3rd Year textile design student, Kirsty Fenton has won the 'Hidden Histories, Untold Stories' quilt project organised by the major AHRC funded 'Past, Present and Future Craft Practice' research project and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The prize is an exciting and rare opportunity to make her quilt for inclusion within the V&A 2010 exhibition, in the thematic display 'Making a Living' where she will be exhibiting alongside international artists such as Grayson Perry, Viktor & Rolf and Tracey Emin. As lead judge and curator of the V&A 2010 exhibition, Sue Prichard said, 'Kirsty's work combines an uncomfortable truth regarding child labour but does so in a way which is thoughtful, evocative and also beautifully constructed and made'.
Principle design lecturer for the textile project, Josie Steed offered her congratulations to all the students taking part in the competition who responded to the brief with enthusiasm and intelligence.
20 March - 4 July, 2010
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
For further information please visit: http://www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/future_exhibs/Quilts/index.html