This graduating year of 2011 in MA Design: Textiles, has looked to explore textile media through design and allied contemporary formats through the pursuit of research and practice, combined with developing knowledge of new digital media and its applications. Exciting experimental practice combined with developing personal interpretations and interests have presented a diverse range of subjects in the field. Symbolic investigations of the ‘Fairy Tale’ with investigations into the betrayal of trust through text and image have been combined with a textural analysis of political ‘trust’, digital adaptations for wall covering solutions have evolved from research and inspiration developed from Gaudi’s architectural theory and Hogarth’s Analysis of Beauty for use in commercial interiors. Themes such as ‘unsustainable commitment’ through ones life history have inspired digital and screen prints for fashion while the duality of a cactus as representing beauty while flowering and unattractive without such adornment is the focus for a range of fashion scarves.
Deirdre Campion, Pathway Leader, MA Textile Design
Textile Design Students