KCA Alumni Award
Published on Wed 8 Feb 2017
Textile undergraduate Eva Jack has scooped the 2016 KCA Alumni Award. She was one of 11 entrants this year with her entry based around sustainability and recycling existing materials to make new fabric and products.
Eva said: “It’s a complete surprise as I wasn’t expecting to win. All the entries were very strong so I’m absolutely delighted and want to thank all the staff in the textiles department for their support. The projects I submitted were experimental investigations of sustainability and recycling. It’s an area which I’m really interested in so it’s great to be acknowledged for something that I’m so passionate about.”
The KCA Alumni Award was set-up in 2012 in association with DJCAD graduate Kevin Li who now runs Keass Creative.
Kevin said: “Our aim is to encourage the great talent at Duncan of Jordanstone and to give the students the chance to develop their interests and talents. It was really hard this year to decide the winner, not just because all the entrants were so good but we also changed the judging format so the winner was decided by a panel. But Eva’s entry was so great and had such inspired thinking behind it, it became the clear winner.”
As well as the award, Eva also receives £3000 prize money which as yet she hasn't decided what to do with.