Posted: Sat 16th Apr 2016

RHS Visitors To Choose Favourite ‘Great Outdoors’ Picture

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 16th, 2016

Visitors to the RHS Flower Show in Cardiff this weekend are being asked to choose their favourite illustration that promotes the benefits of horticulture to young people. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

First year BA (Hons) Illustration students at the University of South Wales (USW) have produced a number of images that illustrate ‘The Great Outdoors’, creating visuals around the theme of plants or planting, gardens or gardening, and horticulture. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The students on the BA (Hons) Illustration course create work that responds to real world problems. This is the second year that USW has worked with the RHS to create a live brief for the illustration students. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Students were asked to consider how they could use illustration to help reconnect a generation of young people with ‘the great outdoors’,” said Senior Lecturer Sarah Carter. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The benefits of gardening and being outdoors have been well researched and documented, from increased levels of serotonin, physical activity and feeling connected to the world in which we live. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Our students were challenged to create images that promote these benefits to a young audience.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Visitor can vote for their favourite image on Twitter, using the name of the student and #RHSillustration. Also see @uswillustration. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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