Monday, 6 February 2012

Heidi at the V&A

Heidi Hinder, who joined the Interiors & Lifestyle Futures community in February 2011, is having her work included in a major display at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Heidi designs and makes medals inspired by her interest in optical devices, science and literature and her pieces will be part of a display celebrating the first six years of the New Medallist Scheme. The work will be on display at the V& A from 11 February until 18 August.

Medals by Heidi Hinder

As explained on the Museum’s website the New Medallists: “breathe new life into the centuries-old art of the medal. Usually cast in metal, art medals are small sculptures, made for personal pleasure or contemplation. Often deeply introspective, these objects are best appreciated in the hand, where they may connect intimately with their (be)holder.”

The New Medallist Scheme is run by the British Art Medal Society in association with the V&A, the British Museum and the Royal Mint and is supported by the E.S.G. Robinson Trust.  “By nurturing a new generation of British medallists, the New Medallist scheme is designed to stimulate the field’s originality. In making a contribution to the present, the New Medallists will shape the future of medals in Britain and Ireland.

Heidi Hinder at an ILF Visioning workshop

See here for more about Heidi and the New Medallists event. For more about the Interiors & Lifestyle Futures' Visioning workshops, which Heidi took part in, July 2011, please click here.