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Bill Chambers: Confined

Bill Chambers is based in Newport, South Wales and is a long-standing member of Cardiff Print Workshop. Over the years, he has been self-employed as an artist and teacher, offering workshops and master classes to a variety of organisations and individuals.

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Frances Brock: Badly Drawn Pets

Frances Brock is a painter, producing colourful, expressive portraits using mixed water media, as well as landscape paintings in water media and oils. Her work has been shown in York Open Studios for the past four years and she regularly teaches courses at Sleningford Old Hall for the past two years.

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Fierce Fine Art: Looking Out

Fierce Fine Art focuses on personal lifecycles, tracing the emotional moments and relationships of family through pared down linear pencil images. She approaches her practice from an unashamedly female perspective, frequently using her own body as an expressive medium to portray the often-overlooked perspective of women and children within the visual arts.

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Michelle Hughes: Lockdown silver linings

Michelle Hughes is a self taught linocut artist, and has worked as a professional designer for 28 years. She is known for her linocut prints of Yorkshire landscapes and seascapes which she exhibits at York Open Studios, galleries and print fairs such as York Printmakers Print Fair and her own open studio events. She started her own printmaking and graphic design business in June 2016.

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Alan Pergusey: Extraordinary Steps

Alan Pergusey is a freelance visual artist who works with painting, sculpture, design, public and participatory art and street theatre. He is also the co-director of Leeds Sculpture Workshop.

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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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Paul Digby: The Imagined City

Leeds based artist, Paul Digby is curating a drawing and painting show at the Corn Exchange featuring work by Leeds artists who have responded to the city before, during and after lockdown.

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Maria Mollohan: Not a degree show

Maria Mollohan is a mature student and was studying printmaking on the 4th year of a degree course in Contemporary Art at GMIT Centre for Creative Arts and Media when lockdown happened, leaving her without access to the equipment that she needed to create her work.

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The Cultural Institute: Beyond Measure?

The Cultural Institute forges partnerships between the University of Leeds and creative and cultural partners, for research, engagement & student opportunity. We thrive on ideas from the creative and cultural sector, and nurture partnership between arts professionals, researchers and students from all disciplines.

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Laura Reid: Imaginary Opera

Laura Reid is a composer and writes music that fuses instrumental, acoustic and pre-recorded sounds. She also founded 'Imaginary Opera' during lockdown, to create new work, and collaborate on a project with writer, Christine Aziz, actress and singer, Sèverine Howell-Meri, violinist, Fenella Humphreys, animator and designer, Martha King and consultant producer, Angharad Cooper.

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Stella Tooth: Beyond the Door

Stella Tooth is a portrait artist making paintings of musicians who are currently unable to perform in venues due to the pandemic.

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Liliana Zaharia: On a scale from 1 to 10

Liliana Zaharia is a fine art photographer, interested in the everyday life, identity and belonging. Her latest multidisciplinary project, 'On a scale from 1 to 10' explores the representation of physical pain.

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Stepanka Facerova: There are Pictures because there are Walls

Stepanka Facerova is a multidisciplinary artist based in Cambridge UK. She mainly works with sculpture and installation. By building installations she creates different worlds; worlds which are often dominated by what is seemingly uninteresting, overlooked or forgotten. She questions our social habits, the necessity of routine as well as the need for a constant change. Her practice involves using materials as varied as wood, plaster, glass, clay and paper. She is also interested in finding new ways of using traditional canvas.

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Pippa Malik: Isolation Creations

Pippa Malik is a needle felt landscape artist, working from a corner of a room in London, surrounded by varying lengths of recycled yarn and wool tops. After initially working in glass design (sometimes stained, mostly slumped and sandblasted), Pippa spent 20 years in fashion before discovering a love for textiles and somehow ending up in needle felting.

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Ladan Ghiami: Journeys, Renewal, Rebirth, and Transformations

Ladan Ghiami is a British-Iranian abstract painter working from her home studio in North East London. Her work explores emotional states and inner journeys where the possibility for transformation is always within reach.

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