Rowlinson Knitwear (Rowlinson) has announced the winners of its inaugural Art in the Workplace competition.
The competition gave Stockport College’s students the chance to create artwork for permanent display at the garment manufacturer’s multi-million pound UK headquarters in Stockport.
The competition challenged undergraduates to produce original art reflecting the employee owned company’s values and purpose of “fulfilling potential”.
Open to Illustration, Graphic Arts & Design and Contemporary Photography students from Stockport College’s university centre, entries were judged by a panel of five employees representing Rowlinson’s workforce.
Announced at a presentation event at Discovery Park, each category winner was presented with £100 prize and a trophy. Additionally, two students received a commendation certificate and a £30 prize. The category winning art will be installed in meeting rooms and open-plan workspaces at Rowlinson’s newly refurbished premises.
Rowlinson’s Managing Director, Donald Moore, thanked the students for their hard work and commitment to the competition, saying:
“We’ve been pleased to receive so many entries for our first Art in the Workplace competition. The calibre of the work was extremely high. It’s been a revelation to judge such a wide range of unique interpretations of our culture and every student has really embraced the theme of “fulfilling potential”.”
Caroline Hamer, creator of the Art in the Workplace competition and Marketing Manager at Rowlinson, said,
“We feel passionately about reaching out to support our local community. Displaying this incredible artwork not only enriches our business environment, but also provides an opportunity for young talent to be recognised. It’s been a pleasure to collaborate with Stockport College on this competition. I’m certain that all three category winners and their fellow entrants will go on to achieve wider artistic recognition. I wish them lots of luck in their future careers.”
Rowlinson Knitwear 2018 Art in the Workplace Competition: Winners
Winner of the Illustration category – Kesja Dabrowska
Winner of the Graphics category – Jade Montague
Winner of the Photography category – Cherie Vaughan
Highly Commended – Nicole Astbury and Marina Latzanaki