MoDA's Arthur Silver Award was set up specifically to encourage final year Middlesex Art & Design students to engage with our collections in this way. We'll shortly be announcing the winner of this year's Award, so it seems like a good time to catch up with our two previous winners.
|Model from Elena's catwalk show, 2009|
BA Fashion student Elena Picone won the Award when it was first launched in 2009. She chose to create a menswear collection inspired by floral chintzes she discovered at MoDA. Two years after graduating she is an Assistant Designer for a new menswear brand, and had this to say about the Award:
"There is so much inspiration to gain at MoDA...The Arthur Silver Award is so important to not only challenge and drive students but to make them aware of the abundance of inspiration which is right under their noses!"
BA Applied Print student Annie Skipper was our winner in 2010. Annie used John Aldridge’s ‘Moss’ wallpaper from MoDA’s collections to inspire complex naturalistic patterns. The patterns she created were used to adorn a huge carved log seat and accompanying furniture in a range of mediums and textures. Having won the £1000 prize, Annie hoped to be able to buy her own printing screens and equipment to enable her to continue working post-graduation.
|2010 Winner of the Arthur Silver Award,|