The Huddersfield Textile Society is delighted to announce its four Graduate Prizewinners of 2017.
Former Society Presidents Stephen Sheard and Chris Wilkinson judged the students’ work and the winners were announced at Preview Night for the University of Huddersfield, Art, Design and Architecture Final Show on Friday 15th June 2017.
Awards were made in the following categories:
1st Prize: Katy Longstaff
Textiles with Surface Design – 2017 F r e e P l a y - Interchange.
‘We are never more fully alive, more completely ourselves or more deeply engrossed in anything than when we are at play’ - Charles Schaefer
1st Prize: Thomas Greenwood
The sensitised pellucidity collection explores the desire to regain balance between privacy and transparency looking at elusive spaces and being translucent in new ways; suggesting a new sense of truth with the fusion of industrial and organic; finding calm in the mist of destruction; signifying the release of life anxieties.
1st Prize: Kathryn Lund
Colour Regeneration explores the abandoned surfaces within urban areas focusing on the rejuvenating power of colour. The influence of colour is pivotal to the reincarnation of the lost and forgotten textures; which have a strong translation through to the knitted pieces which utilise both conventional and less traditional yarn.
1st Prize: Natalie Day
Details to follow
Congratulations to all of this year’s graduate winners.