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Student artwork unveiled at Windermere Railway Station
COLOURFUL artworks created by students from Kendal College have been unveiled at Windermere Railway Station.
Seven new panels depicting scenes including Lakeland landscapes and wildlife have been added to the existing art work displayed on the fence facing the platform.
Jim Trotman, Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership Officer, said: “Everybody has loved them, and it brightens up what was just a dull fence.
“It gives people waiting something to look at.”
The Community Rail Partnership worked with the Lake District National Park Authority to deliver the project with the Art and Design students between 16 and 18 from Kendal College.
Emma Moody, Passenger Transport Adviser for Go Lakes and the National Park, said: “They fit really well, and give a sense of arrival.”
She added that the students could use any kind of media they wanted, whether it be photographs, paintings or abstracts.
Chairman of the Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership, Tim Owen, said: “It’s all about making the journey enjoyable, not just something to do.”
About 25 students created pieces under the direction of lecturer Mike Howard for the installation and seven were chosen to feature alongside the eight panels launched last July.
Student Logan Roberts, 17, said: “Mine is a photo of Windermere with four characters on top.
“It’s really good to have it up there, and all together they look really nice.”
And while not all of the work made it into the final seven, student Jamie Barber-Tyson claimed she would not have made it into university without the experience of being commissioned to create an artwork for outside the classroom.
Kathryn O’Brien, Head of Franchise Development at TransPennine Express, said: “This station has grown since 2006 so we’re delighted, and there’s clearly some amazing talent here.”
Steve Ratcliffe, Director of Planning and Partnerhips at Lake District National Park Authority, said: “With National Park funding you will see a new way of moving around the Lake District and we appreciate that travel is part of the experience.”
The art work will remain at Windermere Railway Station for the forseeable future.
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