To kick off the undergraduate Summer Show at Chelsea College of Arts this year, students and staff gathered in Chelsea’s Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground last Friday for the presentation of the Chelsea Summer Show Awards 2015.
Given out by George Blacklock, the Dean of Chelsea, course tutors and representatives from the visiting organisations donating the prizes, these awards recognise the hard work and achievement the college’s graduating Textile, Fine Art, Interior & Spatial Design and Graphic Design students.
Read on to find out more about the awards, the winning students and their work.
Landmark PLC Fine Art Award
Landmark has been generously supporting Wimbledon, Chelsea and Camberwell College’s of Arts’s students for the last seven years. This year, the Landmark PLC Fine Art Award of £1,000 went to Matthew Burdis for his film ‘Lindisfarne One One’.
The Knights of the Round Table Award
The Honourable Society of the Knights of the Round Table was formed in London in 1720 by a group of actors, artists and literary friends to keep the values of King Arthur alive. One notable early member was Charles Dickens. Today The Society offers exciting opportunities to young people and awards grants to those who have made an exceptional start to their career.
At the Chelsea Summer Show Awards, they kindly offered a prize of £1,500 to BA Fine Art student Hannah Wareham. Hannah won the award for her ‘Stile’ sculpture.
See more of Hannah’s work – www.hwfineart.co.uk
The Chelsea College of Arts Dean’s Awards
The Dean’s Awards are prizes of £200 given to a graduating student from each undergraduate course in recognition of academic achievement and improvement.
Dean’s Award: BA Interior & Spatial Design
This years’ winner is Jessica Hadwin.
Dean’s Award: BA Graphic Design Communication
This years winner is Irina Wang. For her final project, she produced educational materials designed for children in the Chittagong Hill Tracts to learn native Marma, thus combating minority language extinction, high drop-out rates and cultural marginalisation under Bangladeshi hegemony.
Find out more about Irina’s work – www.irinawang.com
Dean’s Award: BA Fine Art
This years winner is Faron Ray.
Dean’s Award: BA Textile Design
This years winner is Yusra Makhdoomi.
Dean’s Award: FdA Interior Design
This year winner is Katie Kiss.
Dean’s Award: Graduate Diploma Interior Design
This years winner is Gwendoline Porte.
D&AD New Blood Awards
Six graduating students from BA Graphic Design Communication were winners of the prestigious D&AD New Blood Awards for completing briefs set by global brands.
You can find out more about the D&AD awards and get details of all the Chelsea prize winners on our previous blog post.
iD Magazine category
- Alice Lees
- Andrew Morris
Vice Movies Online category
- Stella Murphy
- Danielle Field
- Lily Biswell
- Flo Fairweather
The Chelsea Undergraduate Summer Show 2015 continues until Saturday 27 June.