Rollits Announce 2018 Student Art Award Winner

Rollits is pleased to announce that Kayleigh Evans has been awarded this year’s “Rollits Art Award 2018” at the Hull School of Art and Design, for her collection of wrapping paper, cards and gift bags.

Kayleigh, age 19, previously studied at Mallet Lambert and Wyke before joining HCUK to study Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Having successfully completed the FD she is now progressing onto a Foundation Degree in Fashion and Textiles at the Hull School of Art & Design in September.

Kayleigh’s winning collection is her final major project based on a trend ‘Electric Jungle’. She produced a collection of wrapping paper, cards and gift bags using a range of techniques and experimentation. The designs were first produced by hand painting, drawing, collage and stitching with bold coloured paints, inks and dyes and then digitally manipulated to create the final design.

Kayleigh says she is really pleased with the outcome as she has not previously worked with such bold colours and she has enjoyed experimenting with different creative processes.

Kayleigh hopes eventually to work in surface pattern design.

The standard of work at the College was again of such a high standard that three other students,  Rachel Thompson, Daniel Sunley and Chris Sharpe were also nominated as ‘Highly Commended”.

The Hull School of Art and Design is located at Queens Gardens and its excellent onsite facilities include multimedia graphic design suites, purpose built workshops dedicated to 3D/spatial design, jewellery design and ceramics. Specialist Art and Design facilities also include the industry standard photographic studio with associated digital editing suites, fine art studios, textile work rooms with state of the art equipment including computerised dobby looms and fashion and clothing studios/workshops.

Pat Coyle, Director of Marketing and Client Relations at Rollits LLP said: “We have sponsored the Rollits Art Award at Hull College for several years and I am always impressed at the calibre of the student’s work - each year it just gets better and better.

“Choosing the overall winner is not easy due to the diverse nature of the artwork on show. We viewed the work of all of the students - everything from ceramics to photography - following their end of year show and the standard of work impressed us so much that we found it very difficult to choose just one winner.

“We chose Kayleigh as our eventual winner, not only for the exceptional work she has produced but also for the professional way she presented her work at the show. We also recommended three further pieces to be nominated as ‘Highly Commended’.

Posted on: 26/07/2018

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