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1st June
to 30th June
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Co-Designer roles for development of artwork for International Fibre Art exhibition China

1st June to 30th June
As co-designers you will be working alongside lead artist Kate Egan to develop an artwork to be included in Being Theoria, Triennial of Fibre Art, Hangzhou, China. The role will enable you to gain insight, understanding and contribute to the process of collaborative practice-based research.

Research Host: Kate Egan

The Hangzhou Triennial of Fibre Art takes place in China in Autumn 2022. Kate Egan is collaborating with Prof Assadour Markerov to create a participatory textile artwork for this prestigious international exhibition. Rise students will be working directly with Kate Egan at the School of Art and will be engaged in the production of a practical prototypes through visualisations, physical testing with textile forms, documentation of the process through photography and brain storming materiality. The role would suit textile or fine art students with graphic knowledge for documenting, software, structural embroidery/material understanding, 3D printing, visual skills and photography. The research focusses on developing TRANSMEDIAL STITCHES – a collaborative ‘happening’ using audience manpower as technology for immersive contemplation and altered states. Rise students will gain an understanding of working to commission and how collaborative practice works.

Two to four places are available. In your expression of interest, write a 250-word statement on why you are applying and what you would get out of this role. If [possible include links to 5 images of your current work and key skills in:

·       Creative cloud software

·       Photography

·       Visualisation techniques

·       Making/Material knowledge

We recommend you sign up for – Key Research Skills package as part of the internship in particular.

In A Nutshell...

  • Research... practical research into textile structures and contextual research
  • Develop... making test samples of structural textiles
  • Collaborate... making in design studio, machine room, software
  • Co-design... problem solve, test and document practical solutions
  • Visualise... create visualisations of the artwork in different states
  • Earn up to 300 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.


  • call_split 01/06/22 to 30/06/22
    Internship will take place on dates TBC in June 2022.