Students from Fife College have unveiled a collection of new artworks embracing the industrial heritage of Fife at a special presentation at Victoria Hospital.
The HND Art and Design students, who are based at the college’s Stenton Campus, have produced images marking Fife’s fishing, mining, salt, ceramic and linoleum heritage in a number of mediums including paint, textiles, print, mixed media and 3D.
The works will be displayed at Victoria Hospital in the New Year, and mark another successful collaboration between Fife College and NHS Fife.
Over the past six years students, led by College Lecturer Karen Masters, have provided bespoke artwork for Victoria Hospital’s Children’s Ward, Main Reception and Atrium, and Ambulatory Care unit, as well as in a number of areas at Queen Margaret Hospital.
The collection amounts to over 30 pieces of framed work, seven murals and public art installations, with the majority of artwork at Victoria Hospital funded by the Friends of Victoria and Whyteman’s Brae Hospitals.
Commenting on the latest art collection, Chair of NHS Fife, Tricia Marwick, said: “The creativity and skill of the students is clear to see and it’s wonderful that these works will be displayed within the hospital for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.
“NHS Fife is fortunate to have excellent links with Fife College - over the years we have been presented with many striking and imaginative pieces celebrating the culture and heritage of Fife.
“We are grateful to the College and students for their continued hard work, to the Friends of Victoria and Whyteman’s Brae Hospitals for their funding support, and to Fife Art Group, for collating such a wonderful collection of artwork.
“These latest works of art will join the already extensive collection of artwork, which now numbers well over 1000 pieces and makes it one of the largest collections of art owned by a Health Board in Scotland. The collection is displayed in hospitals and healthcare settings across Fife.”