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NADFAS Bursary Display

Alexandra Defina, Vessel for Aimee Mullins, 2015 © the artist
Monday 19 January 2015 - Sunday 31 January 2016

The annual National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies bursary is awarded to a promising second year students on the Metalwork & Jewellery course at Sheffield Hallam University.

The bursary enables these students to design and make a piece of silver. Using a project brief called ‘Designing for Clients’, each student makes a presentation on an object they wish to make for use by a real person, dead or alive.

This year’s bursary is has been awarded to Alexandra Defina, who has created a drinking vessel for the American athlete, actress, model and campaigner, Aimee Mullins. Following the amputation of both her lower legs due to a medical condition, Mullins has gone on to become a world-class athlete, excelling in many sports. The piece was inspired by Mullins’ different strengths and abilities when wearing different prosthetic legs.

Please note: this is a small display, not a complete exhibition.