7th October 2005

 

LINCOLN STUDENT HOMES IN ON CAREER IN DESIGN

 

A student at the University of Lincoln who was commissioned by English Heritage to design a postcard for a community arts project will have her work displayed at an exhibition on Thursday (13th October).

 

The Lincoln Community Development Project invited local artists to design a postcard which reflected the theme, ‘Home is…’ to send to people living in the Monks Road area of the city.

 

The successful artist was Advertising and Art Direction student Rebecca Belsher.

 

Her postcard asking residents to submit their own ideas about what home is was sent out to 4,000 households.

 

A group of artists have used the images sent in by the residents to create textile banners.

 

Part of Rebecca’s postcard design, which is the project’s unofficial logo, has also been incorporated into the artwork which will be on display at the exhibition on Thursday.

 

Rebecca found out about the project through an advert on the Job Centre website: “My friend showed me the advert and I decided to go for it. I didn’t think I would get the job but thought the process of going through a professional interview would be useful for when I leave university.

 

“I decided to do the project because I feel that Lincoln and the university have given so much to me, I wanted to give something back. Seeing the card in print was amazing. I can't explain the feeling you get from knowing that was your first professional piece and thousands of people are going to see it.”

 

Rebecca and her family will join representatives from English Heritage and local residents at the exhibition at Croft Street Community Centre on Baggholme Road at 1pm on Thursday 13th October.

 

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244

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