand that incorporates their campaign to ‘live more, live well’ that promotes health, wellbeing, sports and physical activity.
The Meres, run by 1Life on behalf of SKDC, invited the students to the centre to showcase their designs and receive feedback on their creations.
Winner Leanne Shipman came top of the judges’ scores and will have her sports-inspired design displayed on the walls of the ground floor of the complex. It incorporates five silhouettes moving in five different sports set over the ‘live more, live well’ colours.
However, given the impression the designs made on the judges, all five will be created and adorn the walls at the centre later this year.
1Life’s Kevin Grant and Rachel Fox joined SKDC’s portfolio holder for leisure, arts and culture Coun Bob Adams to judge the designs. They were accompanied by head of community assets Paul Stokes and team leader Susie McCahon from SKDC.
Coun Adams said: “It really was humbling to see the designs and how much thought and effort went into each creation. The designers showed an incredible amount of talent and that’s why we saw fit to arrange all of the designs to be displayed at the centre in the future.
“Congratulations go to Leanne for topping the judges’ scores but this really was a case of all the designers coming out of this as winners.”