Mural celebrating Hamilton Park Racecourse unveiled
Wednesday, 07 June 2017
HAMILTON Park Racecourse welcomed art student Hollie Jamieson to the venue this week as she officially unveiled her winning mural.
The 18-year-old’s design was chosen from dozens of entrants after the course invited students from New College Lanarkshire’s HNC Art and Design course to submit proposals for a one-off piece of art in the grandstand tunnel.
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 New College Lanarkshire, 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.”
For more information visit: http://hamilton-park.co.uk/
NOTES TO EDITOR
Hamilton Park Racecourse is an award-winning horse racing destination, with a first class season of fixtures and so much more. As well as offering top racing action from May to September, the venue offers exciting entertainment and themed days and nights, truly offering something for everyone. From family days and the famous Lanark Silver Bell event, to the legendary Saints and Sinners Racenight and Ladies’ Nights featuring leading DJs, bands and entertainers, Hamilton Park Racecourse is a must-visit for a great day or night out.