Student with designs on success Archive for 2016

Release Date: 16 June 2016

The End-of-Year Art Exhibition paid dividends for one D&A College textiles student.

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Taylor Anderson shows off some of the work chosen for the Edinburgh exhibition

Taylor Anderson’s work was spotted by a representative of the textiles art group, Edge, who immediately inquired if the student would be happy for her work to appear in the group’s exhibition being staged in Edinburgh next month.

Taylor’s work comprised a cushion illustrated with drawings inspired by her childhood art.

“I found some drawing I has done in primary school which I used to create funny illustrative faces,” said the student.

“I also did some screen prints of various creepy crawlies such as beetles and caterpillars as their shapes and colours interest me.”

Taylor also designed a coat which combined both contemporary fashion and period clothing.

The HND textiles student was delighted to have her work chosen and to be awarded a £50 prize.

Having just digested the news about the Edge exhibition, the former St Paul’s Academy pupil discovered that she had won a D&A College prize – the Tailor Trade Award for Best Use of Course, complete with a cheque for £150.

Taylor, who aims to pursue a career in the design industry, completed her HND this year and has won a place at art college after the summer.

“I have really enjoyed my two years at D&A College,” commented the 20-year-old.

“It was amazing, we all learned so much and at the same time the lecturers allowed us a lot of independence to explore out own ideas.”

The Edge Textiles group aims to promote excellence in all aspects of the genre.

Their exhibition is being staged in St Margarets House, London Road, Edinburgh, and runs from Saturday, July 2-Friday, July 22.