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 #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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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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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #9: Tina Ramos Ekongo

Tina Ramos Ekongo is an Equatorial Guinean painter and illustrator who lives and works in Manchester, England. She was born in 1987 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. She obtained her bachelor degree in Fashion Design in 2010 from Escuela Superior de Disenyo (School of Design) in Valencia, Spain. She also studied Art and Craft in Escuela de Artes de (School of Art) in Zaragoza, Spain in 2008.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #9: Rhian Cooke

Rhian Cooke is an artist based in Leeds making work across sculpture, moving image and animation, exploring the linkages and crossings between nature and environment, shifting between imagination and reality. She takes inspiration from autobiographical objects, cycling, wildlife, traffic and nature, allowing them to perform together, telling on-going stories of their connection to the environment and their hidden fragility.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #9: Eva Joy Lawrence

Eva Joy Lawrence is an artivist working in many media, whose ideas circulate around protest, apocalyptic possibilities, climate change and utopia. She often takes an anarchic view to traditional spaces and prefers public interventions, breaking through the norm and sparking energy for change. She holds a degree in Fine Art and Art History from Manchester School of Art and is now based in London.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #9: Oliver Getley

Oliver Getley is an interdisciplinary artist based in Leeds who's practice involves the production of artworks, exhibitions and collaborative projects, and in turn reflecting on these processes themselves as means of creative production. Particularly interested in the exploration and re-construction of place, his upcoming project aims to commemorate the former artist-run studios based in Mabgate.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #9: Katie Hallam

Katie Hallam is a artist working primarily in digital photography and print, but has recently moved into working with sculptural works combining geology and digital materials.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #8: Justine Cal

Justine Call is a self-taught artist, working in a range of media. For the past 10 years she has focused on black and white photography, specifically documentary and street photography. She is particularly interested in documenting alternative society, including demos, festivals, and people who have been in or experienced detention centres.

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CuratorSpace Artist Bursary #8: Paloma Tendero

Paloma Tendero is a visual artist exploring genetic mutations and inherited diseases through photography and sculpture. She was born in Spain, where she graduated from BA(Hons) Fine Arts at Complutense University, Madrid. Following that, she graduated from MA Photography at London College of Communication.

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