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Shefali Wardell: Hungry

Shefali Wardell is an interdisciplinary artist working in illustration, drawing, writing and curation. During the pandemic she has focused on publishing her first ProCreate produced graphic novel.

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Inch by IN:CH: A Travelling Project

Inch by IN:CH is an artist-led travelling suitcase exhibition, bringing contemporary art out of galleries and into community areas across South West UK. Considering transition, interchange and the transportation of ideas, 11 artists will tour their work in an outwardly mobile spiral, engaging the public through talks, workshops, performances, demos, residencies. Starting at Fringe Arts Bath (28 May) and ending at Somerset Open Studios (3 Oct ‘21).

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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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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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