Students from Leeds Arts University’s textile design undergraduate degree will showcase their work at New Designers 2019.
Founded in 1846 as the Leeds Government School of Art and Design, Leeds Arts University has contributed significantly to the development of art education in Britain and across the world. The university has been recognised for its industry standard facilities at the Whatuni awards (winners in 2014, 2016 and 2019) and is in the top five for Design & Crafts in the Guardian University League Tables 2020.
Students graduating from the course this year have enjoyed a significant amount of success including: Alice Hargreaves, who took first place in the North of England heat for the Society of Dyers and Colourists International Design Competition 2019; Cassie Suche, who won the Overall Masterpiece awards at the i-dott Surface Pattern Design Competition 2018, with further accolades going to Megan Whalen, Louise Barlow and Kara Ferguson; and Lucy Carris and Millie Rothera who won first prizes in the Bradford Textile Society Awards 2018/19.
The students exhibiting have also experienced international recognition during their time at Leeds Arts University, exhibiting and selling work at Indigo, Premier Vision in Paris, MoOD in Brussels and Heimtextil in New York.
Tami Stewart, Course Leader commented:
“The course prides itself on continued engagement with industry; with opportunities to champion the students as globally engaged and responsive designers who are involved with the wider, professional design community on an international level.
New Designers provides our students with another platform on which to promote themselves and gain significant exposure, and is an important part of the opportunities available to students at the University.”
Students from Leeds Arts University will be at New Designers Part One from 26 June-29 June 2019 at stand T14.
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