Talented students graduating from Robert Gordon University's (RGU) Gray's School of Art and the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture at this summer (2012) have each been awarded £500 purchase prizes by RGU Art and Heritage Collections. The prize pieces have been added to RGU's extensive art collection which is open to viewing by the public.
This years purchase prize giving saw eleven students each receive a £500 cheque in return for a piece of their work which they produced as part of the universities annual degree show. The selected pieces which included an installation, consisting of a sleeping bag with printed text, exploring the issue of people who go missing by Textile and Surface Design student Emma Kerr and ceramic columns decorated with printed and coloured wallpaper designs by Three Dimensional Design student Sammy Sinclair, will be added to the University's growing collection of RGU student's work.
The prize giving was formally inaugurated in 2006 and since then RGU has built up a fascinating record of the creativity of graduates in all the design and fine art disciplines from textiles to architecture. Furniture, building designs, paintings, books and jewellery join packaging, prints and film to showcase the talent emerging every year from the Grays and Scott Sutherland Schools.
Jane Kidd, Curator of the Art & Heritage Collections said: "I believe we are the only university which collects its own work in this systematic way, so a unique and fascinating record is being built up now for future generations".
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