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    Forest is inspiration for award winner

    10/06/2010
    The spectacular Montage Art and Design Degree Show at Brick Lane last week had a stand out moment for one graduating student.

    The spectacular Montage Art and Design Degree Show at Brick Lane last week had a stand out moment for one graduating student.

    Annie Skipper, who is graduating from her BA Textiles Applied Print degree this July was presented with the prestigious Arthur Silver Award at the private view on Thursday night.

    It has been an eventful graduation year for Annie, as she has also completed two placements with sought-after companies.

    Each year the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MODA) at Middlesex offers final year undergraduate students in the department of Art & Design the chance to win the Arthur Silver Award by using its collections for research and inspiration for their work.

    Annie lives near Epping Forest and it was this, along with the collection at MODA which inspired her award-winning piece, a carved oak log seat with digitally printed patterns.

    She said: “It is a gorgeous place to walk through and explore for inspiration.  I help to run a local scout group and Epping Forest is a perfect place to start for activities and adventure.”

    Annie gained industry experience with Middlesex alumna and fashion designer Katie Horwood, whose collection, Love you Long Time, is stocked across the UK, including in Topshop on Oxford Street.  She also secured a placement at renowned Glaswegian design studio Timorous Beasties.

    The award-winning student came to Middlesex from the London College of Fashion after being impressed by the facilities here.  

    After graduation, Annie hopes to learn upholstery to add to her already burgeoning set of skills.  Another ambition is to get her own workshop to be able to continue her creative work.   

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