Lois Langmead

ARTFORMS: Crafts , Textiles , Mixed Media





Lois moved to Glasgow in 2011 to embark on a BA (Hons) in Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art, specialising in Illustration. She graduated in 2015 with a First Class degree. The depth of her research for her final projects made a great impression on the assessment team, both for the eloquence of her writing and the manner in which her ideas were firmly embedded and evident in her making. One of her degree show pieces, a delicate, intricate, finely worked sculptural embroidery went on to win the student Jerwood Drawing Prize for 2015. From there, she remained in Glasgow and continued to self fund her practice.

Lois has exhibited throughout the UK. She has proved herself to be a thoughtful and imaginative artist with a strong research ethic and excellent analytical skills. She is adventurous and playful with her practice, serious and personally engaged with her work and sensitive in her use of materials. This gained her a place to study on the MA Textiles Mixed Media course at the Royal College of Art, enabling her to further her practice alongside her academic development. This offered the ideal next step for Lois, who finds engagement with textiles fascinating, resourceful and experiemental.

How the Award Helped

Lois received a Dewar Arts Award to support her postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art.

"I am extremely grateful for the support. Without the Award I would not have been able to accept my place."