Art students are supporting St Martins through a creative project whereby pizza boxes at independent restaurant Brick Pizza are customised by the artists and available for a donation.
This collaborative project was inspired by Asha Wilson, 21, a Graphic Communications student who is in her third year at Norwich University of the Arts (NUA). Asha said, “When I came to Norwich I researched local charities and I was impressed by the work St Martins does with homeless people. I wanted to raise money in a fun and creative way.”
Brick Pizza agreed to supply pizza boxes and over 50 NUA students designed the covers in which ever artistic way they chose. The boxes are on display at the pizza restaurant, which is located next to the market in Norwich city centre.
The initiative is supported by NUA Students’ Union and promoted on their social media platforms (@nuastudentsunion). A mix of students across all year groups and courses have got involved, including those studying Photography, Graphic Design, Fine Art and Textile Design, resulting in a unique and vibrant display of boxes. Students’ Union President Hannah Linsdell said, “the collaborative project is a wonderful way to own an original piece of artwork and support a fantastic local charity.”
The students have set the fundraising target at £150 and are inviting the public to make a donation online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nuastudents, then to show their email receipt to a Brick Pizza member of staff and choose the artwork they wish to take home.