ANNA-MARIA DESOGUS MEMORIAL AWARD
The 'Anna-Maria Desogus Memorial Award' was set-up in 2011 by Jehane Boden Spiers.
In memory of the artist Anna-Maria Desogus who lost her fight with cancer on 9 February 2008. She was due to meet Tracey Emin the week before she died.
Anna-Maria captured the essence of a beautiful woman. A remarkably real & gutsy person, her legacy is one of a passion for art, of pushing the boundaries of 3-D design, of strength, of vivacity. The criteria for the ‘Anna-Maria Desogus Memorial Award’ are intended to reflect her qualities: visual, courageous, socially-aware, humorous, intelligent, straight-talking, independent, and demanding.
Brighton University 3-D Design & Craft BA (Hons)
Two prizes are awarded annually by Jehane Boden Spiers and Anna's family; to a Graduate & 2nd Year student at Brighton University whose work best satisfies one or more of the following design criteria:
Makes a strong visual statement
Innovative and creative consideration of materials, subject matter or form
Thinking ‘outside the box’
Shows humour and / or awareness of social/ political issues
Prize-winners of the Anna-Maria Desogus Memorial Award:
GRADUATE AWARD: Laila Laurel (2019), Luke Fuller (2018), Iona Aitchison (2017), Isabella Stone-Wilson (2016)
2ND YEAR AWARD: Bronte Simpson-Little (2019), Rosie Tweedale (2018), Luke Fuller (2017), Darwin Simmonds (2016), Veega Tankun (2015), Aphrodite Theochari (2014), Erlina Beare Gottison (2013), Stephanie Holmes (2012), and Stephanie Iles (2011)
HIGHLY COMMENDED GRADUATE AWARD: Ollie John, Ava Vaughan, Jemima Bellamy, Jack Scott
HIGHLY COMMENDED 2ND YEAR AWARD: Immy Gray, Ollie John, Chris Pearce, Zoe Rae, Nedine Luke, Nathan Lisher, Alexi Simmons, Tsuwan Hsieh, Josh Bitelli