Nina Hartell, a third year BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design student has won a £750 bursary from The Textile Society.
The Textile Society, established in 1982 promotes ‘the study of textile disciplines and celebrates the history and culture of textiles, both traditional and contemporary’ through educational and professional awards.
The award invited proposals from current BA and MA students to assist with their final year projects or dissertations. The project Nina submitted and won the bursary for was titled ‘Can surface pattern design be minimalist?’
‘My work is inspired by architectural shapes, minimalism and architectural photography. I became really interested in the concept of minimalist surface pattern design as I became aware of the minimal qualities of my own work and wanted to see how far I could push the concept. I love experimenting with different materials and aim to create pattern through material manipulation.’
‘I use a combination of processes such as screen print, digital print, photography and metalwork and for my final major project have started experimenting with concrete and gold leaf.’
The bursary will go towards the cost materials such as copper and plastic for the project.
The 2013 award was also won by then third year BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design student Hannah Rampley for her project ‘Patterned Fruits’.
Source: The Textile Society