RGU Art and Heritage Purchase Award – Three Dimensional Design

Three Dimensional Design graduate Valeriya Omelechkyna received a Highly Commended Purchase Award. Judges commented on the clear and confident design aesthetic that was easily relatable to it’s architectural inspiration. Artist’s statement: Brutalist architecture has sculptural qualities where structural components are visible. My work is inspired by these architectural shapes and lines. I look at howContinue reading “RGU Art and Heritage Purchase Award – Three Dimensional Design”

RGU Art and Heritage Purchase Award – Communication Design

Communication Design graduate Sasha Miller received a Highly Commended Purchase Award. Judges commented that the display clearly communicated the bustle and energy one would expect from a city centre, but with a distinct sense of distance and separation that was easily relatable to personal experiences of the Covid-19 lockdowns that inspired the work. Artist’s statement:Continue reading “RGU Art and Heritage Purchase Award – Communication Design”

RGU Art and Heritage Purchase Award – Painting

Painting graduate Sarah MacFarlane received a Highly Commended Purchase Award. Judges commented on the successes of her process; it incorporates digital techniques with a handcrafted approach that conveys a sense of confidence and deliberation. Artist’s Statement: Throughout most of my work I focus on places which evoke feelings of nostalgia, for example, places on Islay.Continue reading “RGU Art and Heritage Purchase Award – Painting”

RGU Art and Heritage Principal’s Award – Fine Art

Contemporary Art Practice graduate Emmajane Kingaby received the Principal’s Award for Fine Art Judges commented on the abrupt transition from art gallery to laboratory as they entered her exhibition space. The steel tables and clear white walls suggested a sterile, clinical environment, and challenges the distinction between what is creative and what is scientific. Artist’sContinue reading “RGU Art and Heritage Principal’s Award – Fine Art”

RGU Art and Heritage Principal’s Award – Design

Fashion and Textiles graduate Beth Davidson received the Principal’s Award for Design. Judges noted her effective use of digital artwork and animated displays to convey her design concept. Artist’s statement Outer shell is a visual representation of feelings of claustrophobia and confinement contrasting with the need for protection, due to anxieties exacerbated by Covid within currentContinue reading “RGU Art and Heritage Principal’s Award – Design”