Friday 18 May 2012
A lecturer at the University's Ealing School of Art, Design and Media has been chosen to exhibit at one of London's iconic museums.
Claire Hynds, who is a lecturer in graphic design, was selected for her print to be exhibited at the Victoria and Albert museum (V&A).
Her print is of London's Festival Hall and explores the effect of modernist architecture and utopian town planning on the inhabitants of Britain’s postwar housing schemes. She exploits the wide range of tones and textures possible with photo-etching to express urban spaces as densely sculptural forms.
Since 2007 Claire has contributed to an annual 'Box Set', an edition of prints made up of 30 contributing artists organised by her studio, East London Printmakers, where they donate a set of prints to the V&A.
Tim Travis, Curator in the V&A's Word and Image Department, selected Claire's print to coincide with the V&A's British Design exhibition.
Commenting on the selection of her print, Claire Hynds, Lecturer in graphic design at the University's Ealing School of Art, Design and Media, said:
'I am really excited to have my work recognised by such a prestigious institution.'