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University of Salford art students created a wide range of artwork for the new hotel overlooking Old Trafford.

Leading providers of high-quality art equipment for creative minds, Graphics Direct, has commented on the recent news regarding the 70 art pieces that were incorporated into the walls of the new Football Hotel.

University of Salford art students created a wide range of artwork for the new hotel overlooking Old Trafford. The student artists were welcomed by former England international Nicky Butt to a special preview evening. The 70 football-themed works are now gracing the walls of 133 bedrooms, the reception area, Café Football and the Stadium Suite, and will be available for guests to buy. Several designs have even been chosen to feature on T-shirts worn by staff as part of their uniform.

The project was briefed to the students late last year and more than 100 pieces were submitted for consideration across a wide range of media. Paintings, graphic design prints, photography, sculpture, illustration, screen printing and digital design. Gary Neville went on to choose the winning pieces for the hotel with his managing director and general manager. The University’s director of art and design, Roy Chilvers, stated: “This has been one of the most exciting projects that we’ve been able to put in front of our students.”

“It’s only a few months ago that we met Gary to start the ball rolling, and almost 300 students turned up to the briefing with him. From then on it’s been a combination of creative energy and sheer hard work as students produced clever and witty work. The selection process was a difficult task, but those that got through, made it to the picture framing stage, and are not up on the walls, look stunning. All the students involved should be rightly proud of what they’ve become a part of.”

As experts in art equipment, Graphics Direct takes a keen interest in relevant industry news. A spokesperson from the company made the following statement: “It is always fantastic to see young creative minds being given the opportunity to display and utilise the skills they have. Hotel Football has been a great opportunity to demonstrate the excellent talent from the Salford students and a chance to get their artwork displayed in a public space. Some of the high quality artwork is even up for sale, giving young artists the exposure they need to make an impact on the art scene.

“The dedication of the students is clear to see and the wide variety of media used to create the artwork adds excellent variety. With the right high-quality art equipment to hand, creative minds have the ability to create truly stunning artwork. On a student budget, it can be difficult to have the access to the right art equipment and tools needed to make an ambitious piece of artwork come to life. However, the students from University of Salford have done a fantastic job of creating art that suits the personality and style of the new football-themed hotel.”

With over 20 years’ experience in the graphics industry, Graphics Direct is a leading online shop where you can find Graphics Equipment online. They are a leading UK provider of Studio Spraybooths, drawing boards, foam board, airbrush and drawing equipment and have recently become a Xyron Pro approved supplier.

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