Sarah Colson

MA work

Platform 8


At the forefront of my practice is an investigation into manipulation of materials. I apply my ideas using a range of juxtaposing techniques. My current work explores the personal boundaries that we project to the outside world, and how public and private intimacy can be expressed through our clothing. Processes such as body art, adoration and armour communicate identities and create boundaries, which are used as tools to express different levels of privacy. By illustrating milestones within my life, I have explored the concept of distorted and layered projections and how, through these, I can conceal and reveal memories and secrets.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2011

  • Platform 8


    At the forefront of my practice is an investigation into manipulation of materials. I apply my ideas using a range of juxtaposing techniques. My current work explores the personal boundaries that we project to the outside world, and how public and private intimacy can be expressed through our clothing. Processes such as body art, adoration and armour communicate identities and create boundaries, which are used as tools to express different levels of privacy. By illustrating milestones within my life, I have explored the concept of distorted and layered projections and how, through these, I can conceal and reveal memories and secrets.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Interdisciplinary Textile Design, University of the West of England, Bristol, 2008; Foundation Art and Design, Filton College, Bristol, 2005
  • Experience

  • Design Development, A Gente Transforma, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • RCA Intent, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy, 2011; Przetwory Recycle Festival, 10-12 Grundia, Warsaw, Poland, 2010; International Textile Exhibition, Das Zimmer Gallery, Salzburg, Austria, 2010; hotelRCA, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy, 2010
  • Awards

  • First prize, University of the West of England Cliff Moss Award, 2008