On Monday 4th November 2013 the Weaver Incorporation of Aberdeen held its annual Educational Enhancement Awards Ceremony at Trinity Hall.
The Awards Scheme run with Gray’s School of Art gives recognition for the work undertaken by the outstanding students from the 2nd and 3rd Year Fashion and Textiles Degree Course following the submission of their portfolio’s to the Deacon of the Weaver Incorporation for assessment by the membership.
This year’s winner of the Kilgour Medal, Certificate of Excellence and £600 was Karen Runthal with the runner’s up certificate of commendation and £300 going to Krutika Thapar. Karen’s portfolio collection was inspired by Basso and Brooke, known for using photography and still-life in the creation of prints.
In front of an audience of students and staff from Gray’s School of Art and fellow members of the Aberdeen Weaver Incorporation. David Henderson, Deacon of the Weaver Incorporation said, “The members of the Aberdeen Weaver Incorporation was very impressed with the high standard of submissions from the students this year and had a very hard decision to come to in making the award. In the end Karen’s portfolio of work was judged to be the outstanding submission. These annual awards continue to bind the partnership between the Weaver Incorporation and The Robert Gordon University’s Gray’s School of Art and we are delighted to work with the school for years to come in recognising and rewarding those students who undertake excellent work in the Fashion and Textiles Degree Course. I congratulate both Karen and Krutika on their awards and wish them and their fellow students all the very best wishes as they continue their studies and for their future careers ahead.”
Pictured above is Ex Deacon Ian Date – Karen Runthal – Deacon David Henderson