Student-designed mural unveiled at racecourse

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One of our talented HNC Art and Design students visited Hamilton Park Racecourse - but for something even more exciting than the races! 

Hollie Jamieson attended the local racecourse to unveil her specially-designed mural, after her design was chosen from dozens of entrance to a competition set out by the racecourse for the College students. 

All HNC Art and Design students were invited to submit proposals for a one-off piece of art in the grandstand tunnel. But it was Hollie's that captured the imagination of the judges. 

The mural - which features in the tunnel connecting the lawns and park area to the trackside of the course - draws on a number of elements of the racecourse experience, including the glitz and glamour of Ladies’ Night, the elegance of Hamilton Park’s wedding packages, the unique buttonhook layout of the course and the drama of racing.

Viewing the installation for the first time Hollie said: “It was really surreal seeing my artwork actually on the wall, it was so big!

“I couldn't be happier having my name next to it. I thoroughly enjoyed the project and am delighted with the finished piece. It’s a winner!”

Kelly Cunningham, Art and Design Lecturer at the College, added: “The mural project has been an incredible experience for our HNC Art and Design students. The opportunity to work on a live project with a real client is amazing and we are very grateful to Hamilton Park for the opportunity.”

Ashley Moon, Head of Marketing and Operations at the course, said: “The mural has already been seen by thousands of racegoers and will take pride of place in the tunnel for years to come.

“The students have been a real credit to themselves with their professionalism and approach, and we’d like to thank them and Kelly for joining us for this historic project.”

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