The Christine Risley Award is a £500 cash prize awarded annually by the Goldsmiths Textile Collection & Constance Howard Gallery to a graduating Goldsmiths BA student for outstanding creative practice-based work relating to the field of textiles. The award is made possible by the generous bequest of the late Christine Risley, a Goldsmiths alumna and widely respected textile educator, author, and practitioner.
The Christine Risley Award celebrates the diversity and plurality of contemporary textile practice. As such the prize aims to honour an original engagement with textiles, broadly conceived. The £500 cash prize also comes with the opportunity to exhibit work in the Constance Howard Gallery, home to the Goldsmiths Textile Collection.
If you are a graduating BA student in the Art or Design departments at Goldsmiths and wish to be considered for the Christine Risley Award, please send an expression of interest providing the following information:
This year’s graduating Design students will present their outcomes starting June 28th, under the title “My Friend, Oh! It’s Been So Long.” Until then, the blog gives you a peek at the work that will be showcased.
Erin Button‘s graduation work “Pattern Language” explores neural diversity and its representation and communication. Erin has translated into textile patterns the timelines of her brother Joe’s tics during certain events:
Are you looking to use film as part of your research project? This free 3-day filmmaking workshop organised by Filmgeographies may be helpful to you. You will need to be able to attend all 3 days in order to take part.
Filmgeographies is a forum that includes everything related to films and geography. We run calls for films that are published online and screened at annual geography conferences. We also organise film screening events and filmmaking workshops.