Award success for talented Textile Design students
Date: 18th Mar 2019
The Arts Society Chiltern Hills Area has recognised excellence at Buckinghamshire New University with a trio of awards to third-year BA (Hons) Textile Design students.
Charlotte Fitzwilliam won £200 for her work, which involved examining heritage sites for inspiration to turn wood and resin on a lathe to make contemporary door furniture.
Kamille Balciunaite and Jessica Blandford won £150 each for their work, after the three were shortlisted by The Arts Society, which is a leading arts education charity with a global network of over 380 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts.
Jessica’s pieces involve combining Brutalist structures with Scandinavian Hygge in the form of scented concrete and resin forms that have hard and soft edges and are at times developed further into functional products.
Kamille draws on Art Deco and Modernist architecture to inspire her prints with gold foil to be used in interior settings.
Karina Thomas, Senior Lecturer in Textile Design, said: “The Textile Design course has enjoyed a long relationship with The Arts Society, which has kindly funded our professional talks in the past and this year decided to make individual awards for excellence. It is fantastic recognition of our students’ abilities to be recognised in this way. Congratulations to all of them.”
Gina Archer, Caroline Symington and Bernadette Mckenzie Ross from The Arts Society visited Bucks to judge the winners and hand out the prizes.