Created: Friday, 6th December, 2013 - 11:26

Tara Osborough, who graduated from UCA Farnham's BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors, June 2013 won the New Designers Sanderson Award at New Designers which comes with a £1,000 cash prize and a four-week paid internship at the world-famous Sanderson studios.

Tara, 22, from Bangor, Northern Ireland, said: "I feel so honoured to have won the New Designers Sanderson Award.

"Over my past three years of studying at UCA Farnham I have found a passion for colour and I will use the prize money to further my research into colours in textiles while I study for my Masters. I am also really looking forward to starting my placement."

Tara's hand-painted woven fabrics were praised by the judges for the "beautifully considered use of colour to create saturated and painterly cloths that displayed maturity of design and craftsmanship."

Each year, New Designers brings together 3,000 of the UK's most talented and innovative design graduates to the Business Design Centre in London.

The exhibition presents examples of outstanding graduate design across a host of creative disciplines, including crafts, fashion, textiles and product design.

Taking place over two weeks, New Designers is divided into two parts.

Part 1, runs from 26-29 June and brings together graduates from the top design courses in contemporary applied art and ceramics and glass, alongside fashion, textiles and accessories and jewellery and precious metalwork.

Part 2, 3-6 July, focuses on furniture and product design, visual communications and spatial design - and for the first time, Prime Cuts, a new feature to the event that brings together specialist motion arts disciplines, including film, video and costume design.

UCA is well represented during both weeks and scores of students have earned their first big-break during the event.

New Designers is affiliated with leading companies and organisations which recognise the value of design education and its contribution to the UK's thriving and commercially valuable creative industries.

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