2017 Award Winners

Congratulations to the latest Award Winners

Congratulations to the recent Award winners:

 Stephen O'Shea is the winner of 2016 Gillian Purvis Award for New Writing and received £1,500.  PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, Stephen's current work focuses on combat veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.  The award will enable him to release time from working in a bar in order that he can travel to continue his research and interview war veterans.

Jessica Butler has received the 2016 Gillian Purvis Award for Travel for Primary Research.  Jessica's particular interest is in developing knitwear within a sportswear context.  At the end of her 3rd year in Textiles at Glasgow School of Art, Jessica will visit Wimbledon Tennis Museum and Barcelona's Olympic villages and stadiums to broaden her research before going into her final undergraduate year. 

Roseanna Noon is the recipient of the 2016 Gillian Purvis Award to a 4th year textile student at Glasgow School of Art.  Toby Paterson, Chairman of the Trust, was pleased to announce and present the award to Roseanna on 1 February at a work in progress show of 4th year student work.  Roseanna, who specialises in embroidery, was excited to know that the award will  enable her to purchase the materials that she really craves for her degree show.  We look forward to seeing her work in June.

 In August 2015 Rachel Northedge travelled to Denmark after she was awarded the Gillian Purvis Award for Travel for Primary Research for a 3rd year textile student at Glasgow School of Art.  A student of weave, Rachel was particularly inspired by her visit to the Textiel Lab and Museum in Tilburg.  In her report and thanks to the Trust, she said "it was amazing being able to finally visit the place I had read so much about and return to the UK with new visual and technical knowledge, as well as a bank of research to consult throughout my final year project".  Rachel's work will be available to see at the GSA Degree Show in June.

In the second year of Gillian Purvis Travel Bursaries to 3rd year students of Fashion Business or Fashion Branding, Mhairi Galloway is undertaking an exchange at the University of Iowa and Samantha Taylor will travel to Finland for an exchange at Helsinki Metropolia.

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