Senior Technician and Postgraduate student awarded Textile Society Postgraduate Bursary

Vicky Price, an award-winning Senior Print Technician and part-time MA Fashion and Textile Design student, came second in the national bursary awards

Textile Design work by Vicky Price
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Textile Design work by Vicky Price

A Senior Print Technician and part-time student on our MA Fashion and Textile Design course has recently been named runner-up in the Textile Design Society Postgraduate Student Bursary finals. Vicky Price has been awarded £500 by the educational charity, along with coverage on their website and the opportunity to exhibit her work at a conference and exhibition held by the society this November in London.

Vicky has been working as a technician in the School of Art & Design for a number of years, facilitating undergraduate students to execute ambitious fashion, print and textile work. She has recently taken up studying an MA in the School on a part-time basis, making her eligible to apply for the prestigious bursaries offered by the Textile Society. The aim of the bursary awards is to supply additional financial support to individuals studying within the broad area of textiles.

We spoke to Vicky about her involvement and success in the bursary awards. She told us: “The Textile Society Postgraduate Student Bursary finals were held in Manchester in April, and I was one of three student finalists. The process involved being interviewed by representatives of the charity. I received both positive feedback and critical questioning, and also gained some useful contacts to follow-up.”

Vicky in the print studios. Image courtesy Technicians Make It Happen
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Vicky in the print studios. Image courtesy Technicians Make It Happen

She continued: “My application comprised of 10 images of my MA Fashion and Textile Design work and a short synopsis of my project proposal. I was really pleased to be awarded a runner-up award, which will help to fund fabric purchases for my final show in July. I will also take part in their forthcoming show in Chelsea in November this year.”

Lyn Broster, Vice Chair of Bursaries and Awards at the Textile Society, said of Vicky’s work: “The judges all supported her project and admired her commitment to practice-based research, and her passion and enthusiasm for the subject.”

Vicky will be showing her final project work at NTU’s Postgraduate Art & Design exhibition, Mastered, coming to campus this July. Find out more.

Senior Technician and Postgraduate student awarded Textile Society Postgraduate Bursary

Published on 3 May 2018
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Culture; School of Art & Design

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