Graduating BA (Hons) Textiles student, Daria Iwon has been awarded the winner of the Batsford Prize for Applied Arts, 2019.

The Batsford Prize is an annual award for students across the subjects Fine and Applied Art, Fashion, Illustration and Children’s Illustration. Batsford is open for undergraduate and postgraduate students and offers the winner of each category a cash prize.

The theme of the competition this year was ‘Being Human’ and Daria’s winning design entitled ‘Joy’ engaged with this topic from a bold and playful perspective, utilising her innovative embroidery and embellishment skills.