GEORGE Eliot Hospital donated art from students at The Nuneaton Academy.

GEORGE Eliot Hospital in Warwickshire has increased its art collection thanks to a donation of work from students at The Nuneaton Academy. The impressive Funeaton Project is a small-scale recreation of local buildings and came about when Year 7 students at the academy discovered the work of Austrian-born artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, who liked to make colourful and playful images that combined architecture with a childlike sense of fun. The students began the project by drawing images of existing buildings throughout Nuneaton, from suburban streets to town centre shops, the market and new buildings such as the Rope Walk and the Justice Centre. They then produced a series of sketches and paintings based on the work of Hundertwasser. Local ceramic artist, Ros Ingram, also came on board, working with the students on new clay techniques. The resulting work is now on display in the corridor in the Cheveral wing. A hospital spokesman said: "This is the latest of more than 100 pieces of artwork and photography that have been donated to the hospital by around 20 local artists, art groups and colleges as part of the trust's community arts project."