UAL alumna from Camberwell College of Arts and Chelsea College of Arts have won two of three places with their inspiring art installations in the recent future trends competition ‘WGSN Futures – Calling All Artists, announced last week.  Run by WGSN, one of the leading trend authorities, and Arts Thread, a leading digital platform for new creatives, the competition provides opportunities for emerging artists to break into creative industries across the globe.

Winner: Grizelda Kitching, alumna MA Visual Arts Printmaking, UAL Camberwell College of Arts. Image credit: (C) WAGN

Winner: Grizelda Kitching, alumna Visual Arts MA Printmaking, Camberwell College of Arts, UAL. Image credit: Benjamin Weatherill (C) WAGN

The three winners include Grizelda Kitching, alumna from the MA Visual Arts in Printmaking from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL, with her stunning Botanical Series. The bright tropical-inspired spontaneity of her work wowed creative industry specialists and fitted the Spring/Summer 2017 WGSN trend ‘Encounter Culture’.

Rosamund Hanny, alumna Textile Design MA, UAL Chelsea College of Arts. Image credit: (C) WAGN

Rosamund Hanny, alumna MA Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. Image credit: Benjamin Weatherill (C) WAGN

Also in the three winning artists, was Rosamund Hanny, alumna MA Textile Design from Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, with her amazing Wings and Feathers art installation. Her work was inspired by the vibrancy and fragility of nature and synchronises traditional and contemporary techniques to create overworked and innovative textile pieces, incorporating digital and hand embroidery, sublimation printing and exhaust dyeing.

The winners artworks were displayed at the WGSN Futures event that took place 25 & 26 May 2016 and a selection of the works by all three winning artists are available to view online.

Rosamund Hanny will be going on to exhibit her work at New Designers – One Year On in Islington Design Centre, London, from 29 June – 02 July 2016.