THIS WEEK New Designers Associate Prizes were awarded to six of the best graduate designers who are exhibiting in Part 1 of New Designers 2015, across the following disciplines: Textiles; Fashion & Accessories; Contemporary Applied Arts (including Ceramics and Glass); Jewellery and Precious Metalwork.
The winners were Emily Rose Moloney of University for Creative Arts, Farnham who won the New Designers Christy Carpets Associate Prize for her Elemental AW16/17 Active Footwear; Robin Crawford of Edinburgh College of Art won the New Designers Contemporary Glass Society Associate Prize; New Designers Clothworkers Company Associate Prize was awarded to Emma McCluskey from DJCAD (University of Dundee) for her work entitled Unnatural Botanicals; Heriot-Watt University graduate Louise Jenkins was the winner of New Designers Worshipful Company of Weavers Associate Prize for her piece Modern Tradition; Kernewek Bywedh (The Cornish Life) by Alice Selwood of Falmouth University won the Wilcom Associate Prize and New Designers craft&design Associate Prize was won by Beatrice Wall of Hereford College of Art
for Beetles for Battle.
Director of New Designers Isobel Dennis said: “As New Designers sees its 30th edition this year our winners today have demonstrated it’s just as strong as it’s ever been. The Associate Prize programme is an important part of New Designers, and we’re grateful to our fantastic partners for rewarding the creative talent of our aspiring graduate designers.”
by Caroline Simpson
New Designers 2015 Part 1: June 24 – 27; Part 2: July 01 – 04 (Awards Preview 01 July)
Business Design Centre, Islington, London, N1
Day Ticket: £15 on the door
Valid for One Day, Thursday- Saturday across both weeks (Thursday – Saturday Part 1 or Part 2)
VIP Pass: £27 on the door
Entitles the holder to unlimited access for both Part 1 and Part 2, including both Awards Preview Days / Evenings
Preview Ticket: £23 on the door
Allows entry from 3pm-9pm, includes Awards Preview Evening – valid for Wednesday only
Thursday Late Ticket: £11.50 on the door
Allows entry from 5pm-8pm on Thursday 25 June and Thursday 02 July.