Friday, 29 November 2013

Kremena Dimitrova receives the Arthur Silver Award for 2013

Last week, MoDA staff were present to see Kremena Dimitrova receive MoDA's Arthur Silver Award for 2013 at Middlesex University's annual awards ceremony.   During the evening we managed to have a chat with Kremena in order to find out what she has been up to since winning the award last summer.  Kremena had some exciting news.

Kremena receiving her award from Janet Ritterman, Chancellor of Middlesex University

Kremena with her award and Richard Lumb, MoDA staff
Kremena is continuing with her teaching career, completing a successful teaching stint on the Foundation in Art & Design course at Middlesex University at the end of the summer. She is currently teaching the National Art & Design Saturday club also at Middlesex.

Kremena has been working as a freelance illustrator at Bishops Stortford Museum, designing and illustrating real life stories from the First World War in the form of a graphic novel.   The novel will be published next year as part of the museum's commemoration of the 100th year anniversary since the start of WW1. There will also be an accompanying exhibition. Kremena has also been exhibiting her work at a number of venues across London, details of which you can find on her website along with more information about her work.

Kremena's exciting news is that she has been awarded a commission to design and illustrate the artworks for the interior of a new fine dining restaurant in London.  The new restaurant,'Canvas', will be opening to the public early in the New Year. We obviously wish Kremena every success with this new venture.

Arthur Silver Award poster 2014, featuring a still from Kremena's award-winning animation

Regular readers of this blog will know that we have just launched the 2014 award and interested parties can get information about the application process on the MoDA website.  You can also find out more about the work of previous Arthur Silver Award entrants in past MoDA blog posts.

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