|6 August 2001||
Multi Media Textile artist selected for one of Europe's leading art exhibitions
The artists exhibiting in EAST are selected by some of the world's leading artists that have also included many Turner Prize nominees and the 1989 winner, Richard Long. The selectors of this year's EAST exhibition are the US-based feminist artist, Mary Kelly, whose installation, Post-Partem Document, was hailed as one of the twentieth century's most significant artistic statements on identity. She is joined by British screenwriter and filmmaker, Peter Woollen, whose book, Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, is regarded as one of the seminal works on structuralist theory.
Abigail, who graduated with
a first class degree from Loughborough University School of Art
and Design in 2000, is delighted to be selected for EAST. "This
is my first major international exhibition and I'm delighted
to find myself in such good company," she says. Since graduating,
Abigail has been busy establishing her reputation as a textile
artist, setting up her own studio and participating in exhibitions
in the UK.
"Abigail's success is richly deserved," says Val Beattie, Programme Leader for Multi Media Textiles at Loughborough. "Throughout her studies Abigail has shown a unique style and flair as an artist. She demonstrated a fascinating capacity for researching her ideas, combined with a very detailed knowledge of the fine art world. She was a pleasure to teach and we wish her every success for the future."
Multi-Media Textiles at Loughborough has established an international reputation in the fields of contemporary art, fashion and commerce. In addition to Abigail's critical acclaim at EAST, French fashion guru Christian Lacroix has commissioned the work of staff and students for his couture collections. Reebok has commissioned exciting new textile ideas from Loughborough students, while Amtico's revolutionary glass effect floor tiles are the brainchild of a recent Multi MediaTextiles graduate.
|Loughborough is an established university, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, and for unrivalled sporting achievement. An average teaching quality score of 22.7 out of 24 places Loughborough first equal with Cambridge in the UK. Industry highlights Loughborough in their top five for graduate recruitment. In Research, more than 70% of staff were assessed in grades 4 and above. The University has been awarded three Queen's Anniversary Prizes - for its collaboration with industries such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; and for its pioneering role in developing applications of modern optics and laser technologies.|
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