MiAL 2017 Selection Panel: Introducing Barbara Chandler

Open to all University of the Arts London students and recent graduates, MiAL represents a fantastically diverse range of work including fine art, illustration, photography, fashion, homeware, video, performance, sculpture, installation and more! With each new collection we welcome around 40 new artists to join MiAL, with work launched online as part of the new collection.

Each collection is chosen by a panel of industry experts. The panel look through all submissions and provide feedback to everyone, which means that even if work isn’t selected applicants receive helpful guidance as to why.

The panel changes with each collection, and for the MiAL 2017 Collection we’re very excited to announce that photographer and design correspondent Barbara Chandler will be joining us part of this years selection panel!

Barbara ChandlerBarbara Chandler has been a specialist writer on design and decoration for over 35 years, contributing to top magazine and newspapers, both on the staff and as freelance. She has won several awards (including most recently a Lifetime Achievement Award from Homes & Gardens magazine). She has written several books, talked on radio, and been a consultant for a major TV programme. She is on the selection panels for Design Nation, and for the furniture Design Guild Mark.

Currently, Barbara is the design writer for Homes & Property at the London Evening Standard, with over 1 million readers – she has held this position for over 20 years, and also contributes a design column to Homes & Gardens magazine.

Barbara Chandler is also an exhibiting photographer, with a published book (Love London, 2011) and a range of handmade cards. She has exhibited her portraits of designers at 100% Design (“2020 Vision,”  2014) and at Design Junction (“Joy of Design,”  www.joyofdesign.net, 2013).

Barbara has her own line of photo-printed textiles with printers Paul Bristow (tea towels, bags, aprons, cushions; http://www.paulbristowcollections.com/product-category/barbara-chandler/ ).


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