Bursary winners

This is a list of previous CuratorSpace bursary winners. If you are a subscriber you find out how apply for the next CuratorSpace bursary by going to https://bursary.curatorspace.com.

CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Julia Keenan

Julia Keenan is visual artist who works with materials to explore participatory systems of objects and environments. She is also an associate at ASPEX Portsmouth and CAS Arts Andover and regularly collaborates with museum and gallery spaces.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Alice Karveli

Alice Karveli is an interdisciplinary artist, incorporating painting, drawing, photography, sound, ​sculpture, installation, dance, and costume design into transformative performances. Originally from Athens, she has been based in London since 2014.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Sophie Bullen

Sophie Bullen's practice explores collaborative fiction-making, often centring projects around natural forms, such as rocks or islands. Her work considers how stories can evolve and adapt over time. She is also a co-founder of Freehold Projects, a support network which curated a series of events and exhibitions in Leeds City Centre.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Lola Awada

Lola Awada is a London-based multi-disciplinary artist creating across different media, including painting, sculpture, photography and photomontage. Her work is mostly inspired by the interconnectedness of everything with and within nature and explores spirituality, magic, fantasy and 'harsh realities'.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Sarah Dixon

Based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Sarah Dixon is a socially-engaged conceptual artist using a broad range of media to create participatory works. She has a particular interest in invisible rituals - how we use them in institutional and everyday settings, and how we can playfully reconstruct them to serve us. She is a founder member with Sharon Bennett of The Women's Art Activation System (WAAS).

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #12: Nicola Woodham

Nicola Woodham is a live artist bringing together sculptural e-textiles, drawing, vocal improvisation and noise. In 2019, she began an intensive journey into creative technology and now hand-makes wearable sensors from electronic textile materials and codes for embodied audio performances.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #11: Mark Tamer

Mark Tamer is an experimental photographer working with both analogue and digital mediums. Through his work he aims to find a balance between chance and control, construction and destruction, signal and noise.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #11: Tim Shore

Tim Shore is a visual artist living in Derby. He works with moving image, site-specific installation, drawing and books. He is particularly interested in the histories and narratives of the marginal, ephemeral and overlooked, and how luck, chance and anxiety can be embodied in his work.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #11: Jonathon Beaver

Jonathon Beaver is an animator, embroiderer and arts educator based in Liverpool. He uses traditional crafts, particularly textiles used to mark family occasions and decorate homes, to evoke diverse family units. His practice often stitches and blends language, words and motifs that connect, root and bind us to places and to memories.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #11: Gudrun Filipska

Gudrun Filipska is an artist and researcher living in the Fens, UK. She is of Welsh and Polish descent. Her work is concerned with the cultural and literary associations of walking and journeying and seeks to re- configure them to include, feminist and 'other' itinerant practices. She also facilitates the artist-led collective 'Arts Territory Exchange'.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #11: Oliver Bliss

Oliver Bliss is a Queer Craftivist exploring social and political issues with an interest in sexuality and gender. He uses textiles as a starting point within his work to explore themes of identity, sexuality and gender. He is also an experienced facilitator for creative workshops, building conversations around social and political issues.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #11: Carrie Fertig

Carrie Fertig is a socially engaged interdisciplinary artist working in performance, video, sound, sculpture, installation. Her aim is to make compelling and safe environments inviting deep reflection and participation in self-discovery and well-being. Much of her work is an exploration of difficult and uncomfortable aspects of being human: dying and forgiveness. She is interested in pushing societal norms around dying and the lack of conversation about the inevitable.

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Cassy Oliphant: An Unintended Domestic Residency

Cassy Oliphant was awarded a CuratorSpace Artist Bursary to undertake an artist parent residency in France with her young daughter. But as Covid made this impossible, her work became even more focused on her family and its histories.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #10: Kate Elisabeth Rolison

Kate Elisabeth Rolison is a hand embroidery artist and writer, who stitches words on books, clothes, and antique textiles. Some of the topics she explores include women's history, romance, mental health, nature, the history of embroidery, autobiography and memoir, fairytale, language, and fashion. She is currently working on a stitched graphic novel.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #10: Marianne Sice

Marianne Sice is an interdisciplinary artist & musician who seeks to create multidisciplinary audiovisual, embodied experiences for an audience in the form of installations, live art works and performances. She is interested in music & performance psychology and the effect of listening to and making music on people's wellbeing and has recently been involved in collaborative projects using sensors to measure these effects. She has also worked as a resident young entrepreneur with digital arts collective Handcoded, Barcelona who specialise in creating interactive public artworks and immersive experiences using coding and projection mapping.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #10: Kathryn Maguire

Born in Ireland, Kathryn Maguire lives and works in London. She is currently studying Masters in Sculpture in Royal College of Art. Her practice engages text, sculpture, video, installation; making diverse cultural references linking the past with the contemporary. Increasingly, her work engages processes of making, informed by her earlier training as jewellery-maker and sculptor.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #10: Iona MacLeod

Iona MacLeod makes sculptures, videos, drawings, paintings, crafts, installations, performances, and photography. Sometimes her work is a single object, sometimes a whole project. She studied sculpture and installation at The Ontario Collage of Art and Design in Canada, and is currently working on obtaining her MA in art and social practice at the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #10: Lisa Risbec

Lisa Risbec has a background in animation, photography and creative facilitation and currently working as a historical archive photographer. Her current work sits within the intersection of contemporary drawing, sculpture and research based practice and is focused on collecting, documenting, and making objects.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #10: Anne Waggot Knott

Anne Waggot Knott is an emerging contemporary visual artist and geographer based in Allerdale, in rural Cumbria. Her practice is often conceptual with considered narrative and process behind it, frequently rooted in wild landscapes. She is influenced by our physical and metaphorical journeys and connections with the environment. Place and space are recurring themes, particularly with reference to identity.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #9: Anne-Laure Cano

Anne-Laure is an artist working primarily with ceramics. She was born in France and now lives and works in London where she graduated from City Lit College. Her work examines how we respond to emotional experiences such as memories, loss and sense of belonging. She makes abstract sculptures that look like they have been found rather than made, and which challenge our expectations and perception of ceramics.

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