For her conscientious and creative approach to coursework alone, Emma would be a worthy recipient of this year’s Art Prize. However, she has been such a positive and enthusiastic presence as well and her determination and motivation has influenced everybody she has worked with so positively that she deserves the prize on that count as well. Emma has studied Art, Textiles and Graphic Communication and has consistently achieved a high standard throughout these three subjects, despite having to produce three large (and, typically for Emma, very large) sketchbooks and two outcomes for each at both AS and A2 level.
Emma has been at the centre of all college Art activities, including her successful application course, which saw her gain four first-choice places in the UK and America: she finally decided on Southampton University to study Fashion Textiles. Emma has been a joy to teach and was so involved in every aspect of the Art department that she will be much missed, but the Anglo-American ties she brings with her will no doubt be renewed when she returns to visit us again soon.
This year the MPW Art Prize was shared between two students: Thu Ha Khuat and Emma Branflick.