2nd Year BA (Hons) Embroidery Students at MMU have been involved in an enterprising project as part of a collaborative venture with Arts for Health and Derbyshire Community Health Services. Students were invited to respond to a brief as part of their Exploring Contemporary Projects unit.
The unit is based around a site-specific theme with an aim to produce two comprehensive A2 design boards that present ideas clearly and concisely, as you would to real clients in a competitive market indicating size and materials involved.
Students were invited to create a piece of work that responds to the health settings and public health messages. They were asked to design a piece of work that gives a health-promoting message which can be purely visual, or interactive.
Of the nine students who submitted proposals for this unit, four students were further commissioned by Derbyshire Community Health Services to work up their designs for exhibition in health settings around Derbyshire. Examples of these commissions can be seen below.