Leanne adds splash of colour to Grantham leisure centre walls

Leanne Shipley, right, has designed this mural for The Meres leisure centre. She is pictured wityh, from left, Grantham College art tutors Wendy Turner and Anne-Marie Kerr, Grantham Meres Leisure Centre general manager James Cole abd Coun Bob Adams.
Leanne Shipley, right, has designed this mural for The Meres leisure centre. She is pictured wityh, from left, Grantham College art tutors Wendy Turner and Anne-Marie Kerr, Grantham Meres Leisure Centre general manager James Cole abd Coun Bob Adams.
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A Grantham College art student has added a splash of colour to the town’s leisure centre with a mural which won a competition.

Five students from the college’s HND Art Design course presented designs to a judging panel at The Meres leisure centre last year. They were asked to create the murals around the centre’s 1Life brand that incorporates its campaign to ‘live more, live well’ that promotes health, wellbeing, sports and physical activity.

Winner Leanne Shipley came top of the judges’ scores and has had 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 run by 1Life which operates The Meres on behalf of SKDC.

Leanne said: “I’d like to thank the judges for choosing my artwork and for the opportunity to have it produced. It’s great to see your work on public display.”

SKDC’s portfolio holder for leisure, arts and culture Coun Bob Adams helped to judge the designs and was on site at the centre after they had been installed.

Coun Adams said: “Leanne topped the judges’ scores in the competition last summer and deserves to be congratulated on a great design.

“It brightens up the walls in parts of the centre and helps to promote 1Life’s vibrant colours.

“I am even more pleased the design has come from one of South Kesteven’s and Grantham’s own budding designers. Promoting their work wherever we can is another part of our commitment to leisure, arts and culture in the district.”